22:00 Place starter in the fridge. Is that where I am going wrong? You can find lots of recipes online for using discarded starter. So I have stopped doing it. My question is about the flour you use for your bread making, I am using Allinson strong white bread flour and when you are dusting the table to shape, your flour appears more dusty for want of a better description. Adding flour to get the "right" consistency is not really the point. Feed the starter 8-10 hours before baking for less sour loaves. 16:40 Take out from the oven and cool. I refrigerated the flour and it's still cold...  better let it come to room temperature first;  where did I put that damn roll of parchment paper [smile]. Dough rises faster in the warmth, and so bringing it away from a warm place will always mean the second proof will be slower because of the drop in temperature. Please could you tell me, what size banneton basket are you using for a sourdough loaf? This site is powered by Drupal. This is a sign that your starter has fermented and is ready for a feed. You now have 9 oz of starter. 13:25 Final proof. So don’t despair if you are starting with a small quantity. As long as you don't kill it (i.e. My loaves are the weirdest looking specimens ever! There are certain things that I would and certain things that I wouldn’t, but sometimes it can be hard to draw the line…. This comes with experience but as a new baker, the focus and concern will be getting the dough to rise and produce a good finished loaf. Shop. Even if the starter goes dormant, you can bring it back with regular feedings a few days before you plan to bake … Most of my bulk fermentation times are in the 2 - 3  1/2 hour range but I do make a Vollkornbrot that has a bulk time fo 20 minutes. Storage of a few weeks to a few months. On the basis that “Wetter is Better?” or do you not believe that? Useful video: Bread Tip 108 - 11 Things you can Bake Bread in.... The bread recipe I follow uses the same quantities that you used but says knead on a slightly olive oiled board, it then says leave to rise in a lightly oiled bowl. The Fresh Loaf is not responsible for community member content. Why does home baked bread tend to dried out a lot quicker than store bought bread? 15g starter : 50:50 flour/water. 4)  In my search for truly sour SD (which I love as much as I do a good sweet SD bread) I have learned that using old starter - sometimes even a day or two AFTER it has peaked (and left at room temp for that day or two!) With a few feeds, your starter will be back in action: bubbly, happy, and ready for your next baking adventure. Discard all but 50g of your sourdough starter (this discarded starter can be kept in the fridge and added to pancake batters or used to make crumpets). If you do that though, you'll need to adjust the flour and water in the recipe to make up for the missing 75g of starter (ie 37.5 more water and 37.5 more flour in the final dough recipe). Leave the 3 oz starter at room temperature for 12-24 hours. This generally takes 4-5 hours but the time can vary based on dough temperature and room temperature. No other “baker” does that whether in print or internet ” — Paul. I always use fresh yeast when possible, and although I used to have a few dry sachets in the cupboard for when I am in a proper pinch, I don’t any more. Sign Up. To bake with starter, you’ll want it to be active. 22:00 Place starter in the fridge. or just before when it requires a feed ? Add equal amounts of flour and lukewarm water – around 200g is … Within that recommendation, there are countless variables. It's not someting you need to be doing, but it is something you could be doing. What Feeding a Sourdough Starter without Having to Discard Looks Like for Me. In my experience, the biggest single issue new SD bakers face is understanding and managing fermentation. Played with my oven, flour types/brand, starters, mixing techniques and times, shaping techniques, etc. To ready your refrigerated starter for baking: Take the starter out of the fridge, discard all but 4 ounces (1/2 cup), and feed it as usual. BAKER: If you want to be baking regularly, you should feed your starter every day. That, and the condensation on the outside of the bread, are what are needed for a crunchy crust! Yes they are liquids but they don’t make up part of the “liquid” element in the recipe. Meanwhile can anyone please tell me how/when should i use the starter ?Should I use the starter just after feeding it ? Feed the starter as described in steps 1 & 2 (see note). Leave the 3 oz starter at room temperature for 12-24 hours. Saturday. Here’s how I maintain my starter (well, starters, now that I’ve added a grape version to my stash; yes, at the time of publishing this post, I have two now): I keep a small jar of starter in the fridge and typically use it once or twice a week to bake. 16:40 Take out from the oven and cool. I noticed that your recipe puts the water in straight away, whereas other sourdough recipes only add the water to the oven part way through the bake. By Tamar Adle r. May 18, 2020. 