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Cheri
Cheri
Photo: My First Sourdough cheribaker.com
dejus
dejus

@Cheri Looks tasty! I'm a fairly new entrant to the sourdough club, too; it's kinda magical.

Cheri
Cheri

@dejus I’m enjoying the process so far. Have you found a trick for getting more air/holes inside? My first bake was tasty but denser than the pretty photos I see online.

dejus
dejus

@Cheri I'm no expert, but perhaps the sourdough starter wasn't fully ripe? Drop a little in a glass of water; if it floats, it's ready.

Cheri
Cheri

@dejus I’ll try that next time. Thanks!

strandlines
strandlines

@Cheri that looks good. Before long you’ll be naming your starter 😃.

hawaiiboy
hawaiiboy

@dejus it is, I hadn't done it before, I was a chef early in my career, but never a baker. Now I have very solid starter that I keep in the refrigerator and feed weekly.

mjkaul
mjkaul

@Cheri I had that problem, too, and found that I had been under-proofing my loaves. Good luck!

Cheri
Cheri

@mjkaul Thanks for the tip! I’ll try that too.

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Cheri
Cheri

@strandlines Sydney. 😉

strandlines
strandlines

@Cheri nice! 😀 Ours, which is about 3 months old now, is called Norbert.

mjkaul
mjkaul

@Cheri The River Cottage Bread book has a super helpful troubleshooting page, if you can track down a copy.