April 2007 attempt at capturing wild yeast . July 2007 bread failure . July 2007 2nd attempt to capture wild yeast . July 2007 bread success! . July 2007 another success! . August 2007 sourdough rye . January 2008 malted wildbread . June 2012 wild yeast capture . June 2012 Wild Bread (Tartine) . travelling with sourdough starter . hand-kneading slack dough

Wild Bread Successes: May 2008 . August 2008

(scroll down for more photos)

Flat Wild Bread Again

October 2008

Rats. Flat wild bread again! Eventually, I might learn how to make this when the kitchen is cold....

wild yeast bread © ejm October 2008

While the bread was rising (ha...), I placed herbs and dried cranberries on top of the loaf. Just before baking it, I slashed a ring around the herbs. Then I made another tactical error and scattered more flour over top. Silly me.

wild yeast bread © ejm October 2008

I imagined that the bread would spring in the oven. Once again, ha. I don't think the bread changed in size one iota.

wild yeast bread © ejm October 2008

This photograph doesn't really give quite the right impression. The crumb was overly moist - almost as if the bread was not baked enough - even though the internal temperature was around 210F. I'm still convinced that the bread had not risen enough before being baked. And yet, there are the tell-tale signs of baker's bedroom at the top of the loaf, indicating over-rising. Not a chance that that occurred.

wild yeast bread © ejm October 2008

Remarkably, the bread had pretty good flavour and did not absolutely ruin the dinner.

to blog from OUR kitchen:
Rats!!! Flat wild bread again... ~ Flat wild bread isn't as terrible as I thought

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License