Adventures in breadmaking

June 8, 2004 - 11:33 pm 2 Comments


I was so inspired with all the sourdough in Alaska that I decided to try to make my own starter. Unfortunately mine never took off and the loaf of bread I baked with it ended up being about an inch tall and denser than a brick. I called around to various different bakeries in Austin to try to find a starter that was proven, but had no luck until calling Texas French Bread, who was happy to give me some. My pancakes have never been fluffier. I’ve gone through about 15 pounds of flour in the past couple of weeks, feeding the monster.

2 Responses to “Adventures in breadmaking”

  1. Rune Says:

    These are mouthwatering. I would love to make some (but I know I probably won’t get around to it). 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Addlepated Says:

    Thanks! It’s been a lot of fun doing this. I think next time I need to work a little more flour into my non-loafpan bread in order to make it less slouchy, but it wasn’t bad for a first effort. Well, second really, counting that bad experience with the inch tall loaf.