I came across a recipe for Cranberry Sourdough on the Breadwerx website yesterday and decided to give it a try. Although the oven spring was a little lacking every other aspect of the bread was amazing. Definitely one of the best tasting breads I have made and I recommend everyone else giving this a try.
Trevor's videos and recipes are so easy to follow and I have always used them as a basis for my recipes since I started baking.
I usually bake on a baking stone in a convection oven with mixed results.. Over the last few months I have managed some consistency and although the bread was good I never quite achieved what I wanted. So the other day I came across an old dutch oven in the back of my Mum's kitchen cupboard and borrowed it for a trial run.... I can safely say this is easily the best loaf I have ever made, the Dutch oven changed my bread in every single way... rise, crust, texture, taste. So the dutch oven is now on a permanent loan and my baking stone has been consigned to the back of my kitchen cupboard forever! Already excited about next bake!
Here is my fruit and nut sourdough.... not the rise I wanted as I meant to retard it only overnight but totally forgot it was in my fridge! Got home from work to a very over-proofed dough, however, the crumb and the taste were still pretty good.
I am new to this site and baking sourdough.... I love reading all the information on this site and taking advice from all the knowledgeable people. Anyway, just wanted to post my first effort at the Tartine Country Loaf, loved working with this dough. I would welcome any comments or feedback.