Do any other Wayfarers like to bake and/or eat that yeasty treat we all know and love: bread? If so, this can be a place to discuss!
I’ve been keeping a sourdough starter for just under a year now and baking loaves irregularly (with similarly irregular results). However, my latest experiment turned out pretty well: I went for a 100% white bread flour loaf flavoured with a tbsp or so of honey, at about 60% hydration. (In the past I’ve done much higher hydration—mostly because I hate measuring things—but I was getting frustrated with my loaves not keeping their shape.) Here’s the result:
It’s one of the prettier loaves I’ve made, I think! (But I welcome feedback from more experienced bakers. )
Anyone else have bread baking stories or pictures? Anyone tried or trying to get into bread baking but find it incredibly frustrating (believe me, not pictured are the hundred or so previous loaves I’ve made which range from “ugly, but edible” to “incredibly hard and dense pancake”)?