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