Cowry recipe

Cowry

Wokingham, United Kingdom
Perfect sourdough

Age

4Years
Color

Country of origin United Kingdom

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Cowry

Since 2015

I enjoyed making yeasted bread but missed the 'chew' of a good sourdough, I tried yeasted Poolish, No knead yeasted but none gave me what I wanted until I started making Sourdough in 2015, since then I've never looked back!

Characteristics

A fairly active but more refined starter than Barye, my 100% Rye starter. Despite being active it is very mellow with low acidity, good for making breads, Ciabatta, pancakes, Naan bread etc Normal doubling is 4~5 hours but can be encouraged, with warmth, to double in 2~3

Taste & flavour

Cowry top shot
Cowry jar shot
Cowry front shot
Cowry rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 20% Organic wholemeal rye
  • 20% Extra strong canadian white flour
  • 60% Organic white bread flour
  • 100% Filtered water

Feeding ingredients

  • 20% Organic wholemeal rye
  • 20% Extra strong canadian white flour
  • 60% Organic white bread flour
  • 100% Filtered water
1
Use part to build a levain, or if not used for a while, discard, to leave one tbsp, and feed with mixed flours at 100% hydration
20% Organic wholemeal rye 20% Extra strong canadian white flour 60% Organic white bread flour 100% Filtered water

Working method

1
Use part to build a levain or, if not used for a while, discard to leave one tbsp then feed with Rye, Strong Canadian White & Organis White flours @ 100% hydration
20% Organic wholemeal rye 20% Extra strong canadian white flour 60% Organic white bread flour 100% Filtered water

Result

White Bread, Ciabatta, Durum wheat bread, pancakes, Naan

The starter tends to be used for whiter or more refined bakes with my Rye starter being used for more Wholegrain bakes
Cowry White Bread, Ciabatta, Durum wheat bread, pancakes, Naan first overview
Cowry White Bread, Ciabatta, Durum wheat bread, pancakes, Naan second overview
Cowry White Bread, Ciabatta, Durum wheat bread, pancakes, Naan first slice
Cowry White Bread, Ciabatta, Durum wheat bread, pancakes, Naan second slice

Seaweed bread

A bread with 5% Nori seaweed allowing reduction of salt to 0.75%
Cowry Seaweed bread first overview
Cowry Seaweed bread second overview
Cowry Seaweed bread first slice
Cowry Seaweed bread second slice

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