How High Can You Go? High-Hydration Challenge!
When I first saw this section, I thought it meant challenges like competitions, not challenges like struggles you were having. I'm obviously in the minority of that train of thought, but you can't prove that I'm wrong!
As I have finally managed to restock strong flour via reaching out to local farmers and getting an enormous wholesale bag, I'm really excited to try out more difficult and challenging doughs again. To this end, why not challenge the board!
This "challenge" will run for, say, 10 days. The goal is to create the highest-hydration dough that you possibly can, and share your process and results! Ideally we all go about this a little differently and learn some techniques from each other! Tangzhongs, double hydrations, focaccia, no-kneads, it's all fair game.
There's no prize (currently...........) so there's no need to keep your process secret or to be a poor sport and just mix 400g water with 200g flour and cook it in a casserole to try to call it "bread." It's about the process!
I'll be making my loaf tomorrow, hopefully more people than just me participate so it isn't just me bragging into the void!