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When I pulled out the bannetons from the fridge in the morning I could see the proof was moving along nicely. It turns out, managing your sourdough starter fermentation activity helps ensure is strong and lively when making your levain, which ultimately transfers to your end loaf of bread. Geremy, I triedPie King’s SD formula using 10% whole spelt for pizza dough and fermented it (shaped) for ~20 hr @ 76F. Discard all but 50g of your sourdough starter (this discarded starter can be kept in the fridge and added to pancake batters or used to make crumpets). Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! This leaven can then be used as the sourdough starter and will be quite active come baking time. After shaping when the boule and batard were placed into their bannetons, they were jiggly and full of air. This prevents a skin from forming on the outside of the dough. Any advice will be appreciated. Stretch and fold the dough four times (watch the video above and start at the 1:02 minute mark). (5pm on day 1) Weigh out salt and sprinkle over dough. Add starter to your dough over your salt. Don't use freshly fed starter, it is not mature enough. I find that my leaven often doesn’t pass the float test. I have been living in Mexico City (7,350ft) and have been trying and trying to get the sourdough to rise without success. Do you have any suggestions for an evaluation of 1064 feet. Follow the simple steps below: Step 1. It makes me happy too! A sourdough starter is a stable mixture of beneficial bacteria and wild yeast that's maintained with regular refreshments and is used to leaven and flavor dough. I tried another sourdough recipe with modest results (great taste, but not a lot of spring) … would like to try yours next! When people ask me if sourdough bread is hard to make, my answer is that it is actually extremely easy, once you really understand the process. I would love to hear about your experience with baking sourdough at high altitude and also if you’ve played with any further changes. Let these heat for 10 minutes, then repeat above steps for your other basket of dough. As an aside, I've always felt that my starter has “had a problem” and never displayed intense fermentation like I see in pictures online and images in Tartine Bread. Whole wheat and rye flours provide more nutrients for your starter and ferment more actively, but working with rye flour makes starter maintenance easier than whole wheat. Hi.. You said to make it at 450 with lid. Grabbing it gently but firmly, pull the dough out to the east and then fold it over itself toward the west. I would like to use this recipe and divide it into TWO loaves instead of 3—should I make adjustments to the baking time? Combine 2 cups flour, water, sourdough starter, butter, sugar, and salt in a bowl. I have now baked your High Altitude Sourdough recipe twice and it has turned out amazing both times. I’m on my second batch using your high altitude tips with amazing results. And so, cautiously, I started experimenting with adjusting my bulk fermentation times. 1:00ish pm: Stretch and fold. I have played around a bit since and find that if I follow this almost to the letter it just makes such good bread. Mix into a … If using a proving basket, dip the dough piece in rice flour and place in a basket seam upwards. slowing fermentation with ice water or crushed ice in the dough to keep the mixing cool. Then I started playing with increasing the number of folds to help build structure but within the same time period as before. Place the dough on the cutting board. I have made this twice and both times the loaves turned out amazing! The bread wasn’t dense on the bottom a real plus. Rest for 30 minutes. But when I combined that with your recipe, the results couldn’t be better! I think sometimes it's easy for me to fall into the routine of blindly feeding my sourdough starter at set times during the day and forget that it and it's strength are the keys to good bread. Shattered to the touch, brittle and flaky, this was the crust I have been after. When the levain is ready add the salt and levain to the … Hold the cutting board with one hand as you slice the furthest corner of the blade into the dough. Vote. Again, I followed the cues. Use up your sourdough starter with this versatile dusting powder. Hi Audra! Before bedtime, build your leaven. Lightly dust them with rice flour (all-purpose flour isn't as good as rice flour for this job, but it could work if that's all you heave – use it generously! How did it turn out? After reading several articles that said I can’t freeze sourdough pizza dough, I