Jack is Cooking (Baking) Sourdough Bread 10/12

* update *

this loaf is the most perfect loaf of bread i have made!
hopefully i will be able to repeat it!

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Well hello Internet!

Tonight I baked a new loaf of bread, and I think this is the best one
yet! I’ve carefully recorded everything I did this time so if I can
repeat this and get exactly the same results I’ll know I’ve got it!

Here’s what I did this time

I took 1 1/2 cups starter and mixed it with 3 cups of water and 4 cups of flour

I let it sit for 7 hours

Then I removed 1 1/2 cups of the sponge and put it back in my starter jar for the next loaf

To the sponge I added half a cup of olive oil and one tablespoon of salt. ┬áThen I added between 2 and 3 cups of flour – until the dough was just right – that is until it was just past sticky. I believe this is the most important part, and what I have been failing to achieve in the past.

So I let the dough autolyze for about 15 minutes before shaping the loaf. Then I let it rise for 2 hours

I baked it in the oven for 15 minutes at 450 degrees, and then 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Jack is Cooking Pepper Crusted Steak




Here is my famous Pepper Crusted Steak Video


today i am cooking a pepper steak. you will need
steak (i used a porterhouse, but you can do this with any steak)
1/2 cup cracked pepper corn
salt
ground pepper

oil for cooking