NYT bread: I finally tried it,ya'll can keep it!
O.K. So I'm not an experienced baker,but I can make bread that my family and friends enjoy. I have been dying of curiosity about the famous bread so many are thrilled with. I was scared for awhile but watched the videos several times and finally got up the nerve,after all,it's only 3 cups of flour and there's more where that came from,right? I used all purpose flour,which I thought was acceptable and did all the steps,in spite of having a pretty gloppy dough.Also used the yeast since I am not totally sure about my sourdough just yet. After all the waiting,folding,heating,and so on,the best I got was a nice bread smell while it was baking. Looked nice on removal from oven but crust was so hard we almost couldn't chew it. Had decent flavor but crust made it inedible. So much for that. I am not very adventursome so may stick to trying to work out the sourdough experience.
I really enjoy reading about everyone's baking experience and love looking at the pictures of the bread. Have lurked for some time but couldn't resist sharing this experience. I'm glad for anyone who can make the recipe work for them and maybe I give up to easily but I hate waste and that loaf went straight to the trash. By the way,I used my Calphalon 5 qt pot,nice and heavy,so doubt it was that.
Thanks for your time here and bake on,everyone! Rosemary in NE Florida