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SourdoLady's Deluxe Sourdough Recipe

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CountryBoy

SourdoLady's Deluxe Sourdough Recipe

For the record, I believe SourdoLady walks on water, as well as makes bread.  So thanks as always.  However, I have a question, as a Novice, that I am puzzled by.  Your Deluxe Sourdough Recipe is for 2 loaves I believe, but I only got one loaf from it.  In your posting of January 10th where you give the recipe you definitely say 2 loaves, but I only get one.  Could you tell me what I am doing wrong?  Just for the record, I have absolute faith in your recipe and know you are right if you say so but I am just curious.  Could my problem be that my flour and proofing is not warm enough and therefore limiting the expansion?  The final loaf is of normal size.  Many thanks, and Long Live SourdoLady!

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SourdoLady

CountryBoy, you are hilarious! Yes, I definitely do get two loaves out of the recipe. I have never weighed them, but I have one that is whole right now that I could weigh. They aren't huge loaves but they aren't tiny either. I always do free-form loaves and shape like a batard. Maybe I'll take a picture and post it later this evening.

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Paddyscake

I always use SourDoLady's recipe. I usually make one loaf also, but it is good size.  One slice, cut in half will make 2 pieces of toast. A bit supersized, but my husband likes it that way :   )

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CountryBoy

that the discrepancy is in #1-your definition of the phrase 'free-form loaves '.  I mean that is relative right?  I just use a regular pan for the loaf bread.  #2-where you live.  I live in NY and I believe you are at high altitude in Canada or Calif...?..am not sure exactly; but could altitude make for a difference? If you wrote a book on this stuff you would be rich.  SourdoLady  Rules  !