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I hosted my very first sourdough bread baking class tonight. Jeremy helped me by firing up the brick oven at our church so that we could bake our loaves in it. It was a fun night! I hope I made sense...
We shaped 8 loaves, some in boules, a few braided loaves, and one sandwich loaf. I introduced them to their new pets the barm, and explained how to keep it alive. Then we mixed up some bread. To make sure the loaves were ready to bake an hour or so after we shaped them (instead of 8 hours), I added commercial yeast to the dough. They popped right up and baked beautifully in the bread oven. Bread bakes so much better in a brick oven than in my regular oven.
It was a fun class, and something I hope to do again!