Aug. 3, 2022. 96th bake. Ugly crust -- beautiful and tasty crumb.
The top crust is too flimsy, but, man-o-man, this is tasty. The discard with IDY worked a wonder.
Perhaps a pale ale;-} I am guessing the discard had used up the sugar or the top element is not working in your oven. If it tastes great then that’s all that matters. Happy baking
I baked it in my toaster oven, uncovered, and apparently with insufficient steam. And I didn't turn on the top element until too late in the bake.
The top of the boule was within 1/2 cm of the metal guards protecting the upper heating elements.
And it was likely over-proofed too. But, yes, excellent taste even with no bread spices.
I've done semi-decent small boules, all sourdough, in this oven before. So the switch to IDY, the (lack of sufficient) steam, and the timing of the upper element are what's different.