09:20 Prepare the ingredients. An oily focaccia for example always has a thinner, softer crust than a baguette for example, and so, if I was making something crusty I would avoid oil. FEEDING THE STARTER. You are going away on a short break and will return to baking once back. Reply CH April 16, 2020 at 9:46 pm. Can you explain why you recommend keeping exactly “1 tablespoon of starter and then discarding the rest” plus 50g flour:50g for feeding is significant? Not sour enough: Use un-fed starter. I'd love to hear how others manage feeding/baking schedules! If not, give another feed and wait until tomorrow. When getting set to bake, make use of the current starter within 3-4 hours of feeding, to make sure the starter is high on action. 08:00 Remove starter from the fridge. Storage of a few weeks to a few months. 2. When dealing with a new baker (new to sourdough) and sourdough, the greatest potential for failure lies with the leavening power of the starter. You can puff the dough NOT to the max, slash and bake, allowing the final puff to happpen in the oven so that the crust busts open beautifully. :-) Lee, you went in quite a depth with a lot of information. Mix for a minute or so to make sure everything is … It is important to continue feeding the starter at room temperature until it is reliably bubbly a few hours after feeding, for 3 consecutive feedings. The way I manage my starter is to use, feed, use, feed, sleep, repeat. You’ll be able to find a rhythm of never needing to feed your starter until you want to bake. Use a timer and a digital scale! Just a quick question, can you use Honey in baking bread? Will be careful and use the young starter. Only thing is a thick skin starts to form on the top - but it doesn't fall. This is when you know that it … I got this (again) in the face after moving here to Indonesia and blithely assuming my past experience would allow me to immediately begin baking great SD. I recommend keeping 100g of dough from a loaf in the fridge in a covered container, then adding it to your next batch a few days or even a week later. Thus, it will start to "grow" again the minute you incorporate the starter into your bread mix (as long as you have not killed it by starvation/lack of food for too long!). How does that work and should that be something I need to be doing? I have found that if I’ve fed my starter and it’s only been in the fridge for a day or two I can go ahead and use it for a sourdough recipe without feeding first. Write down what you do each time. 11:00 1st S & F. 12:00 2nd S & F. 1300 Shape. I just do a float test. To feed your sourdough starter, firstly use a clean utensil to remove all but 125 g of the sourdough starter from the jar. I am looking around for an easy beginners loaf to start with. I would very much appreciate some input to improve the taste. You ONLY know how well it's done after your loaf cools. You bake once a week, but don’t want to feed it every day. or just before when it requires a feed ? 16:0 0 Bake. Adding oil to a recipe will affect the final bread, but unless you are using a LOT of oil then I don’t think it will. Repeat as necessary, every 12 hours, until you notice the starter doubling or tripling in volume in 6 to 8 hours. Thank you once again. Seal the jar and store at room temperature or in the fridge. I take at least 7-8 hours to make and shape the bread. You bake once every couple of weeks, once a month, or once every 2 months. I remember all the "problems" I had when I first started baking SD years ago - and again, more recently when I moved to Indonesia and was so far out of my comfort zone as EVERYTHING is so different here. 20:00 Feed starter . First loaf - want it to be good :-) atleast edible. So don’t despair if you are starting with a small quantity. The only real rule of thumb for feeding is to keep your starter addition at less than 50% of the total weight. I think the best way to learn will be to bake more n more often and learning in the process. If you do not plan to bake with the starter on the day it is fed, refrigerate 3-4 hours after feeding. True, it does have max leavening (rising) power at this point. - and... is one of the great things about the TFL site. I find that often in a video it looks like my dough isn't sticky, people are often surprised in class about how sticky it actually is! If my starter doesn't fall even after 24 hrs and nor does it develop any hooch as I have been reading about it - it just forms a thick layer on the top - should this be a concern ? From using rye in my starter to the great flexible time line you laid out in a follow up video. You all MUST know by now that when I make bread at home it has to be three things. One or two feedings is all it needs. Thanks! Was chagrined to discover the primary culprit was simple overproofing - despite bulk and proof times as low as 1/4 (yeah one fourth!) If you are lightly greasing, then it should be ok. Also, what is the purpose of putting the tray of water in the oven? I noticed you kneaded on a dry board. Thank you in advance! The optimum time to use it will be when there are lots of bubbles at its surface and it has has physically risen to its peak level, just