As I re-construct my life as a single person I search for continuity. Swimming with distance goals is one aspect. Baking bread is another. Ken left me a sourdough starter and a friend, Sylvia brought it back to life and showed me how she bakes bread. I shall be always grateful.
Baking bread, like any skill takes practice. After a few months of practice, I was not satisfied. Then I ran out of my regular flour and had to substitute. The loaves were firmer and I liked them better.
So now that I have my regular flour I am experimenting with less water to get a firmer dough. this week’s results are very good.