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Saturday Snapshot

January 13, 2007 @ 10:04 am | Filed under:

Big sis has her hands full…


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Time for an Update

January 13, 2007 @ 9:40 am | Filed under:

We did it! Baked our first successful sourdough.


The crumb was a little dense, perhaps, not as holey as sourdough is supposed to be. But we’re getting there. It tasted great and the texture was nice, just more like a regular yeast bread than sourdough, moist rather than chewy.

This was our second attempt at sourdough baking. The first attempt was a huge flop. We produced our first bricks. The sponge didn’t expand much, and I should have just started over at that stage.

This time around, the sponge doubled in two hours, and we were so excited. We’re getting better at reading our starter.

Here is one of the finished loaves:


As you can see, I need to improve my slashing technique. I’m too timid. Gotta get bolder with the blade!