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Keeping it simple, first loaf of 2012

occidental's picture

Keeping it simple, first loaf of 2012

Wow, it's been a bit over a year since my last post.  Time to rectify that!  I baked my first loaf in 2012 a few days ago.  I meant to bake Susan's Simple Sourdough but after going by memory and adding too much water I had to improvise a bit to keep the overall hydration in the ballpark of what it should be.  Anyhow, the loaf turned out great, with a crackly crust and a fairly open crumb.  Best to all your baking efforts in 2012.


ehanner's picture

I see you haven't lost the touch. That's a beauty!


Syd's picture

Lovely shaping, proofing and baking.  Great open crumb.  Nice start to 2012.

All the best,


pmccool's picture

That's just an all around lovely bake, occidental.