So, my sourdough starter has gotten to where it reliably doubles in size everyday.
And…. yesterday I made my first loaf!
It turned out pretty well, although not much of the sourdough flavor at this point yet. I think I need to use a little less starter in the dough and therefore it will take longer for it to rise and will acquire more flavor. Live and learn I guess.
But, the good news is that it does in fact taste like bread, and not even a bit like crackers or anything.
Amanda also took a video of me explaining the concept of sourdough bread to the world, so maybe I can get a copy of that to show you guys.
edit: I’ve been explaining the concept of sourdough and sourdough starters to people (as well as the concepts of various fermented food and drinks, cheese, blue cheese, etc.) and they’ve been a little grossed out. Fine! More sourdough for me!
Off to buy more flour tomorrow (Sunday). Here’s to many batches of sourdough coming soon!