Levi recipe

Levi

Shorewood, United States

Age

4Years
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Country of origin United States

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Since 2015

I used to be a cooking instructor but made the switch to baking. Around the same time, I was diagnosed with lupus and conventional bread was a big trigger for my symptoms, so after coming across research stating that fermented grains are better tolerated by many people with AI problems, I took it as a professional challenge to learn sourdough. It's been one of the best decisions of my life.

Characteristics

Levi is a beast. I generally feed him 3x a day if I feed him white flour, and 4-5x if it is whole grain flour. He does well in the freezer (I freeze my croissant dough as a dough relaxing step, and it doesn't bother him) and his ideal bulk temp is between 75-79*F. He is milky, sweet, and lightly lactic while young and grows more acidic as he matures, and he is the reason I can eat bread again.

Taste & flavour

Levi jar shot
Levi front shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

Feeding ingredients

1
Mix together mature levain and water to dissolve levain, then add flour. Mix thoroughly and cover. Set aside to mature. (I didn't fill in specific measurements as it's different each time I feed, depending on what the bake schedule needs. Levain % is anywhere from 5-50%, water is usually 100% but may be as low as 50%, flour differs depending on the day's build). Feed temp usually between 72-78*F.

Working method

1
Mix together mature levain and water to dissolve levain, then add flour. Mix thoroughly and cover. Set aside to mature. (I didn't fill in specific measurements as it's different each time I feed, depending on what the bake schedule needs. Levain % is anywhere from 5-50%, water is usually 100% but may be as low as 50%, flour differs depending on the day's build).

Result

pizza

Levi pizza first overview
Levi pizza second overview

Pasta

Sourdough pastas, usually made from freshly milled durum and emmer mixed with excess starter, salt, and egg.
Levi Pasta first overview
Levi Pasta second overview
Levi Pasta first slice
Levi Pasta second slice

Waffles

Levi Waffles first overview

Laminated pastry

Danishes, Croissants, Morning Buns, Etc.
Levi Laminated pastry first overview
Levi Laminated pastry second overview
Levi Laminated pastry first slice
Levi Laminated pastry second slice

Pretzels

Levi Pretzels first overview

Popovers

Levi Popovers first overview

English Muffins

Levi English Muffins first overview

Bombolini

Levi Bombolini first overview

Babka

Levi Babka first overview

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