This is a no-knead 70% hydration sourdough boule I snapped a pic of using my iPhone and ambient light. It was one of the first artisan loaves of bread I've made:
Very nicely done. I hope there will be many more loaves thta we get to see.
If it looks a good on the inside, it sure looks liks it will and also tastes great, then it is more than art - it's a great bread! Way to go.
Thanks for the complement. Yeah this particular loaf did look very good on the inside. I baked it in my 3 quart paula deen dutch oven (890 grams of 70% hydration dough) and the top of the loaf was touching the lid -- so it had a very nice rise. You can't really notice the height of the loaf from that pic.
Welcome to TFL! And to sourdough baking. You are off to a great start.
Thank you! :)
I love baking and cooking. I've visited this web site on and off for the past 5 years but just recently signed up. I'm interested a lot lately in bread baking because I'm diabetic and want to improve my health. I read pumpernickel & rye breads were healthiest of the breads for my diet and with a little research ran across Hamelman's book.
So I bought Hamelman's book recently along with a 9x4x4 pullman pan. I am going to start with some simple rye breads and work my way up to pumpernickel. I want to eventually become pro at baking pumpernickel bread. Authentic pumpernickel would be nice as gifts to friends & family since the loaves are so healthy and almost impossible to find/purchase.
I am really excited about this and am reading Hamelman's book every day now :) I really look forward to some healthy baking.