I did it! My sourdough worked! I will post the recipe if anyone wants it after I make this a few more times. I might still tweak the recipe a bit.
I hope I can recreate these. I have read hundreds and hundreds of sourdough recipes in this last week or so. I've had a few serious sourdough headaches. But I finally sorted through them in my mind and put together a recipe that worked for me.
This is the crust I was so desirous to create. A good sourdough crust should be thin, crisp but also chewy and it should be covered with blisters.
This is it mama. The perfect sourdough crust.
Look at the texture. This is what makes sourdough stand out from other breads.
I could hardly contain myself when I removed this from the oven. I was dying to cut it to see what it looked like inside.
And the smell! Oh my, the smell. I almost cried.
And then the moment arrived. Time to slice me some bread!
Perfect texture and crumb. I am very happy. It has been a frustrating journey.
This bread is going to be good in so many ways but my favorite is just a slice spread with good butter and a sprinkling of sea salt.
I am now officially out of the curling stone business. At least I hope so!