For the very first time, I have made what I consider a perfect sourdough, in texture/crumb and taste. Visually, a bit unruly, but I was thrilled. Have made a batch since, and it was not as good. I think I know what I did wrong, and will test it again and post my findings.
Otherwise known as Challah. My 9 year-old daughter asked that we bake it last night, and the store-bought dough was not what she envisioned. At all. So…homemade it was, and Julia came to the rescue with a delicious recipe.
As I dive into this new world of baking, I am often surprised and delighted by the discovery of new ingredients, as well as learning more about ones that I thought I knew everything about. I’ll keep adding terms as I go along.
Had a hankering for some classic jewish deli rye, so I figured I might as well add that to my repertoire. Or at the very least, start the experimentation process. Who knew that pickle juice is a main ingredient?