Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Great smells and hot bread!
Well ,my late night bread baking adventure was so fun, while it lasted! My house smelled devine! The bread came out of the oven about 6:45, right when the coffee was brewing! I called my Mom (she is an early riser), and she walked over with her coffee for a peice of the action!!!
I wonder what the trick is to slashing the top of the dough before baking...it was really hard to do for me...I feel like I need something like a lazer to make a clean cut!!! Mine looked more like big craters in the top!
We cut it while warm, and slathered on the butter and had it with our coffee.
Critique of the bread: It was lacking in flavor, and had a crunchy crust at first, although not overly. It was nice right out of the oven. Now, tonight I cut a slice, and the crunch is gone, and the bread is not something I would even buy from the grocery! I will say that my sourdough starter is becoming more pungent...so maybe a different recipe next time with the more powerful starter will produce a better loaf! I still need to try it toasted...that might be really great...will see in the morning!
On a down note...I have become sick...sore throat, and all clogged up...I slept about 5 hours after work, and have almost no voice now. I'm taking the day off from work tomorrow to hopefully preserve what little voice I have and get to work on Friday if I can.
So that ends this session of breadmaking at A Succulent Life!!! Bye bye for now! :)