Seed Monster Sourdough
Naturally Leavened seeded sourdough with chia, golden flax, and hemp seeds. Crusted with everything topping. Nutritionally dense and packed with flavor.
60g hemp seed
60g ground flax seed
60g chia seed
360g h20 @210F
580g bread flour (I used locally milled)
144g whole wheat (I milled my own hard red winter wheat)
22g wheat germ
557g H20 (77%)
17g salt (2.4%)
110g active sourdough starter (100% hydration)
Combine the following-
Equal parts dried onion, dried garlic, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, fennel seeds
Salt to taste (A good amount of quality flake salt or coarse kosher salt)
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Prepare the Soaker:
Mix the chia, hemp, and ground flax seeds together in a vessel large enough to hold them and the water. Heat the water to 210 F and pour over the seeds. Mix together and let stand 1 hr or overnight.
Prepare the dough:
Mix flours and germ to combine. Scale the water and pour 10-20 g of it over the scaled salt. Set salt/water aside. Add remaining water to flour and mix to create a shaggy dough. Autolyse 30 min to 1 hr.
Add starter to dough and mix to combine. Once the starter is incorporated, add the reserved salt/water mixture. Mix to combine.
Mix the dough to develop gluten. I use my kitchen aid stand mixer with the hook on medium speed, takes 6-7 minutes to reach full development.
Bulk ferment for 3-6 hours depending on your temps. Stretch & fold dough every thirty minutes for first 1 1/2 hours. Add seed soaker during second set of folds. Fold once every hour or so until dough has risen 30-50%
Scale dough, pre-shape and shape as desired, I do two 950g loaves because that's what fits into my combo-cooker dutch ovens. Pre-shape should sit at least 20 minutes before shaping. You can either evenly sprinkle your tea-towel lined banneton with the everything topping or if you make enough roll the whole loaves in the topping before you place into the banneton. Cold proof loaves overnight in the fridge.
Next day preheat oven with combo cooker lids (larger part) inside as hot as your oven will go. My goes 550F. Preheat at least 1 hour. When oven is ready take the dough from the fridge, turn it out into the combo cooker base which is lined with parchment or sprinkled with semolina. Slash loaf as desired. Bake covered at 550F for ten minutes. Lower oven temp to 450F and bake additional 15 minutes. Remove lid and bake until desired color is reached and internal temp of loaf is at least 205F. Takes about 5 minutes in my oven. Cool at least 2 hrs before slicing.