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.
Decided to deep clean my fridge the other day, and consolidate the condiments. There were far too many un-expired jars partially filled. What to do? Make bread. 🍞 🙂
Decided to make Thanksgiving stuffing with homemade bread this year.
FINALLY, my starter has begun to behave. It prefers the cooler weather.
Memorial Day is a month away, and I am starting to think about pies and tarts. I first made this (recipe is from Food52.com) a couple of years ago, and not only has it become a summer dessert staple, but it has inspired a blueberry version that is far less time-consuming. For July 4th or Memorial Day, consider using star shaped cookie cutters.
My second attempt, and this time I added the salt. Huge improvement over my first try. Also, I add a few tablespoons of infused olive oil now to every basic sourdough, and I like the results. My only issue this time was that the egg wash turns the crust a bit brown. Next time, no egg wash.