Trust The Process

Begin with a starter that is over 100 years old and use the best flour in the US: flour from Sunrise Flower Mill in Minnesota

I know many folks have tried their hand at making sourdough bread during this time of stay at home. I have experienced watching the process from beginning to end and then getting to taste the distinct delicious product. Watching an artist create has been a fantastic way to spend my time. I have been a witness for 50 years as Denise realized that there was a reason why people were jealous when they heard someone they had been invited to come over to Mary Quigley’s house for diner. Over the years she has practiced her art just like her Mom did. Cooking and baking as a gift is an old fashioned value that continues at our house.

From mixing to pulling it out of the oven Denise trusts the process and knows the secret ingredient makes the end results worth it all. It’s the love that makes it happen.

It strengthens the dough and adds air
It needs to be in a taught ball before it rests for 30 minutes
Let it rest for another 30 minutes
Proofing in a wicker basket then 12-24 hours in the fridge to raise
Preheat the caste iron pans for 30 minutes at 500 degrees
Putting it in the caste iron getting it ready to bake
Scoring with the lame to allow it to raise
It allows it to expand during baking
Taking the top out of the 500 degree oven
20 minutes turn down to 450 degrees
Take the lid off and bake for another 20 minutes
Total 40 minutes of baking
Boyhowdy you should smell the finished loaf
Onto the cooling rack
After it cools, make your first cut
The unveiling
Portrait of a mighty good sourdough

2 responses to “Trust The Process”

    1. Hey. We are great. Staying put and just waiting for the arse in the White House to be evicted. I miss our lunches.

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