Tuesday, December 7, 2010

No Knead Bread using Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter

I have been feeding a Wild Yeast Sourdough Starter for a couple of weeks and decided now was the time to try it out.  I got the recipe at The Fresh Loaf

I have a bad habbit of just jumping in and doing and then when it goes wrong working it out backwards.  This was a very sticky dough and I decided I would tip it straight from the basket into the cast iron pot.  I tried to grab it to steady it but it stuck to my hand and went in crooked.

I forgot to turn down the oven from the initial heating and the bottom caught a bit.  Nevertheless its probably the best bread texture wise that I have made.


  1. Beautiful loaf..in fact gorgeous! Nice open crumb too! It doesn't look crooked to me at all, it looks great.

    You can cut a piece of parchment paper to line your pot and then the bread just pops out. I usually line the entire pot with some parchment sticking over the edge so it's like a sling.
    Then I can easily lift the bread out of the pot.

    What size pot did you use?


  2. Probably a 10" pot - a round one :) not oblong :}

    It was great as toast with butter and vegemite on :)

  3. Beautiful colour & texture! How did you get your wild yeast sourdough starter happening?

  4. The instructions for the starter are here:

    It had a strange smell - like kero :) took quite a few days of feeding but as you can see it worked and now the smell has softened substantially - needs maturing a little longer I feel to get a real good sourdough tang.

    If you look further down my blog you will see the bread made at Lord Howe and the guy there said he put liquid malt in with the flour, water and starter, I couldnt get that but got malt powder and I think that makes the colour look how it does.

  5. I have only made one yeast bread with my sourdough starter (I just keep making pancakes with it!). You have inspired me to make a regular sourdough bread. Thanks for the pictures and recipe--I love the video.