Sourdough Bread: Something Is Wacked!

Well… I’ve not been happy with my bread bakes for the last two iterations.

Something is out of wack!

My oven bloom has been anemic… about half what I expect. Crumb is tighter and moist. Almost like it is over-proved. However, I’m not getting the larger bubbles of gas at top where I’ve weakened the gluten structure.

Wondering if my starter is a bit off…

Wondering if I need to let rest on counter while I preheat oven…

Not sure.

Going to start another batch and simply pull bannetons from fridge when I turn the oven on. That should be my only variable I change.

The experiment continues…

Published by Jim Hayden

Enterprise Transformation Consultant by day; Baker by night! Learning all the time! Iterative and incremental improvement always!

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