Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The result: Sourdough Artisan Bread

I promised that I would fill you in on the outcome of my attempt to come up with a good 
Well, here it is...
The Good
The Bad
The Ugly

Look above... if you have ever dealt with bread dough, you know that looks very wet.
This was after rising for 24ish hours. In hindsight, I would have probably done well to leave it out til I went to bed and stuck the dough in the fridge, it might have firmed up much nicer.
Eh, live and learn, right?

Ok, so I've got a blob out. I had to add a good deal (around 2 cups) of flour... JUST to get it to a point that I could manage the dough without falling through my fingers.

This is not too shabby. I did get there. I let this rise for about 30 minutes while I let my Dutch oven heat til scalding in my oven. (450* if you don't remember the temp it needs to be)
The final product. Yes, it has a secondary growth to it. When I went to 'plop' the dough in, a bit stuck to my mat. So, when I scrapped it in, it formed its own blob. Oh well.
Not TOO bad, huh?

The outcome...
It had great flavor. 
Everyone liked the taste.
It was very crusty on the outside.
It was soft on the inside.
It needs improvement... Yes.
But, overall, it was edible and tasted very good with some butter and jam.
We will try again soon!
Til next time!

1 comment:

  1. Homemade bread, even when it doesn't go quite right, is still yummy! I haven't done sourdough bread before, but I would really like to try... xxx