This tart, tasty and easy-to-make sourdough starter is designed to be a commercial yeast replacement for most savory applications. It requires only occasional feeding, if refrigerated, and adds a pretty lavender color to breads, rolls, buns, pancakes

This tart, tasty and easy-to-make sourdough starter is designed to be a commercial yeast replacement for most savory applications. It requires only occasional feeding, if refrigerated, and adds a pretty lavender color to breads, rolls, buns, pancakes

Untraditional in every sense, this sourdough flatbread is a tasty delight: smoky, tart, spicy and cheesy with sweet notes. With a teff sourdough starter, a dough spiced with abundant black pepper, and a topping of cheddar cheese, bacon, and pear juice, (among other ingredients) it references multiple countries of origin and gratifies in unexpected ways. This recipe will yield two, 12-inch flatbreads or one, 20-inch one.

Sweet-sour, moist and dense, and packed with fruit and pecans, this naturally-fermented sandwich loaf is a treat. Enjoy it unadorned, toasted and smeared with sweet creamery butter, or with PB&J - it's always a winner.

Yield: One, 20-ounce sandwich loaf

Time to make: 45 minutes prep time. 5 - 8 hours proof time. 1 1/2 hour bake time.

These zesty, crunchy but tender rye-flavored crackers are an easy treat; quick to make and the perfect companion to cheeses and paté.

Yield: About a dozen, 2 inch X 2 inch crackers.

Time to make: 30 minutes prep time; 7 minutes oven dwell

Tools needed: Large bowl. Work surface. Plastic wrap. Bench knife or spatula. Sharp knife. Pizza stone or steel, sheet pan or cookie pan. “Peel”, or thin sheet of cardboard.

These cookies use teff flour for earthy flavor, molasses for tasty "bigness" and unique spices for subtle but distinctive "Tongue tingle".  

Yield:  Approximately ten, one-ounce cookies..
Time to make: 45 minutes active.  17 minutes oven dwell..
Tools needed:  Spice grinder or mortar and pestle. Whisk. Power mixer. Spatula. 2 medium bowls. One large, shallow bowl. Sheet pan or cookie pan. Baker's parchment. Measuring cups and spoons, or scale. 

A classic treat in Scandinavia, this 9 Grain Flours version ups the spice profile while paying accurate homage to the original. Traditionally served with chopped boiled eggs, Karelian pies are an any-time-of-the-day food. They keep well under refrigeration too, and can be readily warmed in a microwave.

Yield: About 6, three-ounce pies.

Time to make: About 1 hour.

Don't try to slip those over-ripe bananas into the kids' cereal or slurp them down as daiquiris; turn them into delicious breakfast muffins.
  
Yield:
 4 muffins or 1 small quick bread. Recipe may be easily doubled.
Time to make: 20 minutes prep; 25 - 35 minutes oven dwell.

Mild, mellow, slightly sweet crepes that you can pull together in half an hour. Excellent wrapped around tropical fruits, like bananas, papaya, mangos and pineapple, these crepes reveal a 9 Grain flour in its best light.

Yield: 6 to 10 crepes, depending on size
Time to make: 30 minutes.

Untraditional in every sense, this sourdough flatbread is a tasty delight: smoky, tart, spicy and cheesy with sweet notes. With a teff sourdough starter, a dough spiced with abundant black pepper, and a topping of cheddar cheese, bacon, and pear juice, (among other ingredients) it references multiple countries of origin and gratifies in unexpected ways. This recipe will yield two, 12-inch flatbreads or one, 20-inch one.