Hello everyone. I am new here, hope this is ok for a topic. I have not seen this addressed on the pages I have looked at.
I have been baking bread for a while, but am branching out into sourdough.
I have started my first sourdough starter (not from scratch...tried that before and I think we have too much mold in our house for it).
Anyway, got the sourdough starter going, made some bread. Tasted fine, but both the round loaf and the loaf in the loaf pan had one HUGE bubble under the crust the entire length and breadth of each loaf..... I could have hidden a chihuahua in there lol. The crust was obviously fairly strong, but I was puzzled by the one HUGE bubble. Any ideas?
If anyone is interested, my sourdough is actually a commercial starter that they sell up here (for tourists lol). BUT I have been pleased so far. After the "secret compartment bread", I made another loaf using some of the tips I found here for increasing the sour of the sourdough....the resulting loaf was VERY good, VERY tender, nicely crisp crust. It almost had a sour taste--you could tell that it wanted to be a "real" sourdough, but just couldn't quite make it. However, the more it cooled, the more tang it had.
I am eager to do more, now that I can see that the code CAN be cracked :). Thank you for your time and for this forum--it really helps!