Dough Up Your Sourdough Bread With These 4 Tips

Dough Up Your Sourdough Bread With These 4 Tips

Dough Up Your Sourdough Bread With These 4 Tips

Sourdough bread is the perfect canvas for endless culinary creations, and for a good reason. Not only is it delicious and versatile, it's also relatively easy and fun to make. But, if you feel that you’ve let your sourdough routine become stale, it's time to spice things up and explore new ways to jazz up your dining experience with sourdough breads. Let us whisk you through some egg-citing and delicious ways to add more flavour to your sourdough bread.

1. Healthy Breakfast Sandwiches

sourdough bread sandwich

Rise and shine with a hearty and healthy breakfast sandwich made with sourdough bread. The tangy flavour of the bread is a match made in heaven with the savoury saltiness of bacon, while its chewiness is the perfect accompaniment to fluffy scrambled eggs. On top of that, the red onions and spinach add a pop of nutrition and extra flavour to the sandwich.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • ¼ cup chopped red onions
  • ½ cup fresh spinach
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: In a frying pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 2: Whisk the two eggs in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Step 3: Add the red onions to the frying pan and sauté until soft and translucent. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 4: Add the whisked eggs to the frying pan and scramble until cooked. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 5: Toast the sourdough bread slices.

Step 6: Assemble the sandwich by placing the scrambled eggs on one slice of bread, followed by the bacon, red onions, and spinach. Top with the other slice of bread.

2. Croutons

bread pieces in a bowl

Want to elevate the way you eat your salads? Sourdough bread croutons offer the perfect toasty goodness you’ll need to add some crunch to your greens. And let's not forget that making your own croutons is easy as pie and won't cost you a lot. Plus, it gives you total control over the seasoning and texture.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of sourdough bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 175℃

Step 2: Toss the sourdough bread cubes with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.

Step 3: Spread the bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

Step 4: Allow the croutons to cool completely before adding them to the salad.

3. Tomato Toast with Chives and Sesame Seeds

tomato toast made with sourdough bread
Why settle for boring toast when you can have tomato toast made with sourdough bread? It is a classic and easy-to-make dish that showcases the tangy flavour of sourdough, and the addition of chives and sesame seeds add a nutty flavour while also helping to neutralise the acidic taste of the tomatoes

Ingredients You’ll Need:
  • 1 slice of sourdough bread
  • ½ a medium-sized tomato, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions: 

Step 1: Toast the sourdough bread slice.

Step 2: Top the toast with tomato slices.

Step 3: Sprinkle the chopped chives and sesame seeds over the tomatoes.

Step 4: Season with salt and pepper to taste.

4. Roasted Tomato Soup with Grilled Sourdough Bread
sourdough bread slices with tomato soup
If you're looking for a soup-erb way to warm up on a chilly day, roasted tomato soup is the perfect recipe to heat things up! And what better way to enjoy it than with a side of grilled sourdough bread? When grilled to perfection, the sourdough bread adds an extra layer of smokiness and texture that will leave you feeling anything but stale!

Ingredients You’ll Need For The Soup:
  • 3 pounds of ripe tomatoes, halved
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 4 cups of vegetable or chicken broth
  • ½ cup of heavy cream (optional)
Ingredients You’ll Need For The Grilled Sourdough Bread:
  • 4 slices of sourdough bread
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cooking Instructions: 

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 200℃

Step 2: Arrange the tomatoes and onion slices on a baking sheet. Then, drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the minced garlic, salt, black pepper, oregano, and basil.

Step 3: Roast the tomatoes and onions in the oven for 30-40 minutes, or until they are caramelised and soft. Then, transfer the roasted tomatoes and onions to a large pot.

Step 4: Add the vegetable or chicken broth to the pot and bring to a boil.

Step 5: Reduce the heat and simmer the soup for 15-20 minutes before using an immersion blender or a regular blender to puree the soup until smooth.

Step 6: If you’re using the heavy cream, stir it in and simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes.

Step 7: Heat a pan over medium-high heat.

Step 8: Brush the sourdough bread slices with olive oil.

Step 9: Grill the bread for 1-2 minutes per side, or until grill marks appear.

Step 10: Rub the grilled bread with the peeled garlic clove and season with salt and pepper.

Step 11: Serve the roasted tomato soup hot, with the grilled sourdough bread on the side.

Sourdough bread is a staple in many households, and is a great item to add into many dishes. If you’d like to learn how to make your own sourdough bread, Bespoke Bread offers a sourdough class in Singapore that teaches you everything you need to know about baking sourdough bread. Sign up here today.
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