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CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 12-Aug-11 09:49:52

So after several days fermenting my witches' brew starter I last night produced a loaf. It's a little on the dense side but with lots of bubbles, the crust has a malted smell and there is a pleasantly acidic aftertaste reminiscent of yoghurt. Having never eaten sourdough bread before, does that sound like I've got it right? Would a softer dough (mine was a little firm) result in a lighter loaf? Any other tips for improving texture?

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4merlyknownasSHD Fri 12-Aug-11 12:02:04

Sounds great to me. To my mind, Sourdough should always be a little chewey; it prolongs the flavour in the mouth. It will also keep a lot longer than other bread.

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 12-Aug-11 12:28:13

Thanks for the reassurance. We've got my loaf here in the office and the feedback is positive so far. Chewy it definitely is.

AitchTwoOh Fri 12-Aug-11 12:41:20

i actually don't like sourdough bread for this reason. grin we just do the new york times method, it's lovely and not too yoghurty.

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