Jerusalem sourdough


No this is not an Israeli version of San Francisco sourdough. It is a simple sourdough loaf using jerusalem artichokes from my garden. I am sure that you could use this basic recipe for almost anny root vegetable, though the water would need to be adjusted depending on the moistness of the vegetable.

The technique is the same as all of my loaves, so I won't repeat it.

Peel 300g of Jerusalems (yielded 175g of mashed vegetable once peeled and cooked.) Put immediately into a pot of water with a slice of lemon in it. Boil for maybe 10-15 mins (until soft). Put through mouli (take the bit of lemon out first), or mash.

The Dough

Ingredient Metric Imperial Baker's Percentage
starter 200 grams 7.06 oz 40.00%
jerusalem mash 175 grams 6.18 oz 35.00%
water 200 grams 7.06 oz 40.00%
unbleached white bread flour 450 grams 15.89 oz 90.00%
w/m bread flour 50 grams 1.77 oz 10.00%
salt 10 grams 0.35 oz 2.00%
Total Flour Weight:
500 grams

Percentages are relative to flour weight (flour equals 100%) and every other ingredient is a percentage of this. Flour from the starter is not counted. This recipe was originally in grams and has been automatically converted to other measures.


mix, knead, let rise for ~4 hours (folding every hour), put in the fridge overnight, bulk ferment for 3-4 hours, bake

I don't know (yet) whether this loaf will have the same potent side effect as the soup that I made on the weekend. But perhaps don't consume large amounts before going to the opera.

Surprisingly strong flavour of Jerusalem artichoke came through in the bread, enhancing/balancing the sourness of the loaf. Crumb a little denser than I would have liked.


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Bill44 2006 May 30

Another fine result Dom, so long as it tastes good I wouldn't expect a loaf with that much pureed vegetable to have an open crumb.

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