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Sourdough Satisfaction & Sourdough Sorrow

This Summer I’ve vowed to myself to try to make the perfect sourdough loaf. Having once attempted and seriously failed, this new resolution was to turn things around – freshly baked bread is one of the pinnacles of a successful baker’s repertoire. But during my learning process I have learned a few things… 1) You might get sick of bread Kneading for 10-20 minutes a day takes its toll on you; constantly checking on your bread and how it’s doing and how it’s rising punctuates your 24 hours; sampling each loaf, failed or successful, can burden your palette until you almost can’t take the taste anymore. Alright, I exaggerate, but I am prone to getting sick of certain foods extremely fast. 2) You might get sick of cooking Perfect timing is key to bread baking. A little too much rising and your bread is dead; too little rising and bread’s crumb is far too tight, and you might end up with a brick-style loaf (although over-rising can do this too). Too long in the oven …