The trouble with sourdough
I guess this is more of a confession than a normal post.
I have sweated over my starter. I have grown some interesting moulds, not the right ones. I have search and learnt to use pineapple juice to get me on the right track. I have nurtured my start with love and diligence, made sure I have used the best organic flours and spring / mineral water. Controlled the temperature to the point of obsession. When I was happy with the fruits of my labour I made my first loaf. It was so sour my mouth imploded. I put this up for discussion and the recipe seemed to be at fault. I have tried again and again, friends have made encouraging remarks but still it tasted wrong.
I have come to the sad realisation that I don't like sourdough!