2017 First Bake!
Happy New Year!
First bake of the year, Reinhart Basic SD, with KAF BF, Gold Medal AP, and a touch of rye flour. Starter was fed with only AP flour.
Oven spring wasn't what I'd hoped, I think the AP flour had something to do with it.
I immediately refed the starter and made another loaf (it's in the oven as I type this) ... I used similar flour amounts (quite a bit of AP) but this time I let it autolyze for 20 minutes and I immediately noticed a difference in gluten development when I started kneading it with my Kitchen Aid.
No crumb shots, this loaf is for a friend, and the next is for a weekend dinner thing with friends.
Here's to a great year for all of you bread bakers out there!
PS: For the no-oven challenge, can I use a gas grill??