St John's Sourdough recipe

St John's Sourdough

Debary, United States
Perfect sourdough

Age

3Years
Color

Country of origin United States

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33%
8%
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St John's Sourdough

Since 2016

Taste and health.

Characteristics

St John's is a very reliable starter that is easy, and almost foolproof to make. It is very fast too, enabling the baker to use it successfully in only 5 days. It stores well in the refrigerator. It has a mellow flavor, not too tart. More creamy and buttery than most starters.

Taste & flavour

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Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 192g Water
  • 32g Chopped dried dates
  • 20g Greek yogurt
  • 40g Rye flour
  • 40g Ap flour
  • 20g Rye flour
  • 20g Ap flour

Feeding ingredients

  • 100g Water
  • 50g Ap flour
  • 50g Rye
1
I only feed when depleted from use. Or if I haven't used it in a long time, I will remove 50g and discard the rest. Then feed it the following amounts
100g Water 50g Ap flour 50g Rye

Working method

1
Make the yeasted date water. Be sure to shake or stir twice a day. Should be ready after day 3. Tip: use chopped dates that are lightly coated with dextrose.
192g Water 32g Chopped dried dates
2
Use 80g of yeasted date water. Add the following ingredients, then set aside at room temperature for 8 hours.
20g Greek yogurt 40g Rye flour 40g Ap flour
3
Add another 40g of the yeasted date water. Add the following ingredients then set aside at room temperature for two hours, or until doubled. It is now ready to use or you can refrigerate it for future use.
20g Rye flour 20g Ap flour

Result

St John's Sourdough Bread

Ultimate Do Nothing Bread. Spelt and whole grain white wheat. 70% hydration. 12-84 hour cold fermentation.
St John's Sourdough St John's Sourdough Bread first overview
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St John's Sourdough St John's Sourdough Bread first slice
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Ciabatta

Lovely loaves of ciabatta. 80% hydration. 8 hour cold autolyze and 12 hour cold ferment.
St John's Sourdough Ciabatta first overview
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St John's Sourdough Ciabatta first slice
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Flour Tortillas

Flavorful flatbread.
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St John's Sourdough Flour Tortillas first slice
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Pizza

Lovely thin and crispy crust sourdough pizza!
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Brioche & Babka

Lovely brioche. Czech babka filled with cheese and cherries.
St John's Sourdough Brioche & Babka first overview
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St John's Sourdough Brioche & Babka first slice
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