Roasted Red Pepper-Jarlsberg Cheese Sourdough

I’m trying out some new breads with inclusions. Thinking that I’d like to add some additional loaves to my repertoire and “dial them in”. Thought I’d try a roasted red pepper/Jarlsberg cheese recipe. The red pepper was intentional (went to store and bought a jar). The cheese not so much … I had a pieceContinue reading “Roasted Red Pepper-Jarlsberg Cheese Sourdough”

Cinnamon-Raisin Sourdough

I’m thinking about trying a series of sourdough breads with “inclusions”. There have been a number of different breads I’ve observed other bakers baking which look quite tasty. I’ve done Cheddar-Jalapeño. This time I thought I’d try Cinnamon-Raisin Both leverage lamination for the inclusions. The cheddar adds a bit of additional moisture to the equationContinue reading “Cinnamon-Raisin Sourdough”

Sourdough Batards – Different Scoring

Thought I’d try a different scoring technique on my Batards. I’ve been unhappy with my oven blooming as of late. Today I made an “S” with my lame. One of the loaves had just the “S”. The other I made a second pass undercutting it a bit more on the curves. Everything else about theContinue reading “Sourdough Batards – Different Scoring”

Chia Boule & Cheddar/Jalapeño Batard

Trying to get back on my baking cadence since I’ve been traveling lately. My starter feeding has been a bit off and I’m not feeling it’s as “happy” as it has been. As a result I fed it 1:5:5 and did the same for the levain. Decided I’d mix my dough, let it bulk fermentContinue reading “Chia Boule & Cheddar/Jalapeño Batard”

Trying a new method… (Part 4)

Well … they’re baked and it was a first attempt for sure! I had some interesting results for sure. I’m going to need to ponder, research and think a bit before my next attempt. All loaves came out different than I expected. All were moist (more so than normal). Tasted good with an OK crust.Continue reading “Trying a new method… (Part 4)”

Trying a new method… (Part 3)

Today is bake day! I’m excited but also apprehensive. Not quite sure how this will turn out. The oven has been preheated to 420°F (convection) with my Dutch oven and Challenger Bread Pan inside. The dough has visibly risen and the “finger test” seems to indicate it’s ready to go. Concerned a bit about howContinue reading “Trying a new method… (Part 3)”

Trying a new method… (Part 2)

It’s Alive! (In my best Gene Wilder voice imitation from Young Frankenstein) The dough has more than doubled overnight. Last night it was at roughly 2 quarts. Now it is just over the 5 quart mark. I figure the dough weighed just over 3 kilograms based on my ingredient weight. I can as pretty closeContinue reading “Trying a new method… (Part 2)”

Trying a new method… (Part 1)

I’m trying a new method to increase the volume of dough mixed at the same time. I started with 1500g of strong bread flour (King Arthur Sir Lancelot) and 1275g water (85% hydration). I mixed it up with my Swedish Dough hook and left it to autolyse for 2 hours. Normally I mix with myContinue reading “Trying a new method… (Part 1)”

Sourdough Discard Sandwich Bread

I’m always on the prowl for ways to use my sourdough starter discard. I saw a recipe from http://shebakesourdough that had some wonderful looking sandwich bread. Thought I’d give it a go! RECIPE 200g Bread Flour 50g Whole Wheat Flour 200g Sourdough Starter Discard (2-3 days old) 100g Milk 20g Heavy Cream 30g Sugar 7gContinue reading “Sourdough Discard Sandwich Bread”

Technique Tweak Wasn’t a Fluke!

I was able to recreate similar oven bloom results applying the tweaks to my feeding and autolyse methods. The results from my experiment were NOT a fluke! Yay!! I’m pleased with these results and will continue to use them going forward as my “standard method”. Always learning…