Thing I Love Thursday

It’s a good day when you come home to a package from the King Arthur Flour Company.


Enclosed were my last three birthday presents from John. (I, obviously, picked them out. As brilliant as my husband is, I’m sure he has no idea what diastatic malt powder is.)


I got espresso powder, diastatic malt powder, and a classic sourdough starter.


Let me explain.

First, espresso powder increases the depth and flavor of any chocolate dish. Since I don’t drink coffee or espresso I had no idea where to get it. But I trust the KAF Company so I thought I’d give theirs a try. Second, diastatic malt powder is used in conjunction with yeast to give homemade breads a strong rise, good texture, and hearty crust. I hear it’s fabulous when making bagels. Can’t wait to try it. Lastly, the sourdough starter. I’ve been obsessed with sourdough lately and have wanted to make my own. It’s a little scary since you need to get the timing just right on it but I’m excited to give it a shot! I’m going to start feeding it tomorrow when I get home from work. Stay tuned!

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

5 thoughts

  1. GREAT picks! I keep promising myself a treat from KAF, but I’ve not done it yet….

    BTW – sorry I’ve not commented recently – I HAVE been here and enjoying your posts! (Happy Birthday, too!)

  2. We just got this catalog in the mail the other day and I thought about ordering something. Looks great!

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