I'm enjoying this site! Here's my first try at Tartine country bread...
thanks for looking! Marie
Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats....
Tartine isn't the easiest bread to make, but you've done a superb job! Beautiful loaves, excellent spring, great crumb. I'd hate for you to see my first try.
Thanks, Julie and kygin!
I've been making all sorts of pizza dough for a long time now so I've been exposed to handling some wet doughs - the shaping and steaming is all new to me. All in all, I think the pizza dough background is somewhat helpful, a kind of a small head start I guess.
I'm sure there's lots more to learn. It sure is addictive!
Great Bake, nice and bold, good crumb and oven spring.
Those look fantastic. Love your photography as well. That's a beautiful table to use to display your bread. For your first time this looks more like your 100th loaf!
I am sure they tasted as good as they look. Now try making pizza from the dough after dividing it and tell us if you've made better pizza!
Very well done! Just about the perfect result from the not so easy Tartine Country Loaf formula.
Thanks for all your kind words! I think part of my success had to do with a very mature starter that was well fed (was feeding it 2 times daily). I couldn't keep that up, so I eventually refrigerated it but can't help thinking that it lost some of its potency. I am refreshing it a couple of days before needed since I don't bake often enough to justify otherwise.