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San Francisco Sourdough Again

January 13, 2013 - 8:05am -- linder

I have been working on perfecting my technique in recreating David Snyder's formula for SF Sourdough he has posted on this site.  I love the taste of San Francisco sourdough bread and this formula is very much like the bread I know and love. 

Problems I've had in the past included not tightly shaping the dough, loaf not browning due to overproofing (my starter must be super active or something). 

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Cold Dutch Oven comparison: Photos of Results: Cast Iron vs Pyrex vs Glazed Clay

September 6, 2011 - 4:57pm -- JonnyP

Hi Guys,

Here are some photos of a recent experiment.  I thought I'd try the shortcut, as described at KAF, of letting my no-knead sourdough bread make its final rise directly in the cold cooking vessel.  Normally I preheat the dutch oven to 500F inside my oven.  This time, I preheated the oven to 500F, used the cooking vessels as my proofing vessels, and put the cold vessels directly into the hot oven.  Here are the results:

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