Sourdough, yet again

28 September 2010 § 1 Comment

After yet another weekend alone at home and not in the fridge my sourdough survived again, but today he was a bit capricious and did not want to rise. He gave me a smile though when the bread came out of the oven:
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Smiley bread by fabrivelas on Zooomr
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Smiley bread by fabrivelas on Zooomr

Sourdough bread in a tea towel

17 September 2010 § 2 Comments

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Tea towel bread by fabrivelas on Zooomr

This time I let my bread rise in a tea towel, and it worked out great. The last week my sourdough starter smelled more vinegary than the week before when the smell was more reminiscent of apple. Now that my sourdough is two weeks old I decided to wash out its container for the first time. Today will also be the first time that the sourdough has to go into the fridge, because I don’t want to take it to the Ardennes on a walking tour.

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dscf5337 by fabrivelas on Zooomr

23 September 2010: I actually did not put the sourdough in the fridge, but left it with a lot of flower, till Sunday night when I fed it again on returning from the Ardennes. I then made a bread on Monday. This weekend I’ll be in Paris, so I am baking again at the moment and I shall leave the sourdough waiting again for me on Sunday night. My dough has not seen a fridge from the inside, yet, nor have I had to throw any away, because I am baking about twice a week.

Sourdough bread again

14 September 2010 § 5 Comments

Yesterdays bread turned out much nicer, than the bread before. I added more rye and less spelt, this time. While it was rising I added more water because I had the impression that the dough was to stiff but then I had to add more flour, too… The bread is very good. Good crust, light interior.

The sourdough has not been in the fridge yet, because I am baking at 3 days interval at the moment. This time though I had a very sour, vinegary starter and I feared that the bread would be too sour, but it turned out wonderful. Dark and light 🙂 I have the impression that the sourdough matures. This time I poured out all of it to bake, for continuing I used the dough that was stuck to the walls of my glass container. It is plenty enough. I have not washed the glass since the start, on the top part of the glass the dough is dry. I guess that I could use it as reserve in case my sourdough dies one day, I have to do this soon though if I don’t want it to get moldy (or mouldy??).

Next time I’ll try the dish towel method for forming the loaves.

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