Sourdough success!

April 18, 2010

I baked my first sourdough loaf yesterday, using the starter I’d been working on for a couple of weeks. And it was delicious!

I did the first rise on Friday night, then knocked it back and let it prove for most of Saturday. Then into the oven it went, and the result was a fantastically yeasty-flavoured, good’n’holey sourdough loaf.

My only disappointment was that the loaf was slightly flat, but I think that was because I proved it in a bowl that was too wide. I’m going to try and get a proper proving bread basket for the next one.

Despite the process taking a long time, it’s actually really easy to make sourdough bread, and I’d recommend anyone who has an interest in baking to give it a go.

The starter recipe I used was from this great blog about all things sourdough, which I found to be one of the simplest descriptions. And the bread recipe was from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingtsall.

My starter is now sleeping in my fridge, having a rest before I wake it up in time for another loaf next weekend.


One Response to “Sourdough success!”

  1. Choclette Says:

    Just catching up as you’ve probably noticed! I love sourdough and started making my own in January. I make a couple of loaves of rye sourdough every week with a starter that was given to me and came over from Russia about 25 years ago. This is even easier to make than wheat sourdough as it needs no kneading but still has quite a close texture.

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