A while ago I tried to make bread. It didn't turn out... Being the blogger that I am, I will post on my sad, sad failure. I was using the recipe for sourdough bread from The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart, a very good book on bread baking.
Clearly I didn't listen to the part of the book that talked about being patient. I think the biggest problem was I didn't let the sourdough starter sit out long enough to get the proper yeast development, and after that I didn't let the bread poof long enough. Our house tends to be on the cool side, so I really need to remember to double any poof time.
|Final bread, very small|
|Bread pulled apart. Absolutely no bubbles. Dense as a brick|