This strong-but-steady starter is a stable, consistent performer. Used in all the White Lightning bread, bun, and pizza formulations on this site, it's easy to make and, if properly maintained, will last indefinitely.

Included are instructions for putting starter to sleep and waking up sleeping starter.

Yield: about 2 cups "Sleeping" sourdough starter.

Time to make: 45 minutes active, spread over 4 days.

This strong-but-steady starter is a stable, consistent performer. Used in all the White Lightning bread, bun, and pizza formulations on this site, it's easy to make and, if properly maintained, will last indefinitely.

Included are instructions for putting starter to sleep and waking up sleeping starter.

Yield: about 2 cups "Sleeping" sourdough starter.

Time to make: 45 minutes active, spread over 4 days.

Great taste, superior performance and affordable ingredients make White Lighting Blend a go-to for a wide range of savory baked goods. Excellent for pan bread, baguettes and boules, it's readily adaptable for use in enriched loaves and buns, pizza, and other flatbreads.

Equipment needed: Measuring cups and spoons or kitchen scale. Large zip-lock bag or stand mixer with paddle attachment.

Great taste, superior performance and affordable ingredients make White Lighting Blend a go-to for a wide range of savory baked goods. Excellent for pan bread, baguettes and boules, it's readily adaptable for use in enriched loaves and buns, pizza, and other flatbreads.

Equipment needed: Measuring cups and spoons or kitchen scale. Large zip-lock bag or stand mixer with paddle attachment.

This strong-but-steady starter is a stable, consistent performer. Used in all the White Lightning bread, bun, and pizza formulations on this site, it's easy to make and, if properly maintained, will last indefinitely.

Included are instructions for putting starter to sleep and waking up sleeping starter.

Yield: about 2 cups "Sleeping" sourdough starter.

Time to make: 45 minutes active, spread over 4 days.

Formulated to emulate a rich and popular wheat-based soft bun, these brioche style treats are tender, tasty, and filled with condiment-holding bubbles. They can be eaten the day they are made or frozen and thawed ad lib. The recipe produces a slightly under-baked result which transforms into the bumpy namesake on cooling. A darker, less-rough-surfaced result may be obtained by extending bake time.

Yield: Eight, 3 ounce buns.

Time needed: 1 hour active. 3 hours dough proof and rest. 30 minutes oven dwell.

This very tart sourdough Pullman loaf gets its hue from Purple Haze starter. Made with whole-grain brown rice, oat flour and coarse buckwheat meal, it's a pleasure to taste, a delight to chew, and a star sandwich performer.

Yield: one, 18-ounce Pullman loaf.

Time to make: 20 minutes active. 6 - 12 hours proof (depending on temperature). 90 minutes baking.

This very tart sourdough Pullman loaf gets its hue from Purple Haze starter. Made with whole-grain brown rice, oat flour and coarse buckwheat meal, it's a pleasure to taste, a delight to chew, and a star sandwich performer.

Yield: one, 18-ounce Pullman loaf.

Time to make: 20 minutes active. 6 - 12 hours proof (depending on temperature). 90 minutes baking.

This very tart sourdough Pullman loaf gets its hue from Purple Haze starter. Made with whole-grain brown rice, oat flour and coarse buckwheat meal, it's a pleasure to taste, a delight to chew, and a star sandwich performer.

Yield: one, 18-ounce Pullman loaf.

Time to make: 20 minutes active. 6 - 12 hours proof (depending on temperature). 90 minutes baking.

Using the same ingredients and processes that produce a very tart loaf, a slight shift in strategy transforms sour to not-sour. This bread finishes faster, has a drier crumb, and can be easily modified for personal preference.

Yield:  one, 8 ounce (225 gram) loaf.
Time to make: 30 minutes active. 1 hour proof. 60 minutes baking. (see notes)