Friday, August 16, 2019

Octopus Bread

It’s time for another bread baking challenge.  The August Kitchen of the Month is Cathy of Bread Experience.   Cathy shared a recipe for a sourdough version of Sunshine Bread.  

The first step is making a starter the night before, using either traditional yeast or a method with sourdough starter.  I chose to use the yeast version, although I did add some of my starter to the dough during the final mixing.  (My issue with the sourdough version is that it only uses one tablespoon of starter.  One tablespoon?  That hardly makes a dent, so it’s not worth it in my opinion.   A half- to one-cup’s worth of starter would be more like it.)


I really do try to remember to take photos, but I get so caught up in the process that I usually forget.  You can see that the dough rose just fine for the first proof.  I like using the marked containers, because they take the guess-work out of determining if the dough has doubled or not.

Next, I did all the rolling and shaping and assembling.  (Forgot that photo op.) 

The bread came out of the oven looking like an octopus.  Not sunshine.  A friend, looking at the photo, thought the same thing, so Octopus Bread it is.  It was really tough and chewy, just like a real octopus.

If you would like to be a Buddy Baker, check Cathy’s website for the recipe and the instructions.

Meanwhile, you can stop by the other Babe’s blogs and see how theirs turned out.

Good luck!