Carving a pumpkin for Halloween and making pumpkin pie for a Thanksgiving feast are what many of us consider to be the two most popular uses for pumpkin, but they certainly aren't the only ways to use this versatile vegetable.
Sourdough Starter | Sponge Starter | Old Dough Method
The primary difference between making bread with a starter and making bread with the direct or straight yeast method is that starter breads require much more time to prepare, but the flavor and texture of the bread is almost impossible to achieve with other leavening methods.
Bread Making Demonstration:Bread Using a Starter
Ciabatta is typically identified by its shape, which is that of a worn or flattened slipper, and thus the meaning of the word "ciabatta" in Italian.
Soup pasta consists of pasta shapes that range in size from small to very tiny. The larger of the soup pastas are used in thicker based soups and the tiny and smaller pasta shapes are used in light or broth based soups.