As you will have gathered, the first loaf I made with my sourdough starter was OK. Not brilliant but definitely OK. That being so, I started another, wholemeal this time which proved overnight in the fridge and will be baked when I have finished this.
I make little loaves so I have treated myself to a couple of 250g bannetons to make my loaves look prettier. I can use them with my normal dough too so I can give my customers loaves of different shapes. Ordered last night, hopefully they will arrive soon.
An oval one
. . . and a round one.
Looking forward to a nicely shaped sourdough loaf soon!
In the afternoon I set to and made the Perfect Pulled Pork Pot Pie (try saying that after a couple of glasses of vino) and it was rather nice. The pastry was some shortcrust that was yellow stickered in Morrisons and it was a lot nicer than the pastry I make, not to mention that what I didn't use is now in the freezer in single portions. Puff pastry would looked nicer, I expect, but it wasn't reduced! I did um and ah about doing the lattice top Mary Berry did last Monday but laziness won out over ambition!
I've found a recipe for sourdough crackers so I'm going to try that later on. They look quite nice and not too complicated. I will report back!
That's about it really. Another partially lazy day, especially as the house was cleaned yesterday, but I do have a stack of ironing that is refusing to go away, sadly.
B: apple, orange, natural yogurt
L: soup, fruit yogurt
D: pizza with garlic pizza and a little salad