Monday, March 16

Crusty Sourdough

I tried a new Sourdough Starter and today was day 8, so it was time to make the bread. Now ALL the recipes I was seeing wanted you to bake it in a Dutch Oven or a Cloche, neither of which do I have (yet!)  So I was a bit nervous about this, but I just went for it anyway... here is the recipe I used.  But I split it into two small loafs, and basically halved the baking times.    I wanted them to fit into my Stoneware, as that was the closest thing I could come up with, and I put a shallow pan of water in the lower part of the oven & sprayed water in several times during the baking process.  Guess what?!  I got 2 pretty nice crusty loaves, and the texture turned out pretty good, nice & soft, with evenly spaced holes & the flavor is nice, not super strong, but a pleasant slightly sour tang...

1 comment:

Amy said...

Ooh, that looks lovely!

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