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Green Olive Sticks – Mini Baguettes

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Green Olive Sticks – Mini Baguettes

Pane di oliva verde – Local Breads – Daniel Leader

These are made with a biga that sits overnight in the refrigerator after one-hour bench rest. After mixing and incorporating the chopped green olive, a bulk fermentation of 2 hours at 24C.

Divided into 70-gram portions and shaped into mini baguettes of 150mm (6 inches) mini baguettes. Proofed on a covered baking tray at room temperature about 30 minutes until puffy.

Baked at 230C for 20 minutes.

These are 75% hydration with BF 11.5% protein. IDY was used for leavening. A new experience using this formula and made more interesting by adding chopped green olives. Gentle handling was essential. 

Cheers,

Gavin.

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yozzause

Hi Gavin what was the rate of IDY that you used, i suspect about 2% from the timings that you have quoted but possibly less where you also used a Biga and what proportion was the Biga. Have you tried proofing on a linen couch?

Congratulations Melbourne  on your Covid results 0 new cases 0 deaths  2 days in a row. you have done the tough lock down and the rewards are  set to come. Stay safe. Our cases here in Perth have increased with infected crew members on cargo vessels and returning  overseas travellers that are  in mandatory  quarantine.  No community spread.

kind regards Derek

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gavinc

Hi Derek,

The overall formula was 1.7% IDY. I pre-fermented 17.5% of the flour in the biga with 2%f of that was IDY. I recalculated for 700-grams of dough so the total of IDY was 5.7-gram of IDY, 1.5-gram in the biga and 4.2-gram in the final dough. I usually proof baguettes in a couch, but I followed the instruction in the book and used a tray. The dough was very fragile and had to be handled gently.

Thanks for your thoughts on the Covid - we are still under restrictions, and only today are we allowed to visit one family or have one family come to us. All must be within 25 km radius.  But we are getting there. The recent figure of 0 daily positives for the last two days is great. Our cases got out of control when we mucked up the mandatory quarantine. You guys are doing it better. 

Cheers,

Gavin.

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Benito

Tasty looking mini baguettes Gavin!  The dough looks so delicate.  The green olives are a great idea too.

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Thanks, Benny. I had two for lunch with cream cheese and chorizo. My wife suggested smoked salmon that I'll definitely try. They taste very good.

Cheers,

Gavin.