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My son's first sourdough bread

dmsnyder's picture

My son's first sourdough bread

I can't help it. I'm so proud of my son's first bread. A month ago, I visited them for Thanksgiving and left him with some of my sourdough starter. I baked once while there, with Joel watching. Yesterday, he made his first on his own San Joaquin Sourdough.

I aske Joel how it tasted. He said, "Kind of like yours. Great."

Not too shabby, eh?

It's not quite like having another grandchild, but sort of like. 



Syd's picture

Like father like son.  I can see from that beautiful crumb structure he has had a great teacher.  You must be very proud.  

Season's greetings to you David,


yy's picture

Clearly talent for baking is a heritable trait. Watch out....soon the Padawan shall surpass the Master.

dabrownman's picture

got plenty of practice......not that he needs any with such good baking inherited genes.   I'm sure your fine bagel baking grand kids helped their daddy too!

Happy New Year David, 

GSnyde's picture

I'm proud, too.

Soon, TFL will be crawling with Snyders!


Sjadad's picture


You are deservedly proud!  There's a special feeling we get as parents when our children succeed, especially if it's something at which we are particularly passionate. And you know what they say, give a man a loaf of bread and he can eat for a day, but teach him how bake . . . .

Wishing all a happy and healthy New Year.


dmsnyder's picture

For the kind words and good wishes.

A happy New Year to you all!

breadsong's picture

Hi David - Happy New Year :^)
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
Beautiful, beautiful crumb - just like your loaves.
:^) breadsong