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Amen for The Norwich Sourdough

KatinaP's picture
KatinaP

Amen for The Norwich Sourdough

This past weekend I made bread for breakfasts and lunches for a 4 day yoga retreat I was on. It was the first time I was on demand to make bread daily for 20+ women and consecutive meals in an unfamiliar kitchen and unfamiliar ovens. Besides the giant burn on my hand (I will not post a photo), the bread turned out fabulously. I made 4 large loaves of Wild Yeast's adaptation of The Norwich Sourdough and 2 loaves of Sarah Owen's Friendship Bread.

I can't praise the Norwich loaf enough. It turns out fabulous loaves every single time. Only thing I did differently (because I didn't trust the oven and I forgot to turn it down) was cook all the loaves at 500F instead of 475F.

Thanks for letting me brag about my 1st almost professional gig as a bread maker! I'm not going to leave my day job but it was fun. 

 

 

 

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hreik

I could not agree w you more.  I adore that recipe and how reliable it is

KatinaP's picture
KatinaP

And how forgiving! I added too much water, the room was super warm - neither of these factors hurt the loaves. 

hreik's picture
hreik

Not fussy, friendly and works every time.

 

hester

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dabrownman

must have been a big success since you are just burned but still alive:-)

Happy baking 

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Cellarvie

Reliable and delicious.  This was my first successful sourdough and has consequently been my regular bake for the last three years.  Sometimes I feel brave enough to try others (1-2-3 and Vermont for instance) but the Norwich sourdough really can't be beaten (maybe because they've been perfecting it since medieval times?:))

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drogon

They look great.

-Gordon