My First Entry – Today's Bake
I’ve lurked on this website for quite a while and decided it was probably time to get an account.
I had recently gotten ahold of something called matsoon, a culture similar to yogurt or kefir, but from Armenia. Being the sort of person I am, I was determined to bake something with it.
I figured this would be similar to baking with buttermilk or yogurt, so I looked for recipes utilizing those. I found this one and made some slight tweaks. I had plenty of time, so I combined half a teaspoon of instant yeast with my matsoon, some honey and a cup of whole wheat flour and let it sit for a couple of hours. I then added the other ingredients. Even though this wasn’t a lean dough, I couldn’t resist shaping it into baguettes: one into an epi and the other into a circle.
The epi turned out very large, so the only thing large enough to bake on was a baking tray. However, the other loaf fit into a clay drip tray I usually use for boules.