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