Re-Do of the Last Easter Sourdough Bake for BBQ
It's Frisbee Time
Lucy was so disappointed that the dough stuck to the new basket she decided a re-do was in order since we had the same powerful levain, fierce really, the same flour mixes and nothing but time on our hands
We also wanted to feed this levain again, after taking out the 100g for this bake, to see if it would double in 2 hours again or fail miserably See here for pictures of the results Here is a hint – it broke its old record and managed t double in 1 hour and 40 minutes - Amazing!
We know it is going to make some great bread this time – if it doesn’t stick in the basket again. We really rice floured the basket well and the boule itself before in went into it – hoping for the best
We followed the rest of the previous bake to the letter to get a perfect match. Same slapping, stretching and folding on the same intervals, same proof time, baked in the same DO (even using the same parchment in the bottom of the DO), same baking times and temperatures The previous bake can be found here:
The dough rose in the basket just as well and just as fast, if not faster, then the last bake This levain really is a workhorse for making bread rise This dough, since we took the added precaution of re-flouring the basket and dough at the 1 hour mark, came out of the basket just fine
We dropped it into the DO slashed and covered it before putting it in the oven between the two stones for steam. It immediately spread out showing it was really over proofed a great deal even though there was no bulk ferment and only a 2hour proof, - it was also likely over hydrated
Once the lid came off at the 12 minute mark, we could see that it had no spring or bloom So, the verdict is in… less water required and only a hour and a half proof is the ticket. The pale color of the crust on the previous bake should have been the pointer to over proofing but the sticking to the basket really threw our senses off.
Another flat loaf resulted but I bet the crumb is still fairly open and it tastes fine – just like the last one. I don’t think I like this fast acting levain at all! Lucy says - bake and learn.
Lunch from yesterday's bake that I'm betting looks just like thos one on the inside