My Best Sourdough Yet
I have been working on my SD starter on and off for over a year now, but only decided to treat it with the respect that it deserves about a month and a half ago. I began to diligently feed my 100% hydration starter every time that it needed feeding, which was about two to three times a day depending on my ratio of starter to flour and water (tips I got from bwraith's great blog entry). I really paid attention to it's rise and fall rather than the amount of time it had been sitting on the counter, thanks to advice from ehanner, dmsnyder, and so many others who advocate not being a slave to the clock! The results were well worth changing my careless ways. I made the Basic Sourdough Bread from TBBA, which I took to a potluck supper. People wanted to know, "What bakery around here sells loaves like that?" It was so nice to see people enjoy the end result of my hard work and research. Hopefully as my "feel" gets better I won't have to suffer through as many "pancakes" on the way to one great loaf!
Still working on my scoring.
Thank you so much folks at TFL!