Friday, June 5, 2009

whole wheat sourdough loaf

new day, new loaf.

After royally screwing up my starter, I slowly nursed it back to full strength, and was ready to try it out. I found a recipe online for an easy looking sourdough loaf and decided to try it out. It was only after leaving it to rise that I noticed how many bad reviews the recipe got.... I changed the recipe a bit so while it was rising I still had hope that it would turn out....
  • 1 c regular all purpose flour
  • 1 c whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sourdough starter (100% hydration)
  • 1/2 tsp (heaping) salt
  • 1/4- 1/2 c warm water
mix all ingredients together, knead until smooth. Let rise until double- about four hours, punch down, smooth into a ball, and let rise overnight in the fridge. shape into a loaf, let rise again until double in size. slash loaf with a serrated knife, mist with water and place in preheated 400 degree oven.

The loaf was ok, could have used some more salt. Rose very nicely, and had a great crust.

Conclusion: keep looking for that perfect sourdough loaf, and must invite more guests to eat bread - because as my sister puts it- "If you keep eating all that bread, you'll end up looking like a loaf of bread yourself!"