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BBA Sourdough

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BBA Sourdough

Beautiful bread, kjknits! It hadn't occurred to me to use my own sourdough starter instead of the barm, and now I can't wait to try it. I have the poolish sitting on the counter for Floyd's Daily Bread, and now this! I am getting panicky about running out of flour, and my freezer is getting full - not sure I want the family to know I am baking so much. Luckily my neighbors are always happy to take a loaf off my hands. I don't have a mixer so maybe won't get the great results you did, but I'm going to try, A


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Thanks, AnnieT!  I love this recipe.  It worked great for me yesterday and I can't wait to make it again.  It was a leap of faith for me to try my own starter with it, but it worked beautifully.  My starter is 100% hydration;  thick right after a feeding, but more goopy and pourable after rising. The book gives such good instructions for  hand mixing the dough that I don't think you'll have a problem.  Also, it's a firm dough, like french bread, so it shouldn't be too difficult to work with.  I would much rather work that kind of dough by hand than one of these super-wet doughs.

Like yours, our 18 cu ft chest freezer is full of bread!  And I have four loaves of sandwich bread rising right now!  When you have a big freezer, it just makes sense to fill it up, doesn't it?

Keep us posted! 

Katie in SC