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100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta 3/8/10

CosmicChuck's picture

100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Ciabatta 3/8/10

This is a project I have been working on and haven't fully perfected yet, but I think I am getting there. I am using King Arthur Whole Wheat flour and my four year old Carl Griffith's starter that I have bult into a whole wheat starter. The dough is at 76% hydration and involves a lengthy cold delayed ferment. Still feels a bit heavy for a ciabatta, but I think I may get it in a couple more tries.

And sorry for the bad pictures. I am currently shopping for a better camera.





FotoCEO's picture

I haven't been as successful, though.  Could you share your recipe?

ananda's picture


I think you may need more water in the overall formula.   I look for 85% if possible, using white flour, so 76% for the wholemeal seems tight to me

Best wishes


dsoleil's picture

He has a WW ciabatta recipe using focaccia dough.  P. 260- 266.  It has 80% hydration.