I made an excellent Sourdough Bread in an earlier post. However, a friend sent me another recipe that made a smaller loaf. I am a sucker for a new recipe and gave it a try.
The ingredients are:
• 250 grams flour
• 4 grams salt
• 150 grams water
• 75 grams sourdough starter
I started by mixing the flour with the salt. Then I added the water and sourdough starter and mixed it well. I covered the bowl with a towel for 10 minutes.
I grabbed a side of the dough in the bowl and push it into the centre. Turn the bowl a bit and push the edge into the centre a total of eight times. Cover and let sit 10 minutes.
Do the pushing of the side into the middle and the rest of 10 minutes 2 more times.
Put the dough on a lightly floured counter and form it into a disc. Line a colander with a tea towel and dust it with flour. Put the dough on the tea towel and dust the dough with flour. Pull the towel edges up to cover the dough. Let it sit for 3 to 6 hours until doubled in size.
The length of time varies with the temperature of the room and the strength of your starter. Mine rose for 5 hours.
Put a roasting pan on the lower rack of your oven and turn it on to 465 F. Let the oven heat for 15 minutes. Turn the dough onto a cookies sheet and pull the towel off it. Cut 3 shallow slits in the dough with a very sharp knife. Put the dough in the oven and pour one cup of water in the roasting pan. Close the oven and turn the heat down to 425 F. Bake the bread for 30 minutes.
This made a nice small loaf with a good sour taste. I would like it fine if I hadn’t made the Sourdough Bread recipe I had tried before. It has an even better taste and texture. I won’t be making this again because I have an even better recipe.
The Old Fat Guy