Last night I began my first sourdough.
- 1 cup homemade sourdough starter
- 1 1/2 cup white flour
- 1 cup water
I kneaded it for about 8 minutes on a well-floured surface (I had to keep adding flour after a very messy first few minutes), set in bowl with about a tablespoon of olive oil covering the surface of the dough, covered with plastic wrap, and let rise for 12 hours.
When I saw that it hadn’t risen as much as would have liked, I turned the dough over a floured surface again and kneaded for a second time, adding about a teaspoon of salt (because I forgot to the night before).
I let it rise again (for about 8 hours at this point) and…nothing. I think my starter hasn’t fully matured yet. I’ve decided to let it rise again overnight, but I may need to be more inventive with this first experiment.
So far, only disappointment with the sourdough. I’m feeling a frustrated, but I’m also completely new to this. Tomorrow is a new day!
EDIT: After a second attempt, I realize there must be something wrong with my starter. I should try making non-sourdough bread before I tackle this project again. Oh well, you can’t win them all!