My First Loaves
My first time with sourdough.
I used the recipe found in my ancient copy of The Crank's Recipe Book.
I haven't yet got a proper Banneton so for one loaf I used a standard baking tin and for the other I covered a flour sieve with some baking foil and lightly oiled it.
Here is the domed loaf.
And a slice showing the nicely spongy texture. The flavour was spot on too.
Here is the tin loaf with some rather interesting looking battlements growing out of the top (looks more like a pastry than a loaf).
I had a couple of tins with water in the bottom of the oven. I'm still not sure about the timing. I'm pretty sure I would have ended up with a singed brick if I kept to the 40min suggested by the book. My oven is fan assisted and they took about 25mins.