before deflating back down again. Also, sounds like the lack of oven spring is BECAUSE you are letting it rise in the basket. Thank you Cerevisiae & AbeNW11 . So delicious. Hi,I'm baking bread for about a year from Biga and Poolish, and now i want to start sourdough. Theoretically the more steam in your oven, the hotter you can bake your bread for longer without it burning. Does the type of yeast I use, fresh or dry, make the final bread taste any different? It's fun, and I like the bread. I guess this advice will go a long way with me. When it comes to the finish of your bread you can use whatever you like. If you see anything inappropriate on the site or have any questions, contact me at floydm at thefreshloaf dot com. I let the loafs ferment for 2 days. Sourdough Starter for the Baking Skeptic. Granola, like oats and things of that nature, because they are not ground finely like flour won't absorb the moisture as well. only to dicover (with the help of others at TFL) that,  damned if I wasn't STILL overfermenting! But if you go over a week, you’ll need to feed your starter once or twice before using it again. And so, I would be inclined to work it out without the molasses, butter etc. If you are still struggling take the moisture in the recipe down to a more manageable level for you, and work your way up when you feel comfortable. To check, I wish to bake the first loaf. I’m having a problem with this recipe. So lively! That's the true test. I hope you find this page helpful and here’s a tip for you: If you are looking for something in particular and your on a computer, press Ctrl+F together on your keyboard to search for a key word. Meanwhile can anyone please tell me how/when should i use the starter ? Quite anxious and want things to work. For Nepakshi, I hope that this exchange proves educational and helpful. HappyBaking :-). 100% hydration or higher, in other words, you are adding an equal amount of water and flour by weight each time you "refresh"/feed it). 13:25 Final proof. advice?? Even after 24 hrs it maintains its level. or just before when it requires a feed ? If using measuring cups, combine 1 part sourdough starter, 1 part water, and a little less than 2 parts flour. To that end, the starter should be used near its peak. However, if you are preparing to bake with your starter, once it is active and bubbly for 3 consecutive feedings, you no longer need to discard any starter. I feel like it is often there to make the bread making process more accessible to beginners, to avoid the dreaded stickiness, therefore making bread making more appealing. My dough is wet and sticky too, but because of the way I handle it lightly and nimbly, it minimises sticking to things which comes with practice. If it is made of a flour that is NOT wholemeal, then that’ll make a difference too, your dough will be slacker. As for when to use the starter itself, I like to feed mine about 12 hours before usage, not so much for flavour, but I will know for sure that my starter is done chowing down and is ready to bake bread. If you're using a stiffer starter then it will act a bit differently (stiff starters have "peaked" - aka are "ripe" - just at the point they have reached their maximum increase in volume and may not actually collapse the way looser/wetter starters do). One thing worth a mention is your flour. I maintain it at 100% hydration. The wetter the dough and the longer you stretch out the bread making process, the more moisture the flour will take on, and so your finished bread will retain it’s moisture for longer resulting in a longer shelf life. And if you keep doing it, batch after batch, the flavour, texture, character of your bread will continue to improve time after time. For example, if you use a 1:1:1 ratio for your feeding, and you feed 20 grams of starter you’ll have 60 grams after the first feeding; 180 after the second; and 360 after the third, and so forth. starve the little yeast beasts by not feeding them for too long a period - typically DAYS, not HOURS! Build up Enough Sourdough Starter for Baking. I added a cup of granola as part of the total flour weight. FYI if you want sweeter breads, use your starter BEFORE it has peaked; if you want more sour bread, use it after it has peaked. For example, if you want to bake bread on Tuesday morning, give the starter the first feeding … From my own work and in the course of teaching others, I found that the concern and difficulty was often the exact opposite of what you describe. No other “baker” does that whether in print or internet ” — Paul. Feed the starter as described in steps 1 & 2 (see note). Then as it cools over time, the second rise will seem slow. How to prepare sourdough starter for baking. If you only bake once a week then feed your starter again so it has a supply of food then return it to the fridge after a few hours. Feed the starter with flour and water every 8-12 hours using one of the following methods: If using a scale to measure ingredients, combine equal amounts by weight of starter, water, and flour. I watched your sourdough 101 video and learned so much. Your bread's abilitiy to hold