How to Cook Perfect Sourdough

Sourdough.

How to Cook Perfect Sourdough You can cook Sourdough using 6 ingredients and 7 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Sourdough

  1. You need 400 g of all-purpose flour.
  2. You need 100 g of whole wheat flour.
  3. Prepare of ~350g (70% baker's percentage) water.
  4. It’s of ~75g (15%) active sourdough starter at 100% hydration.
  5. You need of ~10g (2%) salt.
  6. Prepare as needed of Rice flour.

Sourdough instructions

  1. Mix flours and water together in a bowl, and let sit for 45-60 minutes (autolyse)..
  2. Add starter and knead into dough – I need about 5-10 minutes until the dough appears quite smooth. Then add the salt and fold it in..
  3. Bulk ferment for ~6 hours at room temperature in a covered bowl (my apartment is usually ~75F), and stretch-and-fold every 30-60 minutes until the dough begins to hold its structure..
  4. Pour the dough gently onto a floured bench and shape the dough into a taut ball (for a boule). Line a deep bowl with a cotton towel and dust with all-purpose flour or rice flour (latter is better at preventing the dough from sticking to the cloth). Place the dough into the bowl, smooth side down..
  5. Proof for 1-2 hours and check with the finger poke test every once in a while. Preheat oven to 500F along with dutch oven..
  6. Flip the dough onto parchment paper and score. Place into dutch oven and bake for 20 minutes with lid on, then remove the lid and bake for additional 20-30 minutes at 430F or until golden brown crust..
  7. Cool bread at least an hour before slicing!.

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