This time last year I used the same prompt for JanuaryJoy and then suggested I make it a regular monthly bread club post. Sadly, time got away from me but I am determined to make more bread, hence me including it again this year. On my bread horizon right now is sourdough.
I love sourdough – the taste, the toast it makes, but it’s a little trickier than other breads as it needs a ‘starter’ – not necessarily something difficult to do but it requires a bit of forward planning which I am not good at. I did buy an appropriate kiln jar to hold the starter some months back (from Ikea) but have so far failed to fill it, until yesterday that is!
I used Paul Hollywoods recipe – the undisputed King of bread, however there are clearly many different options for making the starter as his first and second books both have a recipe, the first using apple and the second using grapes.
Now all I have to do is wait for it to start growing (it should take 4-7days I reckon) and then I am on it – evidence coming soon to these pages 🙂
Have you ever made Sourdough? Any tips for me?
(If you would like to contribute to the bread club, please do send in your recipes and/pr photos!)
PS Last years no-rise wholemeal loaf