|The mother - bubbling. My little one likes to add the flour and water to this and give it a stir, she also swiped a taste, that might teach my ever present helper to ask before licking.|
Mixing the bread - eventually got my hands in that sticky mess
did some of this watching Gardening Australia. Yes a little late in the day to start making sour dough but I figured better late than never. I folded the dough a couple of times as instructed but at midnight decided I'd leave the dough to deal with in the morning
What I woke up to, that mother had been doing her job!
Fashioned it into two big loaves, waited about an hour (hmmm on re-reading this might have been a bit quick). Perhaps the leaving overnight also not a great idea?
Attempted to score, and then put fat looking loaves in the oven. Next mistake, my nasty el cheapo oven runs hotter than it says and is hotter on one side but I didn't make any allowances for this. Think this may have prematurely darkened the loaves as I followed all the times Christine suggested - checking at lower time intervals to be on the safe side.
Datey pecan goodness.