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stiff starter soft loaves

kerry tan's picture
kerry tan

stiff starter soft loaves


kerry tan's picture
kerry tan

35% stiff starter ( converted from using 50% hydro from a liquid )

80% BF 

20% whole wheat 

15% butter added last

2% salt

66% hydro 

mix till moderate gulten, bulk 2 hours with 1 SF

shape and proof till double at 25c 

bake at 190c for 25 mins in a pullman

Filomatic's picture

Impressive result.  Looking at that I'd think it was a tangzhong bread.

missylab's picture

Do you need to use a stiff starter with sourdough sandwich loaves so they don’t get so sour? This bread is gorgeous! 

kerry tan's picture
kerry tan

yes , as a low hydro starter will not have huge acid load