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New Lievito Madre

oblatesofmary33's picture
oblatesofmary33

New Lievito Madre

My brand new Mother Dough. Currently it is a stiff starter, but I plan to convert it into a liquid, as it will be easier to feed and also fit more into what I normally make for bread (Ciabatta, plain Italian loaf, Foccacia).

I plan on using this next week (?) to make a Panettone, my fourth (I think) attempt at that difficult bread. 

 

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Bread1965

For me it's like this holy grail of bread making.. I've read many recipes, thought about how I'd go about it.. and seen all the posts..  but I just don't have three to four days to just sit around home and give it try.. the best i can do now is two days on the weekend and it's too short a time given everything I've seen. I think it'll be the first bread I make when I retire one day.. I'll have so much time!

Your starter jar lid is on tight.. I wonder if that means your starter is kept under pressure when it tries to push through the blue lid to escape!

Looking forward to your bake!

 

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oblatesofmary33

Hmmmm....did not even consider that the lid being on is too tight. That's a good point. Thank you for pointing that out.

There is a lot to go into a Panettone; the past four times I have attempted it, I have done so on the weekends, beginning Friday evening, letting the First dough rise into Saturday, then the Second Dough Saturday into Sunday and baking it on Sunday. I live in a very cold climate in the winter months, especially this past winter, and every time there was not enough time for the bread to leaven sufficiently. 

I will give it whirl, and post, but I think, retirement would be a great time to really make the best of it!