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The levain mystery

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BreadJazz

The levain mystery

Hi after having made several straight dough bread, I would like to try a levain based recipe.

I am looking for a method (recipe) on how to prepare levain. I am also looking for some readings on the subject.

 

Thank you,

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Yumarama

would give you tons of results on "starter recipe" but this is one that you might find helpful:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10359/discouraged-southeast#comment-54426

For "Reading on the subject":

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10856/pineapple-juice-solution-part-1

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/10901/pineapple-juice-solution-part-2

To see a photo-essay of this process in action, comparing the pineapple version vs plain water:

http://yumarama.com/blog/2009/08/starter-from-scratch-intro/

 

And if you want to check out lots more, try using the SEARCH box on the top left, maybe using "Starter recipe".

 

Hope this helps you out.

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BreadJazz

Thank you Rainbowz and Mini Oven.

Very stimulating readings. A trial will follow shortly.

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Mini Oven

Shiao-Ping just posted a method with pictures on her blog

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/13284/artisan-ii-course-day-one-freedom-day-five-miche

This is with alternating 8 and 16 hour feedings.