On the Other Side
05 Jun '17 — sourdough success
It's been over half a year since I first attempted Chad Robertson's country bread recipe. Today, I finally made it!
After months of trial and error, kilos of wasted flour, hours of frustration, I finally, made bread that was foamy, light, with a crunchy thin crust.
During the first attempts, I couldn't imagine this day would come. Nothing worked no matter how close I followed the instructions. Learning from my errors, I was able to decipher the instructions. The recipe started making sense when I started to understand the forces behind fermentation, flour, water and temperature.
I documented many of my frustrating attempts. The first attempt was in September. I was optimistic and naive. I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
I feel like I've gained something magical. The ability to transform simple ingredients into something delicious is truly extraordinary.