Tartine Bread: Basic Country Loaf

country bread

I’m sure all of you know my obsession with bread has been increasing recently since I started cultivating my own sourdough starter using the Tartine bread book.

Enrique is now about a month old and smelling mature. Some days he smells like vinegar and others like overripe fruit.

This loaf isn’t actually my first country bread. I tried to bake the country bread when my starter was about two weeks old. Me being impatient yet again. The bread tasted lovely but Enrique just wasn’t old enough. The loaf didn’t develop enough gluten during its rise and ended up spreading and being very flat. Continue reading “Tartine Bread: Basic Country Loaf”

The Beginning of a Bread Obsession: Sourdough Starter

starter is aliveFollowers please meet Enrique. Enrique please meet followers.

You two are going to become very intimate over the course of the next few weeks.

Yes, Enrique is my Sourdough Starter. And yes, I talk about him like he’s my boyfriend.

‘What are you going to do tonight?’ ‘Oh, just going home and feeding Enrique.’ Continue reading “The Beginning of a Bread Obsession: Sourdough Starter”