Six-Word Saturday: 25 Teves, 5771

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A whole week of bread adventures!

Not all entirely successful….


Sourdough rye bread that I finally got around to baking in my little dutch oven.  Beautiful loaf!  Just not all that flavourful.breads 001

The “bread” that isn’t breadSeitan for hot & sour soup that turned out so gloriously well last time… but this time globbed into chewy rubberish nightmare.  Flavourful, but the texture was horrid!

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But finally, finally, to cap things off, a sourdough challah that was amazingly buoyant; this rose better, and with less commercial yeast, than any sourdough challah that I have made so far.  I had 324g of starter, more than I’ve used before, and it performed super-well, though I did add 1/2 tsp of yeast. 

The rise times were comparable to non-sourdough loaves, despite the wintry-cool house.  On the downside, it tasted like there was no sugar in the loaf, and I’m really kind of wondering why (I’m pretty sure I added 1/4 cup!).

Took a picture before it baked, but got too busy to do another one afterwards!

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Have a great week!!!


  1. As always, this blog makes me hungry. It's not even necessarily the flavor I crave but the smell of fresh bread baking. Happy 2011 and thanks for playing 6WS!


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