Wednesday 22 February 2012

Sourdough - Take 1

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I guess the picture says it all. It went wrong!

I overdid the second knead, and have since learned that it should be more of a gentle prod. The texture was good, but the second rise only happened sideways, there was no upwards movement. Oh, and the strange pattern on the top was a result of the cling film sticking because I didn't dust it with flour.

Once cut the slices looked like biscotti.

I'm not giving up so easily though and won't admit defeat just yet. Look out for Take 2!


Caroline said...

Good Luck. I'm pretty much starting out on the same journey. Some successes, and some failures. Hopefully the successes will become more frequent!

Julia said...

Oje, das kenne ich nur zu gut! Deswegen landet Sauerteig-Brot bei mir meistens in einer Backform :-)

Viel Glück für Deinen zweiten Versuch und liebe Grüße, Julia

Marie Rayner said...

I hope it works out for you better the next time. I bet it still tasted good toasted. xxoo

Susan@Holly Grove said...

Often it's only by getting it wrong that we learn to get it right...good luck with attempt no 2.

mr. pineapple man said...

Now you know what to not do! have a great weekend!

Mary Bergfeld said...

The upside is that you know what went wrong. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sylvie said...

C, that's what I'm hoping for, too.

Julchen, danke! Ich hatte erst ueberlegt es in einer Form zu backen, aber ich hab nur 'ne Kastenform und wollte einen runden Laib.

Marie, it did, just a shame that the slices were so little.

Susan, some wise words. I didn't think I'd get it spot on the first time, so fingers crossed for next time.

Mr Pineapple Man, I do, I guess. We'll see if that helps next time.

Mary, thanks for your lovely comment and welcome to A pot of Tea!