It is amazing how one little change can yield a different result.
As you may be aware, on my last Sourdough Batard bake I decided to throw a couple ice cubes into my Dutch Ovens to “aid” in the steaming of my crust.
That choice DID NOT yield the results I expected. You can see what I mean at my previous post Unexpected Results.
This time I didn’t add any ice cubes and kept every other factor the same (recipe, method, timing etc).
I still intend to do a dedicated experiment under a bit more intentional and controlled circumstances to see if that impact was causal or simply correlated.
The fact that the blooming and ear were more pronounced was satisfying… more in line with my desired, and “expected” (anticipated?) results.
Onward and upward. I’ll just keep learning…..