Three cheers for ears!!
Today, finally, I got some bloomin ears!
I've been playing with Susan (Wild Yeast) Norwich Sourdough and Floyd's San Joaquin sourdough on this site. I found the first too firm and sour, the second too slack and not sour enough, so I worked out my own formula...a happy marriage between the two. And lo and behold---ears for the first time ever (in a dough not cooked in a dutch oven). As it happens, I donated the bread for a friend's dinner party so no crumb shots.
I'm not sure what made the difference...it could be that I added about 200 gram Gold Medal AP to the Morbread AP I usually use.
300 g firm starter
620 g water
730 g unbleached AP flour (530 g Morbread, and 200 g Gold Medal)
120 g dark rye flour
23 g salt