today I am baking with my friends from TFL ?
I know I am a bit crazy, but as I wrote notes down I realised what I was doing.
First off the the ranks was Abe! (mid week bake)
2nd was Danni (Danni’s version of European Peasant Bread by Trevor Wilson)
3rd was Ru’s seeded sourdough loaf
4th was my yeast water/sourdough - just a plain white using Rosie my YW.
Today I concentrated on really building dough strength and developing the gluten well. to that end for Danni’s formula I did 150 slap and folds, for Ru’s formula I did 200 slap and folds before I remembered the salt so I added little more water and the salt, did a few s & f to incorporate and then another 20 slap and folds - phew I need a rest! Finally for the YW dough I did Rubaud for a couple of minutes then 240 slap and folds.
It was really interesting as I could actually see and feel how the dough became smoother and less sticky and sat up proudly in the bowl rather than slumping everywhere. These doughs are still BF - even though I have the heatpump on they are slowmoving.
Abe’s formula was low hydration so all it got was 4 x 10-15 stretch and folds. this dough is quietly sleeping in my fridge until tomorrow am when I will shape, proof and bake after the others. The other 3 doughs will join Abe sleeping it off over night!
So far it has been busy ? but a good day baking with my friends ??
see you all tomorrow with the results,