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What should sourdough crumb feel like?

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npsmama's picture

What should sourdough crumb feel like?

Should it feel dry when you touch it with your finger? Sticky? Tacky? Moist?

I ask because each time a loaf has a tacky crumb to the touch I assumed it was a failure.

But I bought a sourdough loaf the other day for an astronomical price and the crumb was tacky.


So what should it be like?



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staff of life

A sourdough is moister than a standard loaf.  But it still should be fully baked--even when it finally registers over 200 degrees, it still needs extra time in the oven.