Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sourdough bread and strawberries from the garden!

Finally, I made Soudough bread! There are lots of recipes on the internet forever tempting me to attempt my first.

I got smart and obtained some 'mother' from my local baker. I fed it and kept postponing my baking for almost a week. Worrying that something would happen to my starter dough or 'sponge' as it's technically called, I began work early at 9a.m. this morning.

I had a busy morning between making bread, going out for breakfast, tuition and Uni runs and errand runs. It was a chaotic morning rushing from one place to another in between the "bread proofing moments".

Nevertheless, the bread came out very well. I'm elated that the recipe called for so little yeast. I bake often and I do have some issues with the amount of yeast used so I bought organic active yeast. Now with the sourdough sponge, I can choose to omit the yeast but allow longer rising and proofing time.

Delicious Sourdough bread! I fed another batch of flour and water to the 'mother'. I'll try the no yeast method next!

See what I found in my garden!


Sonia said...

you mean you plant strawberries in your garden? amazing!!! can you teach me how to plant it?

Jas Min said...

We can actually plant strawberries in our climate?!!? Are they sweet? Could you please teach us? Preety please?

Anonymous said...

I'm glad your bread turned out so well. And the strawberries look wonderful!

Bento Pet said...

Sonia, Jas Min: I bought this pot of strawberries from a nearby nursery. It just went on blooming and growing fruits with regular watering and sun.

Beats me, how it's overflowing with strawberries. Tastes like the ones you buy nonetheless.

Bento Pet said...

viggiesveggies: Love the bread! So pleased with the results too!

javapot said...

did u make your own starter? well done on your 1st sourdough. my parents are only keen on soft bread so i have explored as much as i would like.

Bento Pet said...

Javapot: I got my 'starter mother' from my local baker. Too lazy to try. It's too good to stop making and the kids love it so this recipe is for keeps!!

javapot said...

which local bakery is so kind to share starter???? he he he, i made my own so interested to try others leh.


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