See those little valves on 2 of the jars? This is the first time I have used them, but they seem pretty cool. The let the fermenting air out while keeping out the bacteria. I forgot to fill them with water the first couple of days, so I got a little mold. But you can just scrape it off, because it's totally harmless.
I also made a really yummy no-grain breakfast cereal. It's
- 2/3c buckwheat groats
- 1/3c hempseed
- 1/2c chia
- 1c dehydrated peaches
- 1c chopped pecans
- 1tsp salt
- 4TBS sucanat
- 1TBS cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla powder
- You can use any kind of dried fruit and any kind of nuts. Vanilla powder is optional.
I have sourdough starter fermenting on my counter and I'm also trying a method where you keep a large amount of starter in the fridge and pull chunks off to bake with. I have a loaf of bread baking in the oven right now using that method. We'll see how it turns out.
On Monday I made sourdough english muffins and they were great. Even the kids thought so.
The bread is out of the oven and the kids cut it up before I could take a picture :-) The verdict: It's amazing? Hailey says it's the best bread ever and Sierra wants it for her birthday. And it was sooo fast and easy.
I have peaches coming this weekend and lots of plans for those, and more cucumbers too, because I'd like to try a few different recipes. I'm anxious to see if these are crispy, I put oak leaves from our very sad oak trees in the jars. That's supposed to be the trick. I'll let you know.
Updated to add: Mom, Hailey says the bread is only slightly better than the lemon cake :-)