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15 minutes ago, leggo PE said:

These turned out better than the first time I made sourdough soft pretzels about a month or so ago. The recipe's a keeper!

Did you buy sourdough starter? Or go the "wild" route? Looks so flippin' good.

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22 minutes ago, squaretaper said:

Did you buy sourdough starter? Or go the "wild" route? Looks so flippin' good.

I bought mine from King Arthur Flour. But I think I'll probably start my own at some point too. Depends on how many starters I want to be in charge of, as I also got one sent to me that's osmotolerant, and good for lighter, sweeter breads (like brioche, for example). I have yet to rehydrate it and start to bake with that one, though.

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First whole wheat sourdough bread! This loaf actually proved for 6 hours longer than the recipe said, but I'm rather pleased with the crumb. Naturally leavened all the way!

First Naturally Leavened Whole Wheat Sourdough Loaf (Overproofed by 18 hours) Crumb 2018-05-20.jpg

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I'm about to get super lazy with my sourdough bread baking this weekend, using this no knead recipe: https://breadtopia.com/sourdough-no-knead-bread/

I'd actually rather be able to stick to one of the two recipes I've had successful bakes with earlier in this thread, but my friend's baby shower (twin baby boys!) that I'll be going to tomorrow won't allow me to do that. So instead, I'm deviating from the advice that is to get to know one recipe very well before you experiment with others, and throwing my starter at a fourth recipe in five sourdough bakes (third in four naturally leavened bakes). Wish me luck!

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Yayyyy more sourdough! I actually went with my normal recipe. and just changed a couple of things per my weekend schedule. I'm pretty happy with the results -- happy enough to freeze my prettier loaf whole, and take it across the country with me this Friday (defrosting on the plane) to gift to my best friend and her fiance!

Here are a couple of pictures of the process (I'm not great at remembering to take pictures before the finished loaf, but remembered to take a few here).

Just after the long proof (I used a different set up here to get prominent rings, and it worked!):

2018-06-11 Fifth Naturally Leavened Sourdough Before Scoring.jpg

Post-scoring, ready to go in the oven!

2018-06-11 Fifth Naturally Leavened Sourdough After Scoring.jpg

Baked:

2018-06-11 Fifth Naturally Leavened Sourdough Loaf.jpg

Yummmm!

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Pardon my baking noobness but why did you put the rings on the loaf?

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21 minutes ago, kevo_55 said:

Pardon my baking noobness but why did you put the rings on the loaf?

If I had to guess... for prettiness.

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28 minutes ago, kevo_55 said:

Pardon my baking noobness but why did you put the rings on the loaf?

 

7 minutes ago, Audi driver, P.E. said:

If I had to guess... for prettiness.

This ^^, basically. It's just for a certain look of bread.

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But you broke the heart!

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