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I’m not ready to share a photo of the Christmas Cactus Wreath today – it will be done tomorrow.  I finished the applique but I still need to do some embroidered French Knots.  I will work on that tomorrow.

Today was a chilly, wet, end of March day – going out like a lion even though we still have 3 days to go.  We started at 44 this morning, went down to 36 then back up to 39, back down again.  Snow flurries, and rain.  No sun to speak of.  It was a day to be in the kitchen baking I thought  🙂   I knew we would be cold today so in preparation yesterday I made a fresh batch of sourdough to be ready for some baking today.  I found a recipe on line for a sourdough coffeecake which I changed up a bit and added some chopped apples and walnuts.  Also I changed a recipe that Karen from the  Dakota Country Kitchen posted on her site (thank you for getting me addicted to sourdough recipes Karen)  for sourdough biscuits.  I added some mashed sweet potatoes and deleted the milk, added some whole grains and call it mine now   🙂    I am sharing my recipes and maybe you might 3393780704_1555d94338want to change them up a bit also!

Sourdough Sweet Potato Biscuits

2 cups sour dough starter
2 cups white flour
3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup oil
1 large sweet potato = cooked and mashed to equal about 1 cup

I pretty much just dump all the ingredients in my Kitchen Aide mixer and beat it up until well blended.  The sweet potatoes add enough moisture that there was no need for milk as the original recipe called for.  I beat it for a couple minutes.  I let the dough rest for about 10 minutes while I was doing other things in the kitchen.  Then I put a little flour on the countertop and roll the dough to about 1 inch or so thickness.  Using a jar lid as a biscuit cutter (from a regular size Mason Jar cut out your biscuits and place on a greased baking sheet.  Depending on the thickness of your dough you will get somewhere between 12 and 16 biscuits.

Let the biscuits rise for about 30 minutes in a warm spot.  Heat oven to 400 º and bake for 15 minutes.  If you wish brush melted butter over the tops – I forgot to and so in the picture mine have a little flour on them from when they were rolled out.  We loved these.  I make the whole batch and put the left overs in a zip lock bag and toss in the freezer and heat them in the microwave as we want them.  (did you know that sweet potatoes are a natural anti-inflammatory, I didn’t until I read something about that recently)

Sourdough Apple Walnut Coffee Cake3392968345_e05fbe803a1

1 cup sourdough
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups chopped apples ( I used two large ones)

Combine the sourdough and the eggs and oil, stir well.  Add the dry ingredients stirring well and then stir in the apples and walnuts.  Pour into a greased square pan.


1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon flour

Mix these ingredients together, cutting the margarine into pea sized pieces.

Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the batter spreading to cover the whole top of cake.  Preheat oven to 350º and bake for 35 minutes.

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4 comments… add one
  • Crispy Mar 28, 2009

    Oh your recipies sound so yummy!! Will you adopt me so I can have fresh baked goodies?


  • nanci Mar 29, 2009

    Karen, Send me your starter. I’m wanting to do this. OMG, both of those recipes look so yummy.
    I had a recipe for starter but it just didn’t work out. I must have missed something.

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  • Melanie Mar 29, 2009

    Mmmmmm . . . the sweet potato biscuits sound awesome. I might have to try them! 🙂

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  • Karen Mar 29, 2009

    Nanci I sent you the starter a little while ago in an e mail. You can also go to Karen’s Dakota Country Kitchen and see her recipe – that is where I got mine from.

    Mel try the biscuits they are really good.

    I think any yellow/orange color veggie would work in this recipe – acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkin ect. All are in the anti-inflammatory group, if you want the health benefit.

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