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Archive of November 2009

Beer bread November 20

I've been reading an excellent blog about beer and bread which has inspired me to take up proper breadmaking again, rather than using a breadmaker.

My colleague lent me this book and I've since made a sourdough starter, where you make a natural leaven from wild yeast floating about in the air, which gives the bread a sour sort of taste.

I made my first bread using this as well as a bit of dried yeast and some home brew the other day.

Turned out well though I could have let it rise for a little longer - the pizza stone helped it rise I think. When I have more time I'll try a proper sourdough loaf over the course of a whole day.