Hello, new to sourdough
My local Baker recommended this site. I'm not new to bread baking, or working with flour. I'm a fairly accomplished home cook when it comes to commercial yeast risen breads, pizza dough and pasta.
However, I want to learn about sourdough, everything from making the starter to having a lovely loaf of bread.
My aforementioned baker has given me some of his starter, and it's amazing stuff! I've just this weekend embarked upon trying to achieve that first loaf.
It's not going well. But I'm not giving up!
I'm looking forward to learning much from this site. I do well with clear cut basic instructions that allow me to go on and improvise once I've gotten the foundation techniques mastered.
Oh, and I'm in Florida where the humidity is a factor that must be taken into account for everything from flour storage (always in the freezer) to always weighing ingredients, to temperatures for proofing (my pantry proofing shelf is often 80 degrees, if not a little warmer.
So pleased to be here!