when you let things grow naturally (home-grown sourdough)…
…sometimes it leads to a loaf of bread.
On January 21st I started my sourdough adventure!
I followed the directions HERE, except that I used water instead of pineapple juice. 1 cup of hi-gluten flour (Sir Lancelot from King Arthur Flour) and 3/4 cup of water.
It took 10 days of diligent feeding
but once it started growing
it was growing WELL!
Today I made my first loaf of bread using this recipe. I mixed it last night and left it to rise (from my observations my starter has a 5 hour peak time), I punched it down this morning and shaped it and left it to proof on my stove top for a few hours. I baked it at 450 for about 30 minutes.
It’s delicious! Has a nice tang, nice chew and a crisp crust. I might need to bake a little shorter or lower temp, the crust was a little dark for my liking. I need to adjust my shaping and proof time because I had a HUGE bubble through the loaf.
All in all I successfully baked a loaf without commercial yeast!
…now to figure out what I’ll try next!
p.s. who needs some starter 😉