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Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« on: July 29, 2011, 06:14:36 am »
I have been meaning to put this on for some time.
1.  How you manage your Sour Dough depends on your domestic circumstances.  This is what suits me.

At 9.00am remove starter from fridge and feed with equal parts of filtered water and bread flour.

At 4.00pm,  place into TMX bowl.......
220g warm filtered water
250g. bread flour
220g Sour dough Culture
(2 teaspoons of both salt and sugar)  I use Laucke bread mix so i don't add these .
Knead on  :: for 5 mins.
Leave in bowl to prove overnight.

At 10.00am next morning,  place back on TMX and knead for 2 mins. ADDING 300g. of ADDITIONAL flour
Tip onto floured silmat and fold over several times.  Flour hands if sticky.
Place in cooking pan/tin that has a lid. spray with water and cover with plastic .   It will double in size so leave room.
Leave in warm place to double.(this may take up to 4 hours)

20min before you think it is ready, heat oven to 200oC,  
Cut 1cm slashes in top and place lid on.spray again with water or brush with egg wash
Bake 30 mins with lid on.
remove lid and bake a further 30 mins.

Tips
Good idea to line tin/dish
No need to place dish of water in bottom of oven as the bread is covered for the first 30mins.
This makes a large loaf,  when cool can cut in half and freeze  1/2.
If you wish to cook it in a large bread tin,  you can form a tent of foil. The idea is to keep the moisture in to assist with the rising.
When you remove the culture from the fridge and feed it, it needs about 7 hours to be fully active .  leave it sitting on the kitchen bench.
After you have removed what you need, add more water and flour to the container ,  give it a good stir and leave on bench for about an hour before placing back in fridge.  You only need about 1 Tablespoon of starter to get it going again.
Good idea to spray under side of lid with canola oil to prevent sticking.

Good luck , and develop a time table that suits you.



« Last Edit: July 29, 2011, 10:56:19 am by achookwoman »

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 06:24:46 am »
Thanks Chookie. It is so important to have something that fits into your life, otherwise you're up half the night. Yoke has a similar method to yours and I always try to follow that.
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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 10:42:31 am »
Thanks Bess,  The bubbles have started so won't be long now!!!!

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 09:21:30 am »
Chookie, I have a very active starter, but have had trouble getting a really good loaf out of it - up until now!
Thanks to you, I now have a very handsome loaf sitting on the bench, photo here - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lambs-Ears-and-Honey/114312568603382
You are a treasure Chookie, thanks.
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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 10:03:27 am »
Blush, blush Amanda.  No, it is you that has done it. Tell us how,  please.  What a beautiful loaf and not a crappy photo.  I enlarged it so I could have a good look.  Warning,  each loaf will be a bit different,  but all good now you are on a roll. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 12:44:37 pm »
Lovely looking loaf of bread Amanda :)
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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2011, 06:22:25 am »
Well done Amanda. 

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 03:47:38 am »
Hi Chookie,

What is your starter recipe?  Have you tried this with different flours such as spelt, oat or rye?


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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 07:13:26 am »
Hi, Dashingden,  my starter was just a sloppy mix of wheat flour and rain water,  mixed in jar (sterile),  put out side in the shade in spring.  Covered with Chux. Left for 2 days, then brought in and left on kitchen bench until it started to bubble.  when this started I fed it with 1 Tablespoon of rain water and 1 Tablespoon of flour each day for about a week.  I was lucky in that I picked up a very nice yeast bug.  I have had other tries and without a good result.  Rye process is the same.  Haven't heard of any one starting a culture from spelt. 

If I want a Rye loaf, I use the same starter.  I think Bluesed has different starters.  He may be able to help with this.

If you live in Victoria ,I could send you some starter.  Let me Know.

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 08:01:16 am »
I believe that you will get a much better and more active starter if you use rye flour as it has more of whatever the yeasts need to grow.  My starter had some rye flour in it to get it going.

Hi Chookie,

What is your starter recipe?  Have you tried this with different flours such as spelt, oat or rye?


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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 08:58:31 am »
Amanda,  this could well be so.  I tend to stick with what works for me.

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2012, 03:30:51 am »
bumping this for all those making sourdough at the moment.
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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 06:26:30 am »
Chookie thisis the recipe I was following but have realized that I messed up the steps and added the extra flour Andie in the dish before going to bed.

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2012, 10:24:57 am »
Wonder,  don't worry,  we all mess up.  Not a life and death situation,  only a bit of flour and water. 

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Re: Chookie's Sour Dough recipe and process.
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 07:30:54 am »
bumping  :)