Beginners

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I've just finished my third baking of sourdough loaves.  The taste is great, but the loaves are too dense with very hard crusts. On each occasion the firs... read more →

commented on 5 years ago

My first sourdough!

by Miss-G-
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Just wanted to say hi and a big big thankyou to this site - I followed Sourdoms starter tutorial to the letter and made my first sourdough loaf using a sou... read more →

commented on 5 years ago

Whey in starter?

by surfingyogini
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Hi all... I'm moving to a pretty remote island in the Solomons soon and (probably) won't be able to get bread making flour...  Do you think that the added... read more →

commented on 5 years ago
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Hey Guys,well i stumbled upon this site and made a starter using SourDom's Guide, then used his guide for kneading and mixing the results were very tasty: read more →

commented on 5 years ago
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Elsie White doesn't seem to be quite as active as her sister Elsie Brown, but she still managed to produce two panned loaves, albeit a bit on the small sid... read more →

commented on 5 years ago
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Hi..I am making today my first sourdough loaf at home. Got some starter off a friend and we made a loaf together last week. I followed her instructions and... read more →

commented on 5 years ago
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The crust on those baguettes I made last week was pretty thick and quite hard, wonderful for those with really good teeth, but unfortunately that does not ... read more →

posted 5 years ago

Loaf shaping

by canadianmountaingoat
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Hey folks,I can't seem to shape my loaves properly. I have not learned how to knead, or shape, I just do what the recipe says, or what seems right; but it'... read more →

commented on 5 years ago
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hey, folks... new here, just started one up using Rose Beranbaum's "Bread Bible". i've tried a handful of other recipes in there and have had some great su... read more →

commented on 5 years ago
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I did it!!  Elsie B's first offspring is twins, baguettes.  They rose beautifully and they've got the crispiest crust I've seen in years!  A... read more →

commented on 5 years ago

Starter to bread

by PaddyL
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Okay, I just want to get this straight.  When I want to make bread with one of the Elsies (starters), I take it out of the fridge and let it come to r... read more →

commented on 5 years ago

brominated bread

by karen h
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Hello, I was researching bromine added to bread in australia and came across your website and read about bromine being banned in bread in the UK, does anyo... read more →

updated 5 years ago
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When a bread recipe calls for a sponge, which usually includes the yeast in dry form, can one use a sourdough starter instead? read more →

commented on 6 years ago

Little experiment.

by PaddyL
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I've just stirred up my two Elsies and doubt that either of them will be able to raise bread dough for awhile yet, but I've also refreshed the buttermilk s... read more →

commented on 6 years ago
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It's from a bread book by Martha Rose Shulman and there's none of this having to pitch out most of it every time it's fed.  I'll let you know how it g... read more →

commented on 6 years ago
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Hi folks,am very excited to have found this website as I've had an interest in sourdough cultivation and baking for some time.I'm in the process of making ... read more →

commented on 6 years ago