Sourdough Bread

Discussion in 'Breads' started by becky3086, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. becky3086

    becky3086 Fire Starter

    I have had this starter going for a little while but had yet to make bread with it. I have made pizza, breader and other things with it but not actual bread.

    I used one cup starter with 2 cups flour and 2 cups water for the sponge. After it was working good I added a couple tsp. of salt and a couple tablespoons of sugar. That was it. It didn't actually rise either time so I thought the bread was kind of a flop when I put it in my little convection oven to cook. Then it rose so much it hit the top burner and I had to snatch it out and put it in the big oven to save it.

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    I will say though that the crust was hard and I definitely need to work on that.
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It looks perfect to me. I like a crunchy crust!
     
  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Fire Starter

    This was a little beyond crunchy. It was hard to bite into, lol. I did put it in a plastic bag though and the crust is now just chewy instead of hard.
     
  4. Looks good! For the crust, did you brush it with melted butter?
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Becky your bread looks good. Did it taste as good as it looks? 

    Mrs Scar makes bread every week from her starter that we got from Bassman.   If it starts to get a little stale on you cut it up an make croutons - man we have a couple bags of them around all the time.  
     
  6. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've had the same problem with crust. A couple TB of vital wheat gluten w/vitamin C added to the dough seems to really help. Not sure how or why, but for the couple bucks investment give it a try. It's available at most grocery stores in the flour aisle. Your bread looks beautiful though.
     
  7. becky3086

    becky3086 Fire Starter

    Yes I brush the top with butter. I will try the wheat gluten. Thanks.
     
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good to me Becky, I have some starter from Bassman but haven't had the time to give it a try.
     

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