Deptford Sour

Sourdough Starter (11) BLOG

The leaven

Stage 1

50g starter
45g water
55g strong white flour
20g wholemeal flour

  • Mix the ingredients together, cover & leave at room temperature for 8 hours.

Stage 2

150g leaven from stage 1
120g water
170g strong white flour
45g wholemeal flour

  • Mix the ingredients together, cover & leave in the fridge for between 24 an 48 hours.

Stage 3

350g leaven from stage 2
265ml lukewarm water
300g strong white flour
50g strong wholemeal flour
10g salt

Sourdough (2)

  • Break up the leaven with the warm water until it resembles porridge.
  • Stir in the flour, cover and leave for 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle over the salt, and begin the stretching process. Before you handle the bread, wet your hands with cold water as this stops the dough sticking to you.
  • Stretch 1 – Pinch the dough, stretch and then fold back to the centre. Turn the bowl, and repeat the process. Stretch the dough 5 times in total, giving the bowl a little turn each time..
  • Cover & rest the dough for 25 minutes.
  • Stretch 2 – repeat the stretching process.
  • Cover & rest the dough for 25 minutes.
  • Stretch 3 – repeat the stretching process.
  • Cover & rest the dough for 25 minutes.
  • Stretch 4 – repeat the stretching process.
  • Cover & rest the dough for 25 minutes.
  • Stretch 5 – repeat the stretching process.
  • Cover & rest the dough for 25 minutes.
  • Shape, place on a floured baking sheet. Cover with oiled cling film.
  • Leave in fridge for about 12 hours.
  • Remove from the fridge and allow to finish rising. It should be twice it’s original size.
  • Preheat oven to 230c.
  • Dust with flour, score with a sharp knife.
  • Bake for 20 miutes with steam ( place a deep tray in the oven to heat. Add some boiling water and shut the door to trap the steam).
  • Remove the tray and bake without steam for 15 minutes.
  • Placed the cooked bread on a cooling rack.

Sourdough

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