Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thursday: sourdough again

Getting back into making sourdough after a long absence.
Starter taken out of freezer.
This is second loaf made. Better fermentation than first one, but final dough was a bit 'sloppy' ... ?
Retarded overnight for 12 hours.
Took out of fridge and didn't bring up to room temperature as the spring-back indicated it was ready to bake. Used Banneton baskets - (I am beginning to like the long one rather than the round).

Bake: much better. Hot water tray in bottom of high oven, creating steam.
40 minutes at 200 degrees, swapping half way through bake. Turned loaf over for final extra 10 minutes because bottom was soft.

Taste: really nice.


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