decided to try anyway. Step 3. I didn’t test my levean before using it, and just read your comment about feeding it 2x per day beforehand. That said, I have zero experience with combi ovens unfortunately. Been playing with sourdough for over a month now and getting mediocre results. My recent sourdough has been breaking down during bulk proof. How many hours? Hope this helps 🙂, *Great Recipe* I am new to Sourdough bread making and had tried a few recipes I saw on line. Congratulations, you just made sourdough at elevation! Too long bulk ferment? By adding in two folds but not increasing the time, I was able to build stronger gluten networks and not over-ferment my dough. I also decreased the heat to 400 F. I made deep cuts in dough and left it to rise a little before putting in the stove. What you’re describing is the rise and fall cycle of an active sourdough starter. Now I plan to try your recipe tips with folds more often too. At this point your starter should be active and bubbly (almost foamy). Once my starter started showing signs of rising and falling consistency, I was going to use my previous bread formula and method and bake with it. Repeat two more times for a total of four times. Happy baking 🙂. I had to adjust cook times a bit but this is the first sourdough that I have made that has not turned into a hybrid hockey puck/water cracker. 10.5g fresh yeast. Beautiful and soft, the crumb was so light I was shocked when first biting into it. I’m so excited for you! What size Dutch oven did you use when making the 3 loaves? This step is critical and cannot be rushed. I’m not able to delve into why there’s less oxygen at high elevation, for example, but what I do know and have learned from experience is summarized below. 30 minute only rest after last fold I could bake it into a loaf but I feel it won’t turn out the best. The experiment went well, but I think I learned that for pizza dough, I am a commercial yeast man. At the beginning of these two weeks, activity was slow and I could only manage 2 times a day (once in the morning and once before bed). Then a found three three recipes for high altitude sourdough bread. The crumb, flavor and color superb. BTW, if you’ve ever wondered about all things sourdough, here is my favorite course. He thinks he may have not fed it enough but I was wondering if there’s anything he should consider about high altitude as he does this? The high-elevation bulk fermentation takes 2.5 – 3 hours. At this point your starter should be … Sourdough fermentation may also degrade gluten to a greater extent than baker’s yeast . After the autolyse, sprinkle the salt over the dough and then add the remaining 50g of water. Without over-stretching your dough, perform a TIGHT envelope fold, but this time, eliminate the “stretching” step. Would that suggest over fermented dough, the yeast running out of food? Congrats! Thanks! Hi Michaela, that would be fine and you shouldn’t have to make any adjustments to baking times! Learn from my mistakes but be confident in adjusting your own times and folds to better suit your climate. I hope this helps! After the bulk fermentation, pull all the dough onto a floured work surface using a dough spatula. Do the same for the remaining piece(s), then lightly dust with flour and cover with a kitchen towel. The most common struggles that high-altitude home bakers deal with are: Surprisingly, these five issues all boil down to ONE cause: over-fermentation! That all of these problems and challenges all come down to one simple oversight. The slower natural yeasts in the sourdough starter give the dough a longer shelf-life in the refrigerator, so make a batch and divide it for later use! 21g white fat. The Web’s Largest List of Sourdough Discard Recipes... 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Lift each piece of dough with the bench knife and flip it gently into the basket, so the seams are facing up. Hi Colette, thanks so much for this amazing review! Turns out I just needed you! Your recipe makes a lot of sense! Dust the dough with flour and lightly rub it around the sides and top. Finally a high altitude recipe that works! Thanks for the lovely review! I do keep mine at 100% hydration. During this time, flavor and strength is developed, so don't rush this step. I think it's safe to say, and you can just see in the pictures, this was hands down the best pair of sourdough loaves I've baked. With some more practice on shaping, I can improve here to create some more stretching and higher ears, but the blistery skin and thin crispy crust were very welcome. Do you know the rest The dough will become sticky, so it's useful to keep