A n00b attempts Sourdough and Reports

July 15, 2009

Recipe attempt…

Filed under: Baking, Recipe, sourdough — Tags: , , , , — alie0bronwynn @ 3:46 am

Ok, so I’ve so far been going off of this recipe for my sourdough bread.

http://www.io.com/~sjohn/sour.htm

I’ve liked it, but so far my bed doesn’t rise UP very well, but only out.  I am thinking this could be from my starter not being  “alive” as well as it should be.  Not to mention the fact that I was working from a starter made from yeast.

But anyway, recently I decided to try another recipe.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sourdough-Bread-I/Detail.aspx

First off – it made two HUGE loaves of bread.  Too much for just me and my Fiancee to eat before it went bad.

It rose pretty well, but the main reason I won’t be using this recipe in the future is because it didn’t taste great.  The sourdough flavor was only an aftertaste and not the real taste – very different from my other recipe.

allrecipes.com - Sourdough Bread I

allrecipes.com - Sourdough Bread I

The crust was better on this batch than previous batches, but I think that’s because I finally learned – SPRAY the crust with water.  I have also read that you can use an egg wash on your crust – that will be the next test, along with my new starter.

Anyway – there’s my info.

Oh, I should probably also let you know. it raised overnight, and then again all day long.  Long rise.  I might blame my starter, though.

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1 Comment »

  1. Loving the blog! My starter is almost to 2 cups after being out all day….can’t wait to use this starter and taste that bread!! :)

    Comment by Jen — July 18, 2009 @ 4:29 am


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