Here are my sourdough rolls. I used black sesame seeds as a topping and cornmeal underneath to keep them from sticking.
Fresh out of the oven and the whole house smelled heavenly!
Checking the internal temperature:
And this is the starter I used. It's so bubbly and alive!
And the starter's scent? It's wonderful! I love the fermented aroma, almost like wine, that develops after just a few days. There is no bad odor whatsoever! This considering there's milk in it. While I did tweak the original Friendship starter by not adding sugar to the final "feedings" or refreshments, there is still a slight, pleasant sweetness in the bread from the original sugar used when I began the starter. Sweetie and I did like the taste of the rolls, and found them to be very good, especially sliced and toasted with butter. Yet as I mentioned earlier, they were somewhat dense. I wanted light and airy rolls. Perhaps next time, next try. There is one other thing worth mentioning. I am finding this whole blogging experience to be so amazing! From one blogger to another to another, there is a wealth of knowledge to glean. I guess inspiration is the key word. I become inspired by so many different people to try different things to make my home run more efficiently and better. That is why a woman from Australia inspired me to try something different in bread making. Imagine that!