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A Sourdough Boule I Baked Tonight

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loafgeek

A Sourdough Boule I Baked Tonight

I was being silly and used the 3 Stage Sourdough Rye Detmolder Method on this white flour boule.  I'll post the crumb tomorrow after I cut into it:

 

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longhorn

Beautiful!

Looka like it might be  a bit underproofed....but lovely~ Look forward to the crumb shot!

Jay

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nycbaker11

Jay, 

Can hou please explain how to tell if a finished loaf like the one above is underproofed.  TIA

Ray

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longhorn

The color suggests you are definitely not overproofed. As loaved overproof the color tends to be less golden and more grayish. That loaf is strongly gold which suggests a good bit of sugar. The way the oven spring led the loaf to open tends to suggest some underproofing also though not with certainty which is why I said "possibly underproofed". I prefer slightly under so...

If you worked the dough late in bulk fermentation that will definitely impact the crumb. 

Sorry to be so slow responding but I was on a river trip with no internet!

Good Luck!

Jay

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loafgeek

Well it's not a very impressive crumb.  It has some gas pockets here and there but not many because I had to fold it in on itself after a 6 hour rise.. for soem reason this bread was just rising super slow.  I put it in the fridge with a skin on it (because I had to get to bed).. then the next day I  turned it inside out and put it back in the banneton the next day.. took many hours to come to room temperature and rise again.   It's very flavorful.. and I don't know if it's the flour (King Arthur's all purpose flour this time vs Gold Medal All Purpose) or not, but the bread is whiter and has a different texture.  More white bread in texture vs rubbery sourdough texture.   Anyways it tasted good and not all that especially sour--so the Detmolder method on white sorudough doesn't really make sense I guess.  Going to try the San Francisco 50% hydration method.

I don't know why this rose so slowly.  Maybe because I added 2% salt instead of the 1%  I normally added.

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dabrownman

SF 50% hydration SD be a standard SD bagel recipe - no holes, chewy and dense?

The slow rise might be becsue your starter is not at full strength.  How long did it take to double on teh counter when buiilding the levain?