Monday, December 26, 2011

Daring Bakers - Letting Nature Do the Work - Sour Dough Challenge

Our Daring Bakers Host for December 2011 was Jessica of My Recipe Project and she showed us how fun it is to create Sour Dough bread in our own kitchens! She provided us with Sour Dough recipes from Bread Matters by Andrew Whitley as well as delicious recipes to use our Sour Dough bread in from Tonia George’s Things on Toast and Canteen’s Great British Food!

I made the French Country loaf - I did it free form as the recipe suggested, but it made a really flat loaf this way.  I think the loaf would have benefited from being placed in a bread tin or such like so that it held its shape.  I also used 100% all purpose flour - I didn't have wholewheat flour and I wanted to use the starter again for white loaves.

Otherwise, I was pretty excited that my starter worked - it bubbled, it frothed and it made bread, despite my cynicism about the lack of yeast:

I didn't make anything with my bread - I just ate it spread with jam.  I really did not have the time or capacity to make anything else.

Thanks to our host Jessica, who will have the recipe.  To check out what sour dough loaf the other Daring Bakers made, and what they did with it, visit the slide show at the Daring Kitchen once it is up.