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First Sourdough Bake!

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jisgren

First Sourdough Bake!

Started a new starter from scratch last weekend.  Followed Mike's porcess from www.sourdoughhome.com.  Used rye flour for a couple of days and then switched to unbleached flour.  Made a "quick" recipe yesterday -- lots of starter and only a 2 hour rise.  That disappeared in a hurry.  Today  I got up early and made another batch using much less starter and a longert rise.  I let it bulk rise for 6 hours and then formed the loaves (~1LB each) and let them rise another 3 hours.  Here are the results:  I know I have to work on my docking....).


 


 


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janij

Your sourdough is doing better than mine.  Those loaves look great!  What recipe are you using.  Oh and welcome.  Where are you in Houston?  I am in Spring.  Nice to have other bakers around.

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jisgren

Thanks!  I am in Clear Lake.  I followed Mike's process on the sourdoughome.com site.  Basically started with whole rye flour.  Fed every 24 hours for a couple of days and then fed every 12 hours.  About mid week it was active enough to switch to regular unbleached flour.  Just been keeping it on the counter (these 80+ degree days help!)

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janij

I meant the recipe for the bread.  It looked so good I may have to try it.

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jisgren

Sorry, have starter on (in) the brain!  It is the San Francisco sourdough bread from Mike's ebook.  It is similar to this one on his site:


http://www.sourdoughhome.com/sfsd1.html


 


 

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althetrainer

Very nice looking breads.  Great job!