Well it is another Friday, so it’s time for another Food Celebration. Today, April 1st, is National Sourdough Bread Day!
The uses for sourdough bread are endless, so to narrow down my celebration, I decided to celebrate once at each meal. For breakfast, lunch, and dinner, my meals will all include SOURDOUGH! Let us begin with the first meal of the day. Breakfast.
For a sweet start to the day, nothing is better than Sweet and Sourdough Cinnamon toast! Crunchy cinnamon sugar topping. Soft and slightly sour, bread bottom, this toast is a great way to start off the holiday.
I remember my mom making this when I was growing up, but it had been yeas since I had last had this cinnamon and sugar breakfast treat. To remember how to make it, I do what anyone one would do. Search Google. I came across this great article by the Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, about the right and WRONG ways to make Cinnamon Toast. It is definitely worth a read if you haven’t made this before. Here is the recipe I adapted from her post.
Sweet and Sourdough Cinnamon Toast
Adapted from Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond
1 loaf Sourdough Bread (Cut into 10 or so uniform slices)
1 stick softened unsalted butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
dash of freshly grated nutmeg
In a bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg creating a paste. Spread the cinnamon sugar mixture onto one side of the french bread slices. Bake sugar mixture side up for 8-10 minutes at 350 F until sugar is brown and bubbly. Let cool and enjoy.
After this sweet beginning to the day, it was time to have a savory lunch.
Sourdough bread is great for sandwiches, especially hot pressed ones.
This one was made up of cheddar cheese, ranch, bacon, and roasted red peppers. Delicious.
The best I saved for last. My favorite way to eat sourdough bread is in the form of a bowl. Yes a bowl. If you have never had soup served in a sourdough bread bowl then you are missing out. You can use any creamy soup or chili that you wish, but my favorite would probably be Chicken Corn Chowder or Beer Cheese Soup.
The best part is that the soup soaks into the bread of the bowl. This leaves you with a delicious soupy bread mixture on the inside of the bowl. If only your could eat this with a sourdough bread spoon and then you would have a meal with zero waste!
These are only a few of the ways that you can celebrate SOURDOUGH BREAD DAY! However you decide to celebrate, I hope you have a great sourdough bread day and a great weekend!
What is your favorite dish using sourdough bread?