Do you like to bake bread?
I’ve been researching how bread was baked in ancient and historical times. From what I gathered, all bread baked back then was sourdough, using a sourdough starter. Apparently, it took the bread a long time to rise, too. I decided to bake a loaf of bread just using my sourdough starter (without using any commercial yeast to help it along).
Well, the bread had a great texture, and it was sour, highly sour, but edible! Not sure when I’m doing that again without commercial yeast. Reason being, it took a LONG TIME to rise. I have a new oven and it has a bread proof setting. So, I left it in my warm environment for about 24 hours! I kneaded it and added more flour to it a few times too.
To make my bread I used:
King Arthur Bread Flour
King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour
An entire cup of sourdough starter!
When I make it again, I might add a couple of eggs. It wasn’t hard, just time-consuming!
So, are you a bread baker? What kind(s) of bread to you like to bake?