February 16, 2023
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Just About The Only Bread I Eat – My Wife's Much-Requested Sourdough Bread Recipe, In Full Detail.
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Jessa Greenfield’s “World Famous Sourdough Bread” is a testament to her patience and care…
…and it’s also the most-requested recipe in the Greenfield family recipe archives. Here’s a look at the recipe (you can find even more of the nitty-gritty preparation tips in my “Boundless Cookbook.”).
While this recipe may seem somewhat advanced, once you've got it down I bet you'll agree that it is the best sourdough you've ever eaten. Now that more and more people understand the health benefits of fermented wheat, there are plenty of helpful tutorials online if you want to master the preparation.
Here's what you'll need and a how-to of how to do it:
👉🏼 2 cups sourdough starter (a fermented, 2-ingredient mixture of water and flour)
👉🏼 2 cups pure, lukewarm water
👉🏼 4 teaspoons salt
👉🏼 6 cups Einkorn flour
👉🏼 Cornmeal to lightly coat a pot
👉🏼 Combine the starter, water, and salt in a large bowl, stir, then let stand for 5 minutes.
👉🏼 Start adding flour – begin with 2 cups of flour, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
👉🏼 Add another 1 cup of flour and let it sit for 5 minutes.
👉🏼 Continue adding ½ cup at a time so the dough doesn’t get too stiff.
👉🏼 When all flour is added, let your dough sit for 8-12 hours at room temperature.
👉🏼 After the first rise, heavily flour a surface and pour out the dough – use a pastry knife to shape the dough into a ball.
👉🏼 Grease the bowl your dough just came from and set the dough back into the bowl for a second rise – which will take 3-5 hours.
👉🏼 Before cooking the bread, soak a clay pot in water for 30 minutes.
👉🏼 Place the pot in a cold oven, then set the oven to around 550 degrees.
👉🏼 Once the oven hits 550 degrees, take the pot out.
👉🏼 Sprinkle cornmeal on the bottom of the pot, then loosen the dough and pour it into the pot.
👉🏼 Put the lid on the pot immediately, put the pot into the oven, take the temperature down to 450 degrees, and cook for 40 minutes.
👉🏼 Remove the lid from the pot, take the temperature down to 350 degrees, and cook for another 15 minutes.
👉🏼 Take the bread out, and let it cool completely before cutting.
I hope you get get a chance to make Jessa’s recipe. I like mine slathered up with a bit of raw honey and coarse salt, FYI, or for a real treat, roasted bone marrow. :)
My New Parenting Book Is Available To Pre-Order Now
It's officially done.
That is, I just put the finishing touches on my brand new parenting book – which covers and decodes everything from education to baby nutrition to discipline to legacy to finances to college and much, much more!
It's called…drumroll please…
Boundless Parenting: Tools, Tactics & Habits of Great Parents.
This book isn't just written by me and my superstar wife Jessa. Rather, I put together a dream list of amazing and inspirational parents who I admire and asked them to share their best-of-the-best tools, tactics, and habits for raising incredible children in this modern world.
Part of my motivation to create this anthology of parenting wisdom was my own wish to know “all the answers” before I became a parent. I would have loved to have had the perfect parenting blueprint. Unfortunately, when Jessa and I were young parents, there was no step-by-step instruction guide that existed for how to raise impactful, happy, and fulfilled young humans – so we, along with most parents, walked into this life-altering journey without a blueprint.
But now it exists. Why try to go on this parenting journey alone and make time-wasting and life-changing mistakes when parents who have come before you can share with you all their insider secrets?
So now Boundless Parenting is here…I couldn't be more excited, and guess what? Pre-orders are LIVE right now! Head over to BoundlessParentingBook.com to learn more and sign-up for pre-order notifications.
A Quick Little “By the Way”…
Spending time connecting with the Earth brings us clarity in our relationships, professions, health, finances, and more. Done right, it helps us come back to who we truly are, and reconnect with our spirit – that thread of meaning, purpose, and vision that is like rocket fuel for life itself.
My friend Tim Corcoran has dedicated his entire life’s work to learning about, practicing, and helping people reconnect with this subtle and nuanced process. It involves a lot more than just going for a hike or doing some gardening. On February 16th, Tim is hosting a free live teaching event exploring all of this. It's called Remembering Ourselves As Earth, and includes an exploration of nature-based pathways to connect with soul, purpose, and vision.
Click here to learn more and register for this free live teaching event, Remembering Ourselves As Earth.
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Six Senses Retreat: February 27, 2023 – March 3, 2023
Join me for my “Boundless Retreat” at Six Senses from February 27th, 2023 to March 3rd, 2023, where you get to improve on your functional fitness, nutrition, longevity, and the delicate balance between productivity and wellness. Complete with a healthy farmhouse breakfast, yoga spa sessions, and sound healing, you get to learn how to live a boundless life just like me, and I'd love to see you there. Learn more here.
Shine Event / VIP Dinner: March 10th – March 12th
I want to personally invite you to an intimate VIP dinner experience with my family and I in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. I'll be in AZ during that time presenting as a keynote speaker at the Breath, Body & Beyond ‘Shine' event from March 10th to the 12th, and I'd love to see you there for my formal dinner on the 11th. At this dinner, you'll be presented with an exquisite home-style dinner personally prepared by the entire Greenfield family, a free signed copy of Boundless Cookbook, a personalized Q&A with me, and entertainment by local vocal artist and my younger sister, Aengel Greenfield. Learn more here.
Keep up on Ben's LIVE appearances by following bengreenfieldfitness.com/calendar!
Kion Product Of The Week: Kion Aminos Featured Flavors
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If you aren’t using Kion Aminos yet, it’s time to start.
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Asking A Quick Favor About My New Book Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits For Spiritual Stamina
I just wanted to quickly thank all of you who ordered a copy of my new book, Endure: Tools, Tactics & Habits for Spiritual Stamina.
This book was written and inspired by my own personal temptations, struggles, and failures, and informed by what I’ve studied and learned along the way.
It’s my deepest wish and prayer that it touches your life and gives you the tools and tactics you need to build your own spiritual stamina, strap on your sword, trust God and experience the peace, love, and joy of His creation.
If Endure does make even the smallest impact on your life, I would love it if you could help me spread the word far and wide, by:
- Leaving a review on Amazon
- Sharing the book on social media and tagging me (@bengreenfieldfitness)
- Buying a copy for your friends and family
Thanks again for all your support!
P.S. I can also give special discounts for bulk purchases of my books. So, if you would like to use them for a Bible study or a book club, please email [email protected], and my team will get you set up.
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