At the end of the day this is what it’s all about right?
Over recent weeks and not that I am one to obsess about such things (yeah right!) but I have trawled through almost every resource on the subject of sourdough bread on the web like: bread/baking/cooking blogs, ingredients manufacturers, bakers etc etc and have narrowed things down to some very basic sourdough principles:
- a smelly healthy starter
- a very simple recipe
- choosing your hydration (what?)
- the right flour(s)
- Allow plenty of time
I have had failures but also a lot of successes and here below are some pictures of (the better) bread recently baked in our kitchen. The recipe I have settled on as a “norm” if there is such a thing in sourdough is from the excellent blog THE CLEVER CARROT which in my opinion is a great place for anyone who wants to start with this type of bread. Actually the last picture of bloomers has got yeast in it (tut-tut I hear you sourdough purists say!)