I'm kind of surprised I'm documenting the very first time that I'm attempting this sour dough bread thing. With it being such a finicky process, some thing is bound to go wrong the first time. But hey, I'm up for the challenge of learning!
This is the dough after it's risen after the first time it was mixed!
Here it is in the dough pans - but it still has to rise - or double in size. I've put it in the oven with the light on because it needs a warm (not hot) place to rise!
Almost there - this is a few hours after I initially put it in the oven to rise.
TA DA!! Here are the baked loaves - and then the slice I immediately cut off to give it a taste!
I'm sad to say that they didn't rise like they should have. I have a feeling this bread is going to give me a lesson on patience! I think I tried to rush the rising process. I was so excited I didn't quite give all the gases and gluten enough time to do their thing. I asked my mom about it and she says give it a little while. You house has to get used to the yeast and the starter has to adjust to the environment that it's in.
BUT, boy did it pass the taste test!!!!!!!!! YUMMO!! It was oh so good! I just might have to go and buy a bread board now!!! :-)