Nation Sourdough try No. 1
I made a decision I’d attempt to apply a few of what I’ve discovered making baguettes to my fireside loaves. One factor that has been at the back of my thoughts for some time has been whether or not or not my use of excessive protein Canadian bread flours 13.3% protein may very well be stopping my coronary heart loaves from having a extra open crumb. I do know that attaining an open crumb is multi factorial and for a lot of not definitely worth the hassle, however it’s one thing I needed to see if I may ultimately obtain.
I threw collectively a system with:
50% sturdy bread flour
30% low protein (10%) white flour
15% complete purple fife
5% complete rye
9% prefermented flour
0.05% diastatic malt
I did an in a single day levain construct 1:4:4 and a saltolyse dissolving the salt and diastatic malt within the water after which including the flours. Blended till a shaggy mass. Each the levain and dough have been left on the counter at a cool room temperature in a single day. The ripe levain was added to the dough and pinched in then a bowl scraper was used to stretch and fold till it was properly mixed. Construction was constructed with a powerful bench letter fold adopted by a lamination after which 4 units of coil folds. A great windowpane was attained. Bulk was ended when the aliquot jar reached 60% rise.
Looking back the hydration was a bit too excessive for my flour, I forgot that decrease protein flour doesn’t take up water in addition to excessive. I ought to have taken my very own recommendation and held again a number of the water when mixing. The dough simply felt wetter than ordinary. After I formed the dough it didn’t maintain “standing proud” very properly, so I added stitching within the banneton hoping that it will assist maintain that floor pressure.
The following day, about 20-30 minutes previous to baking I put the dough into the freezer hoping that it would assist maintain its form higher when turned out of the banneton. Someway issues labored out alright, I didn’t get a pancake in any case. It wasn’t what I hoped for, but it surely wasn’t a catastrophe. I’ll do this once more however with much less water.