My First Sourdough Loaf, or Thanks, Floyd!
I wanted to share my first loaf of real sourdough with the people who inspired it. I've been baking a long time, off and on, but we retired a while ago and moved to very rural Tennessee, and I really miss the variety of bread it was easy to find in Southern California. This is all the more reason to bake my own.
I read Floyd's lesson "When Yeasts Attack", and made my starter using the method he describes there. I had good luck with it from the start, and I continued to nourish it for a week, and then made the dough yesterday, put it into the frig to rise overnight, returned it to room temperature, and baked it this morning. I need a lot of work on shaping loaves, and slashing, but I'm very pleased with this loaf anyway, and would like to think of it as a beginning.
Please be gentle and think "Rustic" when you view the photos.