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Annedovel
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Anne
Ne
USA

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  05:03:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


I bought this book last year and dived in. I love how simple the approach is without all the technical sourdough terms you find in other books.
I did white flour first and I recommend that for first timers!
My first advanced bread from that starter was so beautiful.
I now guard that starter. My fridge died in May. I had to toss all our food. But I took my fridge mother to my best friend's house for safe keeping.

Onto brown rice. The first three bakes were not great.. I knew starting out, it was going to be different. I love a challenge, but I almost gave up on brown rice!
Last night's brown rice flour batter bread had beautiful crumb. It's a 5 week counter mother. I think it's finally ready to be a fridge mother!

Iím probably sewing or baking. #128522;

Edited by - Annedovel on Aug 15 2019 05:06:31 AM

Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Aug 15 2019 :  09:23:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your post made me do a happy dance. So glad to hear that you've had success with white flour and now brown rice flour!

Ashley Ogle
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abowers
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Alice
Carson City NV
USA

Posted - Aug 16 2019 :  1:55:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Happy to see your post on brown rice bread. I was concerned after my Mother was a week old and only a few bubbles. Thank you for posting about your rice bread. Me too..an avid sewer. Alice

Alice in Carson City, NV
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abowers
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Alice
Carson City NV
USA

Posted - Aug 20 2019 :  09:35:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is official. My Brown Rice batter bread was a flop. Very, very bitter (used Bobs Red Mill brown rice flour) at a cost of $12 for two bags. So sad. Going to try something else, not sure what type of flour but I will not give up. I prefer gluten free. The bread did have a nice crispy crust and looked good, but did not rise to the top of the pyrex bowls and had a doughy consistency that tasted horrid. Every Day is A New Day, so I will try again.

Alice in Carson City, NV
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MaryJane
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MaryJane
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Aug 20 2019 :  3:21:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bitter would indicate rancid. It's important to use fresh flour that hasn't sat around, especially whole grain versions. You want fresh!!!! Try to buy flour with a milling date that's only a week or two out. If you try milling some yourself, you'll definitely taste the difference. Please refer to page 199 in Wild Bread for a discussion about bitter.

MaryJane Butters, author of Wild Bread ~ for we were all one family then ~
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StitchinWitch
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Judith
Galt CA
USA

Posted - Aug 20 2019 :  9:41:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I fed my mother for a week and yesterday was bake day. I made waffles for breakfast. They were good and as there are only two of us there are now a lot in the freezer. The remainder (after I took out the Ĺ cup for this weeks starter) I put in my 2 qt bowl with ingredients for the batter bread. It did not raise much in 8 hours in spite of warm weather -- about 76 degrees in the house. I put it into a cold oven to see if slowly heating would help the rise and it worked like a charm. The bread was quite tasty and half of it disappeared immediately along with a cube of butter. We were so eager to eat it that I never did take a picture. The crust was a bit too crunchy for toothless people so next week it will be baked in a loaf pan.

Judith

Happiness is homemade
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Aug 21 2019 :  09:35:49 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, It's great to hear that you had a successful Bake Day, with just a little coaxing to get it to rise! How many weeks old is your mother? Baking in a loaf pan might help with the crunchiness of the crust simply because the loaf will be taller.

Ashley Ogle
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StitchinWitch
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Judith
Galt CA
USA

Posted - Aug 21 2019 :  12:39:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ashley -- it was a week old; the first bake day. I am loving this mother; I think taking it for a walk outside helped catch a good yeast. It has that lovely sourdough flavor we love.

Judith

Happiness is homemade
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Ashley
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Ashley
MOSCOW Idaho
USA

Posted - Aug 22 2019 :  09:13:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's pretty impressive that you were able to coax such a rise out of a one-week-old mother!

Ashley Ogle
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abowers
5 Posts
Alice
Carson City NV
USA

Posted - Aug 29 2019 :  1:48:51 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MaryJane

Bitter would indicate rancid. It's important to use fresh flour that hasn't sat around, especially whole grain versions. You want fresh!!!! Try to buy flour with a milling date that's only a week or two out. If you try milling some yourself, you'll definitely taste the difference. Please refer to page 199 in Wild Bread for a discussion about bitter.


Alice in Carson City, NV
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abowers
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Alice
Carson City NV
USA

Posted - Aug 29 2019 :  1:51:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you for the response to my "bitter bread". I have a grain mill that I have not used for sometime, will dust it off and try grinding my own brown rice flour. Will keep you posted. Have to admit it was fun tending "Mother". Alice in Northern Nevada

Alice in Carson City, NV
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