The holiest of all breads aka 'Pan de Cristal' or 'glass bread'
yummmmmmm!!!!!! Def need to make this...
Omg I can’t wait to make this!! Is this bread okay the next day? I’m having people over for dinner on Tuesday and wondering if it’ll still be good if I make it on Monday?
This is lovely Nicola, so much detail. The sourdough discard method on the King Author website is class too. I just lash my leftover sourdough starter in the fridge and use it the next day 🙌
I tried the biga/hand mixed method and found after following the steps that the window pane just isn't forming. There is some gluten development there, but not window-pane level (and I have been refrigerating it). It has been 8 hours, so I'm going to pour it into a cake tin and hope for the best; it will not hold a loaf shape. In despair I also started a mixer-method batch, which is currently a batter after six or seven mix-and-rests (also in the fridge). I don't know what I have done wrong. It's very hot and very humid here, and I am using the relatively weak KA bread flour--perhaps that's it. Any insights into where I went wrong?
I just made this and it is incredible! Worth the work and wait for sure.