Error in Handbook?
Ok so I've been looking at this for 30 minutes trying to prove that I'm wrong. Maybe someone can explain it to me.
In the Sourdough page it shows the following formula:
White flour: 100%
30% of the flour is in the starter. (I’ll give two recipes, one for starter at 100% hydration and another at 60% hydration)
Then you have the absolute numbers:
White flour: 500 grams or about 4 cups
Salt: 10 grams or 1.25 tsp
- Using a wet starter: 210 grams or 1 cup MINUS 1 Tbs
- Using a stiff starter: 270 grams or 1 cup +3 Tbs
Starter: Two options
- Wet starter (100% hydration) 300 grams or 1 ¼ cup
- Stiff starter (60% hydration) 240 grams or 1 cup
Assuming a wet starter wouldn't that make 650 grams flour and 360 grams water making 55% hydration? Not the 72% in the formula. The formula even states 30% flour in the starter so I'm thinking the flour is supposed to be 350 grams.
What am I missing?