Alaska Sourdough by Ruth Allman, is a must have for any “Outdoor Cook” book collection. Ruth Allman is a true Alaskan Pioneer, married in Alaska (1949), lived in a cabin, cooked on a Yukon stove and is a sourdough expert. In this “hand written” book she explores every faucet of sourdough cooking. This isn’t a type-set book, it is actually written in her own handwriting! What a refreshing change.
Now in it’s 18thprinting, highlighted with Ruth’s personal stories and original drawings, you’ll have a difficult time putting this book down long enough to try some of the recipes. Ruth’s book is full of recipes that will make your mouth water; Hotcakes, waffles, donuts, breads, cakes, cookies, syrups and sauces for sourdoughs. She has written chapters on sourdough starter and sourdough hints covering the basics and adding enjoyable antidotes. Stories of the “Saga of sourdough” and ”Sourdough Pot” give you an in-site to true Alaska pioneering as well as her life in Alaska.
This book is a winner! And a great buy at $12.95!
190 handwritten pages
8.8 x 7.3 x 0.3 inches
Amazon reader reviews
True Alaskan cooking
, December 21, 1999
By Gary W. Marian, Anchorage, Alaska
I have been using this book since 1988, the eighth printing, and I can honestly say it is the best sourdough cookbook I have seen. The recipe’s are easy to follow and the history lessons are entertaining as well. Ms. Allman has written a really fun book and I do mean written. The entire book is hand written ! Truly an Alaskan cookbook.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful:
Real Alaskan Sourdough
, January 29, 2000
By A Customer
Ruth Allman has written an excellent book about Alaskan sourdough history and provided very tasty recipes. As a resident of Kodiak,Alaska I have been lucky enough to get some of Ruth Allmans sourdough starter. I have tried her recipes and all I can say is , wow! San Francisco look out. You get a real sense of the struggle of the pioneers with this book, and the way she describes the recipes, you can just imagine spreading the butter and jam on the bread. My favorite recipes the hot griddle cakes with fresh strawberries. As Ruthsays, the art of mixing the batter with air, and the timing of slopping it on the grill is a skill learned over time. The Baked Alaska with sourdough waffles (which by the way is how it was actually first made) is a dessert from heaven. This is a book that every sourdough making Alaskan owns.