Spelt Honey Oat Porridge Sourdough
This morning's bake.. The recipe comes from Sarah Owen's Sourdough book. The inspiration was from Danni33.
It's the first bread I've made from her book. Given comments on the board about difficulty getting it to rise, I performed bulk in my oven with the light on. I think it took about 5 hours for the dough to double. it was slow at first, but really came together in the last hour and rose quickly. I probably could have shaped and put it in the fridge sooner. She calls for a 3-4 hour bulk. I had it shaped in the fridge by about midnight, and baked by about 9 this morning. By reducing the bulk, with the same time in the fridge I think I would have had a better oven spring. It seemed slightly over fermented, but I'll know better when I cut into it. I was quick to slash and didn't think it through before I did. I cut a bit deeper than I would have wanted. It's my first porridge loaf so I'm looking forward to giving this dough a taste later today or tomorrow!
I have question about steam : in the recipe she calls for 75 g of water in a tray to create humidity and then spray the oven walls a few minutes after you load the dough.. 75 grams seemed too little to me so I added twice that.. how much water do you put into your tray when you load the bread? Can you have too much?