Saturday, May 21, 2016

Winners and losers...

On Friday morning I got out my Sally Sourdough Starter and fed her up.  I hope I'm not sounding like a stuck record when I post these sourdough posts, but I want to document each bake so I can compare results.
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This time, I'm following Clare's instructions that she has kindly put up on her lovely blog...
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I printed out her tutorials and have made a binder especially for BREAD...
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Her starter also came from Celia's Priscilla starter at https://figjamandlimecordial.com/
 Celia has written about Priscilla's family tree and it must be great for her to see Pricilla's prodgeny.
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I planned on mixing up the dough late on Friday night so it could proof over night.  Sally was good and bubbly after a couple of feeds during the day.
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 This is 300gms of starter
600gms water
1 kg bakers flour
18gms salt
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9am this morning and Sally is up to the top of the bowl...
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My work station is prepped.  I'm going to dust the dough with semolina when shaping it...
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The dough is plopped onto the bench...
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I halved the dough and made an oblong loaf...
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...and 10 rolls...more on them later!
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I left the loaf to rise a bit and harden the skin...
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I've got my oven cranking on 240C...
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I slashed...but not with a lot of panache!  Bigger cuts next time, Joolz!
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I sprayed the loaf with a good lot of water, put the lid on my roaster and in she went for 20 minutes...
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She was a beautiful blonde when I took off the lid and turned her around before putting her straight back in (lif off)...
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After another 25 minutes, she came out a beautiful brunette of sorts!  :)
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I let her cool completely before cutting into her...
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Still not a big holey crumb but great anyway. Winner!
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Now, the loser part of the title.  I baked the bread rolls before the loaf and they were a total flop!  They didn't rise much more than in the picture and they resembled doughy hockey puks when they came out of the oven!  Into the bin they went!
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Oh, and I hate semolina!  I have dark blue bench tops and that shit is everywhere I look!!!
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I still have active starter leftover from yesterday so I have fed it up and will make another lot of dough tonight.  I will make it earlier and will try the flipping, folding method with the dough until I put it to bed later tonight...
Stay tuned!
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Cheers - Joolz xx







 

3 comments:

  1. Keep the posts coming, Joolz. I love them. Thanks for the link to Clare's blog. I will check it out. I gave away some of my dried Gertrude at our simple living workshop today so I hope she behaves when she is 'revived'. LOL! I wonder what happened to your rolls. That's not like you to have a flop! I nearly bought semolina in ALDI today. Just as well I didn't.

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  2. The loaf looks wonderful. I'm baking mine in a lidded oven pot too with great results. Erm....it's a pity you haven't got chooks, they would have loved pecking on those rolls. I wonder what happened there? I ask only so we can use your failure as a lesson for us all.

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  3. Looks great. My family hates sour dough bread....I love it.

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