Sour cream bloomer

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It’s wonderful to see a reaction that a simple, fresh loaf of bread can produce in people. Sour cream bloomer is a really great bread to make for people because of the beautiful rise and, if you get up early enough, it’ll be ready for breakfast (and quickly gone). It has a wonderful crusty crumb and ever so soft texture. The recipe came from Dan Lepard’s Short and sweet but it is also available via The Guardian website. I’ve made it before at home in the loaf tin. The ‘bloomer’ I made while staying with Beloved’s family in Wales and the best compliment came from a nine year old who said it tasted like cake. There was no loaf tin so I used a Victoria sponge tin instead and actually prefer the bloomer shape. Dan’s recipes are very easy to do as they don’t require much kneading so the ratio of reward for effort is very, very high.

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