Busy Schedule Sourdough Loaf

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This is a really simple (although not quick) sourdough loaf to fit around any schedule.  The slow proving stages of sourdough makes the proving timings much more flexible and sympathetic to a  busy or unpredictable lifestyle:

  • Put the flours in a bowl and add the sourdough culture and warm water
  • Mix together with a spatula or with the dough-hook attachment in a mixer
  • Knead (by hand or mixer) until soft and pliable (around 10 minutes in the mixed on a medium low speed)
  • Cover and leave to rest for a couple or more hours or in the fridge if for longer
  • Punch out the air by shoving your finger-tips or knuckles into the dough on a work-surface, then shape into a ball and leave in a proving basket or covered bowl for 6 to 12 hours
  • Pre-heat the oven to 190c with a baking tray on the middle shelf (or baking/pizza stone if you have one) and lightly dust with flour
  • Pop a loaf tin or roasting tin in the bottom of the oven and pour in some water – this will steam the over and help develop a chewy crust on the loaf.  This isn’t essential however
  • Gently tip the risen loaf onto the tray/stone and bake for 30 minutes or until it has taken on a good golden colour

 

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