Back after a ten year break
There is an old saying that a lazy engineer is the best engineer, as they will always find the quickest, easiest and least wasteful way of doing anything.
so with the cost of everything going through the roof I decided to plan a way to bake a few times a week with no waste. No fancy stuff had to be simple as time is precious.
I don’t throw away starter I don’t do complex builds. I build the starter over a few days from a very small amount and use that for baking when it’s at the right size.
My recipe calls for 150g of starter. So I start the build with
10g plaid flour
Day 2 morning
75g plain flour
Day 3 morning
I pour 150g of starter into the mixer bowl
followed by 300g water. Swill this around.
550g of good quality flour I mix this up either full white, or part wholemeal.
mix in stand mixer for ten minutes till smooth.
slightly oil glass storage container mark level
with a pen.
I let the dough rise approx 30% takes approx 3 hours, after this shape and put straight into bread proving basket with shower cap on then into fridge for overnight proving
I bake around 8am
cast iron casserole pot in the oven at 235 deg c for 45 mins
Dough out of fridge, tip onto a baking sheet score, drop into casserole dish, I add some ice under baking sheet. Lid on back in oven for 20 mins
After 20 mins remove lid and bake reduce temp
to 220 deg c cook for a further 25mins
Start over with 10g of starter and so on.