Finally! It happened. After over 50 years of baking, 4 years of successfully baking bread (we’re not counting my years of bread-baking failure in college), and two weeks of nurturing a starter, I baked my first sourdough bread. It was a little small, but it tasted delicious. Now comes the hard part: perfecting this recipe for “simple” sourdough bread (as the recipe calls it, “perfect for beginners”).
It amazes me that though I’ve been continuously baking bread for the last 4 years, each time I begin a new recipe, it’s like starting over as a complete and utter novice. I pretty much mastered simple rye bread, and that was why I decided to be brave and try sourdough. Now, on to better sourdough.
What about you? What’s the most ambitious thing you’ve ever baked or cooked?