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Basic BBA Sourdough

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AnnieT

Basic BBA Sourdough

Hi Katie, my dough was great so I guess I didn't goof too much with the amount of starter. It had doubled in 2 1/2 hours and was so nice to work with. I decided to leave the loaves in the frig overnight and there they sit, snugly held in place with parchment and rolled towels. It will be REALLY hard for me to let them sit for 4 hours before baking but I will try to be patient. I am so thrilled with my near-disaster bread too - it keeps fresh, and I seem to remember reading somewhere that using a preferment is the reason. I'm hooked! Can I mention the Brummie words? My mom was fond of saying that someone "had a bob on themselves" which meant they throught they were hot stuff. She was so determined that we wouldn't get big headed and she said that "all my grandmother's geese were swans" meaning that Nana thought her family could do no wrong. So we were never praised, rather sad. Oh well, many years ago, but it is fun to look up some of the sayings. I will TRY to take pictures if the bread turns out as well as I hope, A