My "sourdough" bread tasted like white bread.
I've been feeding a sourdough starter for over 6 months. I've baked it with only twice. Both times I used the same recipe and both times the bread did not taste or look like sourdough.
The bread tonight tasted just like white bread. I didn't use quarry tiles or spray the oven with water but that shouldn't affect the flavor I wouldn't think.
The recipe I used called for proofing the sponge the night before which I did. Where I may have gone wrong is that the starter may not have been vigorous enough. I usually feed the starter once every 2 weeks or so. I fed it yesterday morning, put it back in the refer and then decided to use it so pulled it out to warm up and make the sponge in the evening. That's what I used today to make the bread. It is possible the starter wasn't powerful enough to give good flavor and texture?
Ginny, a beginner bread baker