Monday, December 6, 2010

~ Carob Cherry Sourdough Breakfast Bread ~

After making way to much sourdough starter this morning I needed something to do with it. I had already started a double batch of bread and sourdough pretzels. The blueberry coffee cake in the cookbook looked good, but wasn't a sourdough recipe and because I missed the order this month I didn't have enough blueberries. I did have lots of frozen cherries and remembered seeing a post awhile back about chocolate cherry sourdough bread, but didn't have the recipe for it and didn't have the time to look for it. What to do?... Thus the idea for Carob Cherry Sourdough Breakfast Bread was born and I am so glad it was. It tops the Carob Zucchini Cake by far, in my opinion anyway.

1 c sourdough starter
1/4 c soft butter
3/4 c rapadura
1 egg plus 2 egg yolks
1/2 c milk
1/2 c carob powder
1/2 c sifted whole wheat flour to remove the bran
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 celtic sea salt
2 c frozen cherries, halved

Cream butter and sugar together and then beat in the eggs and milk. Add your starter and sifted flour, carob, salt, and soda. Mix very well. Gently fold in the cherries. Place batter into a greased and floured 8 inch square pan and allow to stand in a warm place for at least 20 minutes.

While waiting, prepare the topping:

1/3 c rapadura
1/3 c sifted flour
1/3 c soaked and dehydrated oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup soft butter

Mix sugar, flour, cinnamon together and cut in butter. Gently mix in oats. Sprinkle on top of bread just before baking in a 375 degree oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Do not under bake, it is moist but I cooked it until it pulled away from the pan. Wait until it cools to eat otherwise it will be a sticky mess.

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  1. sounds delish- not sure what I could sub for cherries here in Rwanda but delish sounding none the less-- did this post already? I entered my comment & then it opened a new window with a blank comment screen. You might want to check your settings under comments so as not to discourage comments :)

  2. Thanks Lisa! I bet any tart fruit would work well. Not sure what you have for native fruit.

    Thanks for telling me about the comments. I knew it was acting funny but haven't figured out why. I will check it again.

  3. Oh my goodness that sounds amazing!
    I was thinking of sourdough pancakes, but now I may have to try this! :-)

  4. this sounds wonderful! my husband would LOVE it. i need to get my sourdough starter going again. i had to let it die this fall because there was just too much going on to take care of it. i should have dehydrated it or frozen it or something but i didn't think about that at the time.

    what type of sourdough do you use?

  5. Stacey - I ordered the whole wheat starter from Cultures For Health. I have made my own in the past but it seems like it was good for a couple of batches and then got icky.

  6. Oh wow! Does that look good! My oldest would absolutely love this breakfast. Thanks for sharing!