Perfect sourdough

Age

55Years
Color

Country of origin Romania

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Ana

Since 1964

I was motivated to bake a healthier bread for my family.

Characteristics

I have my current sourdough from an old lady who lives in a Transylvanian village. I named it after her name: Ana (same as mine). She has been baking with sourdough since she was 14 (now she is 68), so she has preserved it for 54 years. Its history is longer though, if we consider the fact that she received it from her mother, who was also baking sourdough bread for the family.

Taste & flavour

Ana top shot
Ana jar shot
Ana front shot
Ana rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 20g Mother culture
  • 20g Water
  • 40g T65 flour

Feeding ingredients

  • 20g Mother culture
  • 20g Water
  • 40g Flour
1
I manually mix well the sourdough with the water and then I add the flour. I mix well, I transfer the dough on the table, I knead the dough and then I use a rolling pin, I roll and fold the dough for several times and in the end I roll it tight, I give it a round shape and I cut a cross on top of it. I dust it with a bit of flour in order to go smoother back into its jar.
20g Mother culture 20g Water 40g Flour

Working method

1
It is a stiff starter, fed by 1:1:2 ratio.
20g Mother culture
2
The water I use is still water with 79 dry residue at 180° C and 7.19 pH.
20g Water
3
I use T65 flour from a local mill that was founded back in 1947. It's a family business passed from one generation to next. The miller learned everything from his father 31 years ago.
40g T65 flour

Result

Sourdough bread

I bake artisan sourdough bread.
Ana Sourdough bread  first overview
Ana Sourdough bread  second overview
Ana Sourdough bread  first slice
Ana Sourdough bread  second slice

Traditional sourdough pastries

Our traditional sweet walnut roll - cozonac, panettone, brioche walnut rolls.
Ana Traditional sourdough pastries first overview
Ana Traditional sourdough pastries second overview
Ana Traditional sourdough pastries first slice
Ana Traditional sourdough pastries second slice

Sweet buns & burger buns, crackers, pizza.

I made sweet buns & burger buns, crackers and pizza several times.
Ana Sweet buns & burger buns, crackers, pizza. first overview
Ana Sweet buns & burger buns, crackers, pizza. second overview
Ana Sweet buns & burger buns, crackers, pizza. first slice

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