one hand clean. I wish I could send you some pictures of my bread and the open texture. In general, the less sourdough starter you use, the less chance you have of over fermenting your dough during the bulk ferment. I’m surprised that your dough didn’t rise after the last fold; it definitely sounds like your starter or leaven weren’t quite ready. I’m so glad you found this helpful. rising dough … After about half a week or so I was able to step it up to 3 times a day (morning, mid-afternoon, before bed). This will release the air from the dough. The salt timing, I believe, was critical. Get the recipe for this beginner-friendly whole wheat sourdough bread on Bread & Basil, with helpful links to baking terminology and video guides. Remove the dough from the bowl. Gently rub off any excess flour – the top of the dough will become the inside of the loaf, so you don't want any extra flour inside. Replace the lid, reduce the oven temperature to 475°F, and set the timer for 30 minutes. I’m at 4800ft and I thought I just didn’t have a knack for bread! That’s a 1:2:2 ratio, and that’s what my starter likes. Hot bread does not slice well. I was SHOCKED when I lifted the lid and found a risen dough in the oven. Mix your sourdough starter into a batch of scones for some added texture and flavour. If using a tin, drop the dough piece in with the seam downwards. Rye provides increased fiber and nutrients similar to whole wheat flour, but because of its lower gluten amount it's much easier to stir. The first time I followed this recipe was my first success; three lovely yummy loaves. The soft and perfectly cooked crumb came the closest thus far to my ideal loaf. Place the lid lightly on the jar – don't screw it on! I seem to overcook the crust and undercook the crumb. Wonderful, Peter! (5pm on day 1) Weigh out salt and sprinkle over dough. Cold fermented dough 72 hours. My recipe was for soft brown rolls; 300g white flour. If you have a dough that's extra sticky, slack, weak, and showing lots of large bubbles at the end of your proof, it may be over-proofed. Here are my results. As with any sourdough recipe, before you start baking bread, you want to make sure that your sourdough starter is as strong as possible. Open your jar and add 50 grams whole wheat flour and 50 grams white flour (all-purpose or bread flour). Hi Natlie! Most beautiful thing I saw all day. 🙂. Thank you so much for the badly needed help and super clear directions!! The only thing I changed is that I bulk fermented for an hour instead of 45 minutes. Baking at altitude can be frustrating, to say the least. As a result of over-fermentation, again, the crumb may be dense due to the lack of leavening power of your dough. The taller your loaf, generally, the easier it is to achieve a great crumb. I reduced the time by 15 minutes, then 15 minutes more, than a half hour, then another half hour. Mix until you don't see any more dry flour in the bowl. This bread is still delicious to eat! Hello! I recommend creating a baking timeline where you can actually watch the fermentation (at least for the first time you make it). https://www.theperfectloaf.com/guides/how-to-stretch-and-fold- *** I prefer to bake my bread covered … 🙂. You can find that here. Shortening the bulk ferment helped reduce the over fermentation. Maybe too much old dough? If the recipe is overly generous with the sourdough starter fermentation time, you end up adding too much-trapped air to the recipe and get a sticker dough. 5.4g salt. Simple Sourdough Recipe: The Best Method for Busy Mamas, How to Make High-Altitude Sourdough Bread (2021), How to Make Authentic Sourdough Sandwich Bread. Beast. Transfer the dough into a pan and leave it to rise again. I'll go into a few of these later. The dough can be frozen for up to 4 weeks! Please see my policy. Thanks so much for the step-by-step. The story of the very first person – perhaps an Egyptian circa 3000 B.C. 🙂. The older, the better, right? Working quickly but carefully, transfer the dough into the pan by holding the cutting board over it and pulling on the parchment. Now it is the sourdough starter or its use that is suspect. Dough temperature was 25c, bulk fermented 2 hours. Thanks! Stir with a butter knife or spatula until all flour is incorporated. Thanks! As I was re-reading Tartine Bread the other week in preparation for my last post, I realized just how important managing your Happy baking 🙂. Might take your other suggestion above and make 1/3 the recipe to start. Oh, and by the way, if you’re looking for some more help understanding hydration, click here to check out The Beginner’s Guide to Sourdough Hydration. 