Today I made some sourdough loaves using my sourdough starter named Stan.
The ingredients for today were simple – bread flour, salt, and sourdough starter. Because we were pressed for time we made a yeast slurry to help with the proofing.
We didn’t flour them enough and because our dough was really wet, it was just a sticky mess. But not to worry, the easy fix was to add more flour until it was less wet and re-shape the dough in well floured bannetons and allow to proof again.
My bread teacher wasn’t kidding when she told me bread making wasn’t for sissies. I was a little panicked trying to fix our dough and I really had no reason to be. Despite our dough issues, the sourdough loaves turned out amazing!! Terrific crust, soft, slightly sour inside. Stan, you make a good bread! =)