Second attempt at sourdough bread and this time I prepared it the night before and left it to prove a second time overnight. As you can see it has risen well and so in the oven it went. Again a slight change 15 mins at 220 fan assist and 15 mins 180 fan assist. We'll see what that does.
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
Here it is, finally after a couple of weeks of sourdough starter preparation I have baked my first sourdough loaf. Lets hope It tastes as good as it looks. If I'm honest I have skipped along a bit and so if the flavour is not there I'll adjust my method next time, here's hoping.Addendum; it turned out nicely, lovely crumb and that subtle sourdough flavour. I shall consider that a success and move on to the next loaf. I now need to work on the timings as this is a loaf that should not be rushed. Maybe I'll look at some other form as well, such as rolls. :-)
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Friday, 19 July 2013
Here is my Oat, Ale and Rye loaf. A little flat but it sounds ok and smells great. You can see the sourdough starter in the background, it appears I have finally cracked it and I have an active starter. I just need to keep feeding it twice a day for a month and then I can put it in the fridge for a rest. 😃
Here we have a perfectly formed Guiness soda bread, (if i say so myself 😆) took 45mins from start to finish. It needed a little bit if improvisation in the form of a few more handfuls of flour as the mixture was very wet and as more flour was added I put a little more bicarbonate of soda in. Hey presto a lovely soda loaf. Yummy.