|The first bake from a new sourdough starter|
I follow the "Simply Self Sufficiently" blog and new that she had a "fast" sourdough starter recipe.
I made this up on 31st March and followed the method, yesterday morning at 4.30 when I got in from work I used a recipe from Paul's book and mixed the dough and put it to prove.
At around mid day when I got up I knocked it back and shaped the loaves and put them to rise. They went into the oven for 40 minutes at 190 c and look like this.The starter is very young and has not developed the typical beery earthy smell yet so I used a bottle of Bishop's Finger Ale for the liquid in the recipe. When it came out if the oven the smell was fantastic.
I took one of the loaves to work and it was sliced, buttered and munched before you could say Jack Robinson ( why would you want to say that). The verdict was. Is there any more? I had a small piece and it was very good.
I baked them in loaf tins because I was taking one to work, normally I shape sourdough into a cob and would have made 3 loaves from that amount of dough.
It is a short and sweet post today, the sun is shining and I will take Ben and Bertie out for a little stroll and then have a potter in the garden,
I nearly forgot, I have a new to me potting shed it was given to me and put up exactly where I wanted it, win win. All I need now is warm weather so that I can use it. TTFN Pam