kindkit: Two cups of green tea. (Fandomless: Green tea)
[personal profile] kindkit
By 10 am I had pastry made and chilling in the fridge for the potato, cheese, onion and greens pie I'm making, and my bread almost ready to go in the oven. I feel all diligent and accomplished.

I got a really good rise in the bread, and nice oven spring, good color, etc. Here it is just out of the oven:

For once I think I got it to the right internal temperature so it won't be underbaked in the middle--it's a huge loaf, so that can be tricky--and it did that crust-crackling thing when taken out of the oven, which is also a good sign.

/bread bragging

Well, maybe not, because if it turns out right I may post another picture once it's cut.

Yes, I am enjoying all the things I can do with my new phone.

Date: 2017-04-16 06:37 pm (UTC)
rike_tikki_tavi: (Fringe Walter and Astrid NOM!)
From: [personal profile] rike_tikki_tavi
That bread looks great. Is that a wheat sourdough? I've recently started baking bread again and I'm still fighting with crumb structure.

Date: 2017-04-16 07:59 pm (UTC)
rike_tikki_tavi: cuddle pile of mongooses (Default)
From: [personal profile] rike_tikki_tavi
I've just a few weeks ago started my own sourdough again after years of not baking bread. That's also the reason I'm still having issues with structure. The yeasts and lactic acid bacteria are not quite balanced yet. Plus, I love rye bread and that has less gluten so getting it to rise properly is a bit more iffy.

A home made starter can survive in the fridge for over a month without being used, so even if you don't bake that often, it's worth a try. At worst you can just feed if a few tablespoons of flour and water every few weeks. And sourdough surplus can be used up by being added to pancake batter.

I have a good forum for bread recipes and tips for making your own sourdough but it is in German, so I don't know if that would be any help to you.

Date: 2017-04-16 08:58 pm (UTC)
karmageddon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] karmageddon

like a quiche? or a hand pie?

Date: 2017-04-17 06:18 am (UTC)
st_aurafina: A shiny green chilli (Food: Green Chilli)
From: [personal profile] st_aurafina
That bread is so pretty, omg. It must smell amazing. Your bread brag is totally righteous.

Date: 2017-04-17 03:36 pm (UTC)
halotolerant: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halotolerant
that bread looks very artisan! and very tasty I'll bet *g*


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