I’ve never been much of a baker, at least never much of a good one, but I want some good bread like the store I used to live next to had.
Just a good round ball with a think crust and nice and chewy heavyish center for stew dunking. But not hard and breaky crust. If I get the basic bread down, I may move toward souring the dough ultimately, but first things first.
And, as always, Looking on line for chewy crusty bread there are thousands of recipients. Some with just flour, yeast, salt, and water, some with a dozen ingredients. Some AP flour, some Bread flour. Some no knead, some multiple kneed. Some 2 hour rest, some overnight rest.
And every one has glowing reviews with comments that say “I loved this bread, but I changed the ingredients and the technique.” :smack:
I realize that it’s impossible to describe exactly what I want because bread can hit the description in a dozen ways. And final bread quality is more important to me than easy( I have a bread maker that does well enough at that),