2 doughs in 2 days
So whilst i was waiting for the 50% Wholemeal feta and olive to bake i thought i could easily make another dough so i decided to try something different i would make this dough and do a bulk ferment with no stretch and folds and see what we ended up with.
3 kgs of Flour, 2 litres of Water , 1 Kg of SD/Culture and to this i added 60g of Salt, i also decided to take a wetter step forward and added an additional 100g of water. i mixed the dough in the big Hobart mixer and stopped and gave the dough a spell for 5 minutes twice during the mix.
The dough went into a big plastic bucket with a lid similar to those Nappy buckets (do they still have them) at 7.00AM and came back to my office after i had distributed the bake, all before most of the other staff had even turned up for work.
i checked on the dough's progress through the morning and not long after lunch determined it was ready,it had visually almost trebled insize,and the poke test showed that it was holding the shape of the indent of my index finger. it was also perfect timing that the lunch service at the training restaurant was almost finished so i would be able to scale off the dough and shape it onto the boards.
I decide to make my very first Miche so weighed off a 1 Kg dough piece followed by most other pieces at 750gms and two smaller pieces that i was going to try in some wicker baskets that i had picked up but never used before. The miche was destined to be tried in a fine plastic colander that was sprayed with oil and then dredged with Rye Flour.
Following a quick hand up and short recovery the loaves were shaped those that had their makeshift bannetons were then placed inside plastic bags and put into the cool room, the others were placed onto linen tablecloths that i had saved from the mornings bake and previous night in the coolroom for another shot all tucked up an put to bed.
Same old story get to work early hit the buttons fire the oven bring out the dough pieces transfer to the baking trays
In the wash up the wicker baskets let go of their cargo readily the colindar had to have some persuasion not a lot but didnt drop out. when first asked The bulk fermentation period was 6 hours and no stretch and folds cold proof was 16.5 hours.
Unfortunately i didnt get any cut open shots. Happy with the result though
kind regards Yozza