this is probably my 6th (ish) batch of sourdough I've made. I'm still working with a basic recipe from SourDom's blog, because I want to get the techniques down before I start doing trickier stuff or using expensive ingredients.
I'm pretty happy with how my loaves are turning out, the taste is great and the crumb is open enough for my liking (though more would always be nice!).
This loaf was 500g of flour, so it's medium size i s'pose. The slash opened up a lot which makes it look oval-shaped but it was proofed in a round, deep-ish bowl. I used a teatowel with slight pattern which is where the surface texture (which i like) comes from.
The side view shows the shape... should it be higher than that? I have this idea in my head that good oven spring should send it up pretty high, and i've seen some loaves from people like Jeremy which seem nearly round, but mine never seem to. Maybe I am overproofing a bit so it slumps a lot? I don't have a crumb shot to show...