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SourDom's blog http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom Sourdough Companion is a community of bakers who are interested in breads that are risen naturally using wild yeasts. Learn how to make sourdough bread through photos, recipes and helpful bakers the world over. en Sourdough experiment #3 170606 Hydration http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiment-3-170606-hydration <p><strong>Background</strong></p><p>There is often talk on the <a href="/forum">forum</a> about the hydration of doughs, and the advantages and disadvantages of higher or lower hydration.<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiment-3-170606-hydration"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiment-3-170606-hydration#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:42:46 +0000 SourDom 1799 at http://www.sourdough.com Sourdough experiment #4 250606 To knead or not to knead http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiment-4-250606-knead-or-not-knead <p><strong>Background</strong><span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiment-4-250606-knead-or-not-knead"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/expt%20_4%20250606%20loaves%201%20to%203.JPG?1258017255" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/expt%20_4%20250606%20loaves%201%20to%203%20side.JPG?1258017354" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/expt%20_4%20250606%20loaf%201%20%28DL%20method%29.JPG?1258017459" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/expt%20_4%20250606%20loaf%202%206%20min%20knead.JPG?1258017736" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/expt%20_4%20250606%20loaf%203%2012%20min%20knead.JPG?1258017838" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/expt%20_4%20loaf%201%20cut%20while%20warm.JPG?1258017996" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiment-4-250606-knead-or-not-knead#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2009 09:11:54 +0000 SourDom 1798 at http://www.sourdough.com Ciabatta http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/ciabatta <p>This weekend I have tried another version of the a l’ancienne formula to make Ciabatta.</p> <p>Starter - as before</p> <p>Dough</p> <ul> <li>200g starter</li> <li>425g water</li> <li>340g white flour</li> <li>160g 00 white flour</li> <li>10g salt</li> <li>3g malt</li> </ul> <p>I mixed as before, and the next evening folded at hourly intervals for 4 hours.</p> <p>Then the dough was divided in two and roughly folded before being placed in two floured teatowels.<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/ciabatta"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/ciabatta#comments Sat, 25 Nov 2006 11:13:03 +0000 SourDom 1493 at http://www.sourdough.com A new formula and a new schedule http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/new-formula-and-new-schedule <p>have been playing around with two different things - Peter Reinhart’s pain a l’ancienne, and some of the techniques discussed in the Jim Lahey recipe in the New York Times.</p> <p>This is the result ‘Pain au levain a l’ancienne’, a sourdough version of the Reinhart recipe at 80% hydration with almost no kneading.</p> <p>Day 1 evening<br> Starter 10g (22%)<br> Water 25g (56%)<br> Flour 45g (100%)</p> <p>Day 2 morning<br> Starter 60g (60%) (a little less than all of the above, so you can put some aside)<br> Water 60g (60%)<br> Flour 100g (100%)<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/new-formula-and-new-schedule"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/new-formula-and-new-schedule#comments Fri, 24 Nov 2006 11:04:28 +0000 SourDom 1491 at http://www.sourdough.com Beginners' blog - sourdough timetables http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-sourdough-timetables <p>One of the things that puts people off baking at home is the amount of time that it seems to take. Everyone loves the smell of freshly baked bread, and the idea of baking your own loaves, but the time involved can seem overwhelming. That is the attraction of bread machines and &lsquo;quick loaves&rsquo; I suspect, but the danger is that the disappointment that frequently ensues from the resulting loaves puts people off altogether.<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-sourdough-timetables"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-sourdough-timetables#comments Sun, 17 Sep 2006 10:55:40 +0000 SourDom 1490 at http://www.sourdough.com Beginners' blog - Slash and burn (hopefully not) http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-slash-and-burn-hopefully-not <div class="section"><p>Welcome to SourDom's beginners blog, the tutorials are:<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-slash-and-burn-hopefully-not"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="325" height="217" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/thermometer_cutter_MG_8638.jpg?1257045235" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-slash-and-burn-hopefully-not#comments Sun, 10 Sep 2006 10:34:52 +0000 SourDom 1489 at http://www.sourdough.com Beginners' blog - shaping http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-shaping <div class="section"><p>Welcome to SourDom's beginners blog, the tutorials are:<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-shaping"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="450" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/DSCN1221.JPG?1255863146" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-shaping#comments Sun, 23 Jul 2006 05:00:00 +0000 SourDom 1331 at http://www.sourdough.com Beginners' blog - Proving http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-proving <div class="section"><p>Welcome to SourDom's beginners blog, the tutorials are:<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-proving"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/turning%20step%201.JPG?1259503919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="450" height="600" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/turn%20step%204.JPG?1255862622" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/slashing%20the%20dough%20for%20proof.JPG?1255862753" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-proving#comments Sat, 08 Jul 2006 05:00:00 +0000 SourDom 1309 at http://www.sourdough.com Beginners' blog - a starter, from scratch http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-starter-scratch <div class="section"><p>Welcome to SourDom's beginners blog, the tutorials are:<span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-starter-scratch"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-photo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_photo" width="600" height="450" alt="" src="http://www.sourdough.com/bread/blogs/day%208%20starter.JPG?1257045623" /> </div> </div> </div> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/beginners-blog-starter-scratch#comments Fri, 30 Jun 2006 12:27:05 +0000 SourDom 1025 at http://www.sourdough.com Sourdough experiments #1: Starter hydration http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiments-1-starter-hydration <p>(This was first posted in the ‘home sourdough’ section of the forum on 3rd June.)</p> <p>This is the first in what I hope will turn out to be a series of experiments with a basic recipe. (Apart from anything else I am going to use this to work towards better sourdough baguettes). <span class="read-more"><a href="/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiments-1-starter-hydration"><strong>Read more</strong></a></span></p> http://www.sourdough.com/blog/sourdom/sourdough-experiments-1-starter-hydration#comments Sun, 11 Jun 2006 11:22:07 +0000 SourDom 1494 at http://www.sourdough.com