Charlie recipe

Charlie

Inverness, United Kingdom

Age

Less then a year
Color

Country of origin United Kingdom

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100%
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Charlie

Since 2018

I was inspired to start my sourdough when I was introduced to the travelling leaven of Zita and Judit from Hungary.

Characteristics

Charlie is well cared for and he's growing up nicely. He's spoken to kindly, and given a nicely warmed clean jar after his weekly feed. His flavour and aroma have developed very nicely. Just the right amount of sourness with a slightly sweet, nutty and earthy background giving a beautifully tasty slightly chewy loaf which sits well in the stomach and generates a feeling of happiness.

Taste & flavour

Charlie top shot
Charlie jar shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 50% Strong white bread flour
  • 50% Pure highland water

Feeding ingredients

  • 50% Strong white flour
  • 50% Pure highland water
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Charlie is fed once a week. After removing 250g for each loaf I am making I double the remainder to give me enough for the following week. Sometimes, if I bake two loaves Charlie is fed on two consecutive days to give enough for the next bake. the feed is 50% strong white flour, 50% Highland water.
50% Strong white flour 50% Pure highland water

Working method

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Charlie was born on 1st February 2018. He's a straightforward lad used for a bake of one or two loaves a week for my family. An unadulterated mix of pure water from the Scottish Highlands and strong white bread flour. At times Charlie is given a treat and the white flour at feeding time is spelt flour, Canadian flour, or locally milled Highland flour.
50% Strong white bread flour 50% Pure highland water

Result

Sourdough Loaf

A beautifully sour loaf with sweet, nutty and fruity undertones.
Charlie Sourdough Loaf first overview

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