San Joaquin Sourdough--from Dave Snyder
I just recently started following discussions and fellow blog entries on this great site. One of the more popular recipes seems to be Dave Snyder's San Joaquin Sourdough I figured it was worth trying myself. You can find the original recipe (and this was one of his variations), at the following link: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/14140/san-joaquin-sourdough-another-variation-produces-best-flavor-yet. I do have to say this recipe lived up to all the hype and tasted excellent. I did end up with some unexpected oven spring that ended up causing the bread to burst slightly but the crumb was excellent and the taste was tangy and nutty with a perfect bite.
The only thing I changed was to retard the dough for around 35 hours instead of 20 since I ended up going over to a friends to watch the Superbowl and didn't have time to bake the bread until yesterday. I don't think it helped or impeded the final outcome.
Thanks again Dave for an excellent recipe!
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