Roasted Corn & Red Peppers Sourdough
This is a big one...and a tasty one, great with some barbeque. If you are on a diet the butter and yogurt in this one is not going to do you any favors, but both added to the overall moistness in the final dough.
I love the way the roasted red peppers compliment the corn and the combination of Semolina flour along with the other flours really gives this bread a unique flavor worth trying.
Since this was such a big bread it took almost 1.5 hours to bake and the corn sticking through on the crust was charred beyond recognition, but the crust is nice and crunching with a moderately open and moist crumb.
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Mix all the levain ingredients together for about 1 minute and cover with plastic wrap. (Note: I used my AP 66% starter for the seed.) Let it sit at room temperature for around 7-8 hours or until the starter has doubled.
Main Dough Procedure
Mix the flours with the main dough water for about 1 minute. Let the rough dough sit for about 20 minutes to an hour. Next add the levain, Greek Yogurt, butter (softened) and salt and mix on low for 5 minutes. Next add the roasted corn and peppers and mix for another 1-2 minutes until they are both incorporated. You should end up with a cohesive dough that is slightly tacky but very manageable. Remove the dough from your bowl and place it in a lightly oiled bowl or work surface and do several stretch and folds. Let it rest covered for 10-15 minutes and then do another stretch and fold. Let it rest another 10-15 minutes and do one additional stretch and fold. After a total of 2 hours place your covered bowl in the refrigerator and let it rest for 12 to 24 hours. (Since I used my proofer I only let the dough sit out for 1.5 hours before refrigerating).
When you are ready to bake remove the bowl from the refrigerator and let it set out at room temperature still covered for 1.5 to 2 hours. Remove the dough and shape as desired.
The dough will take 1.5 to 2 hours depending on your room temperature and will only rise about 1/3 it's size at most. Let the dough dictate when it is read to bake not the clock.
Around 45 minutes before ready to bake, pre-heat your oven to 550 degrees F. and prepare it for steam. I have a heavy-duty baking pan on the bottom rack of my oven with 1 baking stone on above the pan and one on the top shelf. I pour 1 cup of boiling water in the pan right after I place the dough in the oven.
Right before you are ready to put them in the oven, score as desired and then add 1 cup of boiling water to your steam pan or follow your own steam procedure.
After 5 minute lower the temperature to 450 degrees and bake for an hour. If the crust is getting too dark, lower the temperature to 425 degrees and bake for another 30 minutes or until the inner temperature is 205 - 210 degrees.
Take the bread out of the oven when done and let it cool on a bakers rack before for at least 2 hours before eating.