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Honey Spelt Oat Porridge Sourdough

Danni3ll3's picture

Honey Spelt Oat Porridge Sourdough

This is a repeat of last week’s bread without the cranberries or pumpkin seeds. Bread1965, have no fear, I made you one with the add-ins unless you prefer one without. Let me know. :-D

Here is the recipe again so you don’t have to go searching for it. 

1. Toast 125 g of large flake oats in a dry frying pan. When toasted add 25 g of oat bran to the oats.

2. Mix together 345 g of water and 75 g of organic plain yogurt. 

3. Pour 3/4 of the water/yogurt mixture into the oats and cook on medium heat until water is absorbed. Add the remainder of the water/yogurt mixture and cook on low heat until creamy. Cool until just warm.

4. In a large bowl, place 650 g of unbleached flour, 302 g of freshly milled spelt flour, 50 g of freshly ground flax seed, all of the oat porridge, 50 g of honey and 550 g of filtered water. Mix well and let the mixture sit for a couple of hours.

5. Add 22 g of sea salt and 266 g of 80% levain. Mine triples in less than 4 hours. Mix in well using folding and pinching until you see some gluten development which takes about 5 minutes.

6. Let rest 45 minutes and do a set of folds. Repeat two more times and then let sit in a warm place until it has doubled. 

7. Divide into portions of ~830 g and do a loose pre-shape. Let rest 10-15 minutes and then shape tightly into a boule. Place boules seam side down in rice/unbleached floured bannetons (sprinkle some raw oats flakes for decoration in bottom of bannetons before placing boules) and cover with a plastic shower cap or bowl cover. Place into fridge overnight (10-12 hours).

8. Heat oven and Dutch ovens to 475 F for at least 45 minutes. Place parchment rounds in the bottom of the pots and put the loaves seam side up directly out of the fridge into the pots. No need to score! Bake at 450 F for 25 minutes, remove lids, drop temperature to 425 F and bake a further 25 minutes.

Let cool and enjoy!


Lechem's picture

I love this combo and the bread looks great. Shame I don't live closer as you could make one for me. I've done similar but your method and the add in of yoghurt is different. Something for me to try. 

Danni3ll3's picture

how it works out for you. I had s slice tonight and this is definitely one of my favourites. 

bread1965's picture

.. if you haven't left yet, with out please! :) I'm trying a surprise for you too.. but let's see! I'm doubting myself as it bench rests! .. but not to fear.. it will be edible!

Danni3ll3's picture

and without it is! See you Soon!

isand66's picture

Looks great as always.



dabrownman's picture

in the bread around here and some yogurt too.  Seems like I have a bit of spelt in every one.  Yours looks grand.  It has to be about the best toast ever.  Very well done indeed!