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In Finland we do traditional rye bread in a similar way and I wanted to learn to do white breads like this as well. Taste and structure were my main motivators.
This starter provides a lightly acidic loaf with great oven spring. It performs well on enriched doughs and rye based doughs as well. It is mild or strong depending on the feeding schedule and takes well to adjustments, very resilient starter. Bubbly and mousse like when ready to bake with.
Taste & flavour
- 50% Water
- 50% Flour
- 50% Water
- 50% All purpose flour
Starter lives in the fridge when not baked with. When using, I take it out the night before and feed it with a large ratio of 1:3:3 or 1:4:4. It is used either the next morning or refed if it is still very acidic. Feeding ratio is always based on the time when I want to use it and and adjusted as such or adjusted to the mildness I need for a recipe.
50% Water 50% All purpose flour
This starter was made from white wheat ap flour and water with a 50/50 mixture. It was refed daily for four days and then twice a day after that when it got active.
50% Water 50% Flour
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