I have been around here for about a year or so.
i really enjoy baking bread it is a form of relaxation for me (my work is relatively high-stress). So i am getting to a point where i feel i want to take another step. I have tried many different breads and most of them are good to eat but I want to step up the "art" form and I figure this is the place to do that with so many incredible bakers.
I should add that I simply enjoy home baking of breads and also add that there are few if any artisan bakers in my area to compare with, ask critique or share ideas.
Here is a boule I made today. If you don't mind i would like a critique of this boule.
the good things are...
-I like the color (coulda gone another five minutes) but...
i want the (ears ???) on the sides of the loaf to be as brown as the ones on the top (torch ???) LOL
-Although it doesn't show in the phone pic. the loaf generally has a nice sheen
-I think most of my problems were from underproofing (slightly ???)
-The crumb is ok and there is a nice sheen in the holes
Again, the uneveness is my bad (underproofed) or ???
I am really looking forward to any and all comments.
By the way this is sourdough from a starter I have been feeding for about a year. i keep one batch in the fridge (backup... refurbished every few weeks for a few days) and another at room temp (fed regularly) and used to bake regularly.
Thanks All !!!