Autolysis & soda bread
Has anybody ever tried to combine autolysis with making "soda bread"?
My idea is as follows. The soda bread is based on 300 grams of flour in total, so that would require 15 grams of raising agent, which I would make by adding 10 grams of Cream of Tartar and 5 grams of Bicarbonate of soda, and probably something like 10 grams of salt for flavour (between 3 and 4 percent salt to flour w/w)
To get the Autolyse going, I'd take 200 grams of plain flour, with no additions, and mix in 200 grams of water to that. Leave that to stand for about half an hour.
To the remaining dry flour I would add the other ingredients, the raising agent and the salt. After half an hour I add the dry flour to the mix, gently knead it but only a little bit (the autolysis has done most of the work), and pop it into the oven as quickly as possible.
What do you think, could this work or would I be wasting my time?