Lucy Goes Rogue With White Bread Sourdough Ciabatta With 15% Whole Kamut
After one loaf of 50% sprouted and whole grain bread she went back to a white bread this week. Yeah, she picked one that we don’t do very often at 83% hydration, it had some whole grain in it that was semi-related to durum semolina, we needed something to put pork inside with cheese and then into the panini press and at least it was SD.
it was perfect after the last set of folds. Should have put it in a basket right them and there:-)
I think she was swayed by Abe talking about doing a ciabatta and Able giving her some history on the bread straight from Italy via Mexico that said the hydration shouldn’t be more than 80% and why I think she picked one more a few percent more than that:-)
Rather that do a big ciabatta, she picked to do individual ones that would fit perfectly in the panini press and be the right size to split in half for a sandwich. But Lucy didn’t want to follow the rules about ciabatta either but I forced her to at least try a little bit.
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Most ciabatta is made with commercial yeast but she wanted sourdough with a bran levain. Most ciabatta is made with a mixer for good reason but, she wasn’t having any of it. The 21 % pre-fermented flour mostly La Famea AP, bran levain was retarded for 48 hours also not a norm of any kind. We made it using a 30 minute autolyse, slap and folds and stretch and folds, 2 each on 30 minute intervals.
I tried to mooch down this Irish Swiss cheese, caramelized onion, Poblano peppers, mushroom,bacon burger with lettuce, avocado and tomato.to make it mouth size but no luck.
After letting the dough rest for half an hour, we divided it into roughly 100 g pieces and let them proof for an hour and half before firing up the oven to 450 F. Right before they went into the oven I refused to flip them over ,as they are traditionally done, and then Lucy pulled put her Mom’s blade and threatened to cut me up good if it didn’t do a flip.
So I did, right onto parchment on a baking sheet. But I did spritz the heck out of them and also put 2 C of water on the Mega Steam Lava rocks before closing the door and steaming them for 10 minutes. We then too the MS out of the oven and continues to nae them at 425 F convection until they browned up well.
These came out like a Joe Va SD sandwich thin which we make all the time. Since we just proofed them on the counter with a little bit of flour, when we picked them up and flipped them onto parchment they instantly deflated to little puddles.
They made a fine toasted one face sandwich with butter, apple cider jam, Swiss cheese, sausage and bacon.
We didn't have time to let them proof again but we hoped that they might really spring in the heat of the oven. Spring they did but not nearly enough to compensate! They taste great and will be great in the panini press but they don't look like a ciabatta on the inside at all. Maybe next time.
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