The taste is out of this world
Wanted to post already for quite some time but never took all the pictures that I intended. I finally got around to take them tonight.
I usually make 2 kind of bread: One is a multi-grain bread, the other one is made with onion instead. Either one has just a phenomenal taste. The basic recipe is always the same: Sourdough starter, salt, yeast (unless I do pure sour dough fermentation) bread flour, whole wheat flour, as well as rye. The additional ingredients (for the multi-grain) are mostly oat flakes, cracked wheat, flax seed, as well as pumpkin seed. The local Publix, for whatever reason, doesn't carry sunflower seeds lately.
Mixing takes place in my KA 600, but knocking out 4 breads make the gears develop some rather disturbing noise. But as long as it isn't broken I won't buy anything new.
I built a proofing box (idea came from this site), using a fish tank heater in the winter time if needed (living in LA - Lower Alabama - has it's perks). And then it goes into my new pizza oven that I built last year. I still make a mistake every now and then (wrong temp, not thoroughly heated, etc.), but I'm getting better.
Today's bread was pure sourdough fermentation. Leaving it overnight in the fridge adds the extra kick to the flavor that I'm missing from home (Germany).