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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Bread Now Lost to the World

This is the best sourdough bread I've ever made. During the week of the local food challenge I started a recipeless sourdough starter using Anson Mills flour. It was funky and foul for several days, stinking up the whole kitchen, but by the end of the seventh day it was bubbly and sweet and made an exceptional loaf of bread.

Unfortunately, it will only ever make one loaf of bread, as I forgot to save any starter when I made the final dough. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

I'll make another starter soon, I guess. I probably wouldn't have been able to keep this one going strong, anyway, since I'm not a daily or even a weekly baker.

In other baking news, for this week's Free Times I wrote about that glorious microwave chocolate cake recipe that made the rounds of the internet a few weeks ago. So fun! I love microwave chocolate cake.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Thanks for reminding me to read the Free Times--I just got caught up. I love your food news.

I'll look forward to the chocolate cake piece.

That sourdough bread looks like a work of art, all right. I miss bread, although I make spelt bread now and then.