Easy Sourdough Panettone Recipe

There are so many delicious things that are made for christmas around the world. One comes from Italy but seems to have fans all over the world is the panettone. A rich and buttery bread, filled with dried fruits and candied citrus peels. The only problem, all the classic recipes take about three days to make. So here is my recipe for easy sourdough panettone.

The classic panettone is made with a pasta madre, which is a stiff sourdough starter and the dough is risen three times. This becomes very time consuming, so I decided to make my own easier version, but still using a starter and not using yeast.

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High hydration sourdough bread recipe with tangzhong

Making sourdough bread is really the talk of the town, and it seems like the what everybody is lusting after is the high hydration sourdough bread. The problem is that when you up the hydration you get a soupy dough. Then you try to up the whole grain content, but then you lose the strength of the gluten. The answer to your problems is using a tangzhong. This is my recipe for a high hydration sourdough bread using a tangzhong.

To make this bread you are going to need an active sourdough starter. If you don’t have one you can follow my method which is super simple.

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Sourdough æbleskiver recipe

A few weeks back I released a recipe for Danish gingerbread hearts, and we’re not done with Danish Christmas just yet. Æbleskiver are a traditional Danish Christmas baked good, and they are a spherical form of pancake. A sort of pancake ball. This is my recipe for sourdough æbleskiver.

Æbleskiver are a huge in Denmark. We will usually eat them at social gatherings up to Christmas. We get together and eat æbleskiver, drink Glögg (a sort of mulled wine) and we will often make decorations for the Christmas tree. In general it’s about having a good time together, quintessential hygge. A Danish social concept.

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Sourdough olive bread recipe

About the last year I’ve been playing and enjoying the game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey which is set in ancient Greece. In the countries around the Mediterranean sea they eat a very different diet than we do in the Nordic countries, and that has always fascinated and inspired me. This is my recipe for a delicious sourdough olive bread.

The bread has a healthy amount of Kalamata olives and is spiced with dried herbs that grow naturally in the region. We’re using basil, thyme, oregano and rosemary.

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Sourdough challah recipe

Faith is a powerful thing. Faith is tied to religion. Different religions come with certain rules and traditions that has shaped people lives on our planet for thousands of years. In Judaism they have a resting day called Shabbat, which starts Friday evening when the sun sets. Invariably intertwined with observing the Shabbat is the braided bread Challah. This is my recipe for sourdough challah.

Disclaimer! This is not an article about religion or my views on it, but if you are a regular reader you know I always like to look into the backstory of the things I present here.

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