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Making Stuff Up - 2014 Whole Wheat Sourdough

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Making Stuff Up - 2014 Whole Wheat Sourdough

Hate throwing out starter, even though I know it’s a necessity. And inspired by the whole grain rolls at Hawthorne Tavern in Salem, MA.

So I saved 45 g of my 100% starter.

Made a levain:

45 Starter 100%

125 KAF AP

105 water

Let it sit from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 12 hours at RT – which was about 67F

Made the dough that night:

All the levain (275g total)

300g KAF Whole Wheat (not the white whole wheat – the good crunchy stuff ;-) )

250g KAF AP

485g H2O

I was aiming for 75% min hydration: Levain was 87%;

Autolyse for 2 hours

Add 18G Kosher salt

30G sunflower seeds 

Knead 10 mins. Was really wet, like ciabatta wet, so added 50G of KAF AP and 20G olive oil during kneading. Final hydration was 612.5/747.5  = 81%

Bulk 1 hour

S&F @ 1 hour mark 

Into the fridge at 11:30 p.m.

Out at 8:05 a.m. Rest at RT for 1 hour. 1 S&F. 30 minute proof; pre-shape; shape; proof 1 hr.

Topped one with sesame seeds and one with rolled oats. For looks mostly.

Bake 485F in cast iron for 20 covered, 10 uncovered, 10 @475F w/o parchment paper. 

Could have used some more development/handling, looks like. But tastes awesome.

isand66's picture

Your outcome looks great.  Nice crumb and crust.

jamesjr54's picture

Ate 1 today and the other is doomed

dabrownman's picture

I agree - no reason to ever throw any starter away.  I can see that the other on is toast :-0

Happy New Year and happy Baking

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