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Topic: No-Knead Sourdough -- Finally Success!  (Read 2673 times)
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« on: April 10, 2009 12:32:47 PM »

Finally,  Grin a no-knead sourdough that succeeded.  I've been trying for weeks to eliminate the yeast entirely and make a no-knead bread with sourdough.  Nothing worked.  They were either too wet, didn't rise at all, or were hard, inedible disgusting pancakes. 

I was determined to succeed.  I finally did.  This is what worked for me.

Instead of measuring flour by volume in measuring cups, I broke down and bought a scale that measures in both grams and ounces so I could measure flour by weight.  Instead of trying to make a starter from scratch, I broke down and bought one from King Arthur flour.

I purchased this starter: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/classic-fresh-sourdough-starter-1-oz  and followed the directions exactly.
I used this recipe:  http://sourdo.com/recipes.html#no-knead
I measured the flour with this scale: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=10098024, and I baked it in this dutch oven: http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=5716476

The proof is in the results:

Now all I have to do is taste it....but it is so beautiful I can't bear to take a knife to it! Grin

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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009 12:48:49 PM »

Looks delicious. The crust appears to have a great crisp crunch to it.
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009 03:13:36 PM »

congrats on your success Cheesy looks very yummy

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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009 07:52:07 PM »

It looks yummy.  Now you have to cut it so we know how it tastes. Cheesy

Anyway, great job.  It's a lovely loaf of bread.

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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2009 10:43:50 AM »

Thanks for the info...I have to try this!
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2009 09:09:06 PM »

and?Huh  How did it taste?Huh  I am waiting with bated breath because I am dying to try a sourdoughy no knead bread!

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2009 09:14:38 AM »

It was delicious Grin  Some of the best I've tasted. Thanks for asking!  Grin

I used to live in DC where I could get decent sourdough in the supermarket.  Here in NJ, it's just not available anywhere. Now I can have it anytime!

As a matter of fact, I'm waiting for one to rise right now.

The only thing I've noticed is that sourdough doesn't rise as predictably as regular yeast. It needs a few more hours.  I allow for at least 24 hours for the first rise; and the second rise has taken anywhere from 3 hours to 6 hours. 

When I feed my starter, I can't bear to toss any and no one I know wants to bake their own, so I've begun making sourdough waffles whenever I feed the starter. They are amazing too.  I feed the starter and make a sponge of what I would have ordinarily tossed.  I've adapted a regular waffle recipe.  It makes about 8 Belgian type waffles, most of which I freeze.  Whenever I want waffles, I  pop one or two in the toaster.

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2009 01:08:42 PM »

That looks sooo scrumptious!!!! My hubby has decided that it will be fun if we make sourdough! lol! So i'm just starting to learn stuff! Yours looks awesome!!!  Grin

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