🙂. Perhaps a metaphor for ourselves in times of crisis, starters are how bread was born some 10,000 years ago. The plastic is used to prevent fridge odors from absorbing into the dough, and to prevent a skin from forming on the dough. I hardly ever go to a full proof, and don't care to go much over 3/4 proof. First thank you so much for sharing all your sourdough wisdom—it’s a godsend for us newbies! Dead Starter vs. Live Starter: I fed my starter, and then it rose to double and then completely deflated – is it dead? For instance, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of sourdough starter, a leaven can be prepared 8-12 hours before the dough will be mixed by combining 1 Tablespoon of sourdough starter with ½ cup flour and a scant ½ cup of water. For the final shaping, care must be taken not to deflate the dough. When I first moved here I struggled with getting consistent results – my bread would come out flat, it was so hard to shape, and I was getting super frustrated. Transfer the dough to a floured or oiled surface to prevent sticking (always choose floured or oiled surface based on the dough’s texture…dough needs lots of moisture to rise well). Just did this and had 2 lovely well-risen loaves. I find it’s enough to soak the flour, but not so much that I risk over-fermentation. When it's ready, remove a basket from the fridge. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Scrape the bench knife under one piece, and move it away from the other. I got rave reviews from my husband and our friends. Learning to make sourdough is almost like learning a whole new language. Place a clean cloth over the dough and let it sit for 30 minutes. I’m glad you had such great success with this guide! I am so excited to have finally made bread that doesn’t look like a hockey puck! I live at 2500m / 8200ft. (Remember, the more water in a sourdough recipe, the faster the dough ferments – this is a bad thing when baking at elevation!). I have tried everything. I’m glad you had good results from this method 🙂. Now begins the final rise. Hi Angie, you can definitely lengthen the cold proofing time! Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel or plastic and let the dough rest for 30 minutes. This one rose better but eventually crusted over at top and tore away at the bottom but not as bad as the second one. I followed the baking method listed in my previous post while only changing a few of the percentages in order to match Tartine Bread's sourdough recipe more closely. Wonderful, Emily! I live at 5,700 feet and I usually let my dough rest for 45 minutes. Happy baking!! There are great YouTube videos with different techniques for this, but the goal is the same: to increase the surface tension without tearing the dough. I spent a year baking and pondering why my sourdough was flat and dense after following instructions carefully. To adjust, reduce the amount of pre-fermented flour (sourdough starter or levain) in your recipe to slow fermentation activity. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recipe and tips for sourdough at high elevation! I am in Parker, and this recipe was exactly what I was looking for! Higher hydration sourdough will ferment a little faster than a lower level hydration dough so you will need to watch this one more carefully when you first make it. This will come to light when we add our water to our flour. I also do my baking prep in the mornings, so I refrigerated between steps where I needed to create a break and go to work. Probiotics are generally safe for the vast majority of … Gave samples to my neighbors and they loved it. Do you have any recommendations for temperatures and cook times for someone who has access to a combi oven. The third I cut back the water to 200 gms and increased the flour to 430 gms and kept the starter at 200 gms. Cold fermented dough 72 hours. And whatever baking challenge you're experiencing — from a sluggish sourdough starter to cake that caves — call, email, or chat with our Baker's Hotline folks. I love all of your recipes and have sent many SD enthusiasts to your site. Weigh 100 grams of lukewarm water in a mason jar and add 50 grams of your healthy, active starter, which you fed this morning (8-12 hours ago). Hi Leo! This makes me so happy! Yay! If you don't have one, tip it on its side so air can circulate around the bottom. Once your oven and baking vessel are preheated, pull the dough from the fridge, score it, and slide it right into the oven. It won’t affect the taste, but you likely will have a flatter loaf come out of the oven. I waited a little over an hour and have now moved on to the bench rest. I hope it turned out and I’m