SUSAN'S SIMPLE SOURDOUGH CHALLENGE - TAKE TWO
Hello all! I've been lurking here for quite sometime. I'm fairly new to all this bread making 'obsession'. I say obsession because six months ago I went from buying a used bread machine to giving it way and buying my first heavy duty stand mixer and baking bread everyday!
I've hesitated jumping in and asking yet 'another' sourdough question for fear of sounding redundant. But I've searched everywhere for the answer to this question and I still do not see it.
I started baking bread a few months ago and have had good results from Reinhart's BBA forumlas so far (mainly French and Italian breads). A few weeks ago, I decided to venture into sourdough. I tried making the Basic Sourdough from BBA. Everything turned out tastey, but I don't think the dough rose as much as it should have (it also took about 8 or 9 hours). I decided this was because my "barm" (as Reinhart calls it) was new.