Josie recipe

Josie

San Francisco, United States

Age

4Years
Color

Country of origin United States

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Josie

Since 2014

I read Ed. Wood's book on Ancient Sourdough Cultures about 20 years ago. Initially, I used cultures ordered from Sourdoughs International. For the last four years, I've used the culture I grew while attending the San Francisco Baking Institute's Sourdough course.

Characteristics

Good oven rise; resulting bread not too sour; open crumb; similar to Tartine bread.

Taste & flavour

Recipe

Starting ingredients

Feeding ingredients

  • g All purpose flour
1
I take out what I'm going to use, leaving about 25 grams of levain in the container. To this I add 30 grams of water (or more depending on my baking plans for the following day), and 40 grams of all purpose flour (or sometimes whole wheat or rye, depending on baking plans).
g All purpose flour

Working method

1
I feed my levain daily and keep it at 75% hydration. I use enough to supply 5 to 10% of the flour in my dough. My typical loaf is 24% whole wheat, 8% spelt, 8% rye, and 60% all purpose flour, 2% salt, and 75% hydration; a six hour bulk fermentation, and overnight retardation in the fridge.

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