glad you find the recipe helpful! I was worried that my altitude wasn’t as high as yours, only 4100 ft, so I thought I might have to make some adjustments the other direction. Changed the flour, completely started a new batch of starter but still every time during 3-4th stretch and fold the gluten just breaks down and I’m left with this over fermented mess. Thank you so much for this! We talked to two expert sourdough bakers about the questions new bread bakers face when they first start experimenting with bread fermentation and yeast cultivation (i.e. This isn’t the worst thing in the world – those breads still taste pretty good – but it’s frustrating if you’re after better oven spring and more open crumb. When I noticed it began to fall in mid-afternoon after consuming the sugars in the flour all morning and started to smell sour, I would feed it. Set your timer for 20 minutes. Rotate the bowl a quarter-turn, and repeat. This is the sourdough I love. If you’re on Facebook, come join us on the Sourdough Mamas group and show us your beautiful breads! Further south and further east in South Carolina, for example, the humidity is typically 65-80% or even higher. First 3 stretch and folds – every 15 minutes Last 3 stretch and folds – every 30 minutes. Degas the dough (remove excess gas) by pressing down on it. This is the only adjustment I make! Thank you, Hi James, thanks so much for this lovely comment! I’ve been trying to bake a sourdough bread at a high altitude 5,600 ft. Wit some good results and bad. So it’s time to get out of that shower, bake that bread, and post a picture of it on Instagram to let everyone know that during these strange and unprecedented times, you’re not just “doing ok” — you are THRIVING . There is just something so rewarding when these come out of your oven after spending more than a day coaxing them into existence. I find 12-18 hours is perfect for me. I struggled so much with this recipe for YEARS until I finally nailed it. I wouldn’t let the leaven rest any longer than 12 hours if you can help it! The last loaf I made didn’t raise and was very dense, and seemed overly salty, but the recipe was followed perfectly. I’ve had my starter at 140% hydration for years and have been baking this way since we’re in a drier climate but thinking of experimenting with 100% ratio again – I’m just thinking it’d be too sticky and dry… My 140% starter has a pancake batter consistency at 6000 feet. Feedings shouldn't happen on a strict schedule, they need to be adjusted based on cues obtained by sight and smell (perhaps this sounds peculiar but it is one sure-fire way to learn the habits of your starter) until the starter is predictable. He told me that my dough is likely over-fermented even though I was following the recipe exactly, and that it was probably due to being at elevation. For instance, if a recipe calls for 1 cup of sourdough starter, a leaven can be prepared 8-12 hours before the dough will be mixed by combining 1 Tablespoon of sourdough starter with ½ cup flour and a scant ½ cup of water. Wonderful, Sarah! Cheers! Your comments resonate with what I’ve observed at 1600+ m above sea level. Don’t ask me why, but it seems to be true. However, if your sourdough starter is active or when you are using the discarded portion, do not add it in high quantities as it can make the crust sour. Then pull the east side out and fold it over and toward the west. 18+ Pre Fermented Dough Pics.Bulk fermentation (also called the first rise or primary fermentation) is one of the most important cutting bulk fermentation short might mean your dough won't be sufficiently fermented and you'll. ~amy, Thank you for this wonderful review, Amy! As a result of over-fermentation, again, the crumb may be dense due to the lack of leavening power of your dough. When the loaf is done, transfer it to a wire cooling rack. Line your proofing baskets or medium-size bowls with basket liners or clean linen kitchen towels. I’m at 8,000 feet and have had spotty luck with sourdough. Just as in the pre-shaping, pull the west side of the dough out and fold it toward the east. Thanks in advance! You don’t need help with sourdough starter – that actually sounds like a perfectly healthy sourdough starter! I made 2 great loaves using your methods for high altitude (Albuquerque) yesterday and they were very good. The extra water and salt that is added after the autolyze (and good direction that I believed on cook times, temps) feels like it made all the difference on getting the dough to behave how it was “supposed” to. Feel free to play with your own adjustments as well! 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