Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Our First Sourdough

We did it! Miss M and I just finished making our first batch of sourdough! I am going to refrigerate the dough for a day to get a bit of extra sour taste and then pull it out on Thursday for the final 18 hour proofing (rising). If all works according to My Plan, I should be able to bring my first loaf of sourdough when I visit Mom on Friday.

If you have never made sourd
ough, it's not that difficult. You obtain a sourdough starter and some type of covered baker such as a Dutch oven or a La Cloche and you are in business. Starters are kept in the frig and are very hard to kill! For helpful how-to's, the Breadtopia is a great website with tons of how to videos.

I can't wait to get my first loaf into the oven. I'll post how it goes on Friday. In the meantime, check out Eric and his sourdough recipes at Breadtopia. See the recipe I made HERE.

I'll post pics of how my first attempt at sourdough bread turns out on Saturday.

Happy baking!


LisaWA said...

Oh, well the picture looks good! Cant wait to see your and Ms Ms! How fun!

I love to bake with my girls. *Ü*


Rhonda said...

I love sourdough bread, but have never made it myself. With the cold(er) weather finally here, I'm getting in the mood for more baking, so I'll have to check out these recipes.