It was here last week, but not now... What happened? What did I miss?
This weekend I baked the second batch of bread from my newly-minted sourdough starter (so new I haven't named it yet). The first batch was edible, although the crust was not as crisp as I would have liked, and the holes in the crumb were uniform.
Great pic of my Pizza Margherita, I don't use recipes so this was a dough made with 25% farina. Was very delicious!
I've been making this bread for about two weeks now, and I am more pleased than I can say. It's an original recipe, and it didn't come out quite as expected, but nonetheless, I think it is the best bread that I have ever made. It is thick-crusted, but the crust is kind of soft and chewy like a ciabatta; and the crumb, while very open, is also moist. And did I mention that it's sour? It is almost certainly the sourest bread that I've had since I left the bay area five years ago.
Here's a pic:
Here's a Canadian's first attempt at corn bread. It turned out extremely well. I baked them in a stoneware dish that has spaces for four loaves. The other two were promptly eaten with dinner. I wrote more about the recipe here: http://jeremyskitchen.wordpress.com/2008/05/04/corn-bread/ Any suggestions for my next baking project?