Daybreak Mill 12 Grain Sourdough
My bread baking over the Easter weekend was a disaster! I baked the loaves I was making too soon; I panicked when I saw how quickly they were rising in the fridge so I baked them that evening instead of waiting till the next morning. They didn't have great oven spring at all.
Then I was making cornmeal buns for dinner and I managed to burn the bottoms of all of them. My daughter came to the rescue and made Prospector Buns which were awesome!
So I did another bake yesterday morning because I had promised my daughter that I would make more bread for one of her friends. That turned out to be a bit of a panic during the baking because my brother called me in to work for him at the last minute (Twit had a stroke and went to work anyhow. By the way, he got lucky and has no deficits aside from his left peripheral vision and he got diagnosed with atrial fibrillation), So hubby got instructions on how to finish my bake. Loaves are beautiful and I am very happy with them.
So I am back at work full time for likely a month or more. I need to get my brain back into school mode. Ha ha!
So here is the recipe... nothing too complicated this time!
1. Soak 150 g of Daybreak Mill 12 grain cereal in 200 g of boiling water. Cool and add 40 g organic yogurt.
2. Autolyse all above with 550 unbleached flour, 402 g multigrain flour and 525 g water for a couple of hours.
3. Mix in 22 g salt and 266 g of levain. I think my levain was closer to 90% hydration. It was leftover levain from my weekend bake that I had thrown in the fridge so it had been retarded there for a couple of days.
4. Do four series of folds 30 minutes apart and then let rise till double.
5. Divide into three ~700 g loaves, preshape and rest 15 minutes. Do final shape (I really degas my dough) and place in bannetons.
6. Proof in fridge overnight and bake as usual the next morning. (You can check my other recent loaves for baking instructions if needed)
I am very pleased with these loaves. They look like Danni bread, not like those flat alien things that came out of my oven on the weekend! ;-)