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More baking with my own sourdough starter

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MaximusTG

More baking with my own sourdough starter

Today I baked the bread as described on this blog:

http://www.wildyeastblog.com/2007/07/08/my-new-favorite-sourdough/

I fed my starter yesterday evening, and it had more than doubled in volume this morning. After a quick trip to the local reform store, or "Ekoplaza" as this store is called, for some whole rye flour, I started the dough following the instructions. Made half of the recipe, opting to bake two 500 gram breads. 

Kneading and then S&F during bulk ferment went fine, so I then set up a couche from parchment paper. Shaped into two small batards and proofed for 2.5 hours. I had never really transferred bread from a couche to a peel, but I assumed I had to flip them on something and then put them on the peel, because they were supposed to proof seam-side up. This proved to be a bit of a problem because the dough had sticked to the sides of the couche. Guess I'll be getting me some cloth to use next time, I'm sure that would work better. You simply can't put flour on parchment paper, fold it so the paper is perpendicular to the table and expect it to stick ;). 

Eventually it did work out great though :) :

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Edit:

Here are two photo's of the crumb. Didn't make them yesterday because the bread was still cooling. Thanks for the compliments!

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Comments

thomaschacon's picture
thomaschacon (not verified)

Nice job!

You certainly have the touch.

It will carry ye far!

(Just don't bring them to a dinner party, or people start ooooing and ahhhhing for half an hour, to the certain displeasure of the host.) ;D

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isand66

Nice looking bread!

How about a nice crumb shot....I'm sure it looks as good as the crust.

MaximusTG's picture
MaximusTG

Thanks for your comments! Added some photo's of the crumb :).

isand66's picture
isand66

I was right!  Your crumb looks excellent!

Nice job.

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dabrownman

recipe is a favorite of many a TFL'er.  Your version is very nice indeed!

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cgmeyer2

looking forward to trying your bread recipe. i love your first name. my youngest grandson (2 yo in july) is named maximus. he is definitely living up to his name.

claudia