My first sourdough loaves ->
So, I started a starter using gaaarp's excellent instructions. As of yesterday it was two weeks old, sitting on the counter the whole time. Very red-winey smelling, yum!
Time to use it eh? I baked a basic sourdough using KAF's basic sourdough recipe, substituting what turned into a 24 hour countertop rise in place of using yeast. Yeah, the rise was way slow, I probably could have let it go longer but it was getting late last night and I wanted to get the loaves baked.
It's not strong by any means, but I understand that's because I'm using a young starter. Slight sour aroma, and in the finish in my mouth there's a pleasant but, again, not strong, sour taste. Basic or not, this recipe is a keeper! TFL, I present, Mike's First Sourdough: