Grappling with baking bread

My first gluten free sourdough loaf. Looks pretty simple, can’t be too difficult…hmm if only! This may sound crazy but I actually began the process of making this loaf over 2 weeks ago! I have never embarked on the world of sourdough baking before, even though I was aware of it. Before I could do anything I needed to make my own gluten free sourdough starter, which in simple terms is a fermented dough like mixture that adds lightness to the bread dough (which is lost in gluten free baking). It is supposed to take 5 days to create the sourdough starter, but mine ended up taking 2 weeks due to lack of knowledge and experience…and a chilly house.

The next hurdle…finding all of the ingredients, taking a number of visits to various health food shops. Finally, with everything in place after lots of mixing and rising the easy bit was putting it in the oven to bake and voila! Here it is!

Just waiting for it to cool down so I can see what it tastes like…I’m hoping for great things!

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