I am so excited! This is my 1st sourdough success and second try at making it. I am very please with how it came out. I used a "no-knead"... well, more like "minimal-knead" sourdough recipe that I found through Wardeh's blog, which she found it on Millie's blog. THANKS GALS!!
My first time making sourdough... I used 100% rye flour and no wheat. DUH! I felt so stupid after I figured out that I needed the wheat for the gluten to help rise the bread. The dough was a hard brick ball that I ended up giving to my chickens to feast on. They loved it and it was gone by the end of the day :o)
Now, my second try... I decided to go with Millie's minimal-knead recipe because it sounded like a good beginner's step towards perfecting the skill of sourdough making. Overall, everything went great and bread tastes wonderfully sour. It is a little dense because I used a little too much flour. The dough was so wet and I couldn't work with it a lot. I have questions about that below...
What starter did I use? I used a Swedish Rye sourdough starter that I purchased from Cultures for Health.
Why the Swedish Rye? Because I am part Swedish and thought it would be great to make & eat sourdough that I know my favorite Grammie Marillyn (yes, I have her name) made back in her young days.
So, I have a few questions for all those who are sourdough experts and those who are learning right along with me :o)
With the "no-knead" is it normal for it to be very wet?
Which do you prefer... "no-knead" or "yes-knead"? Why?
How should I store my loaves?
Do you have a "favorite" sourdough recipe?
What are your favorite flours to work with?
Please share your tips, websites, advises and recipes! Because I want to try different styles of sourdough making till I find "the one" that would become my weekly sourdough bread. I also want to study more about sourdough and its benefits. A good friend once told me "Sourdough is the King!"... so true!
Looking forward to reading up what you all have to say! I hope others will learn along with me as I explore the world of sourdough making.
This is part of Pennywise Platter Thursday @ The Nourishing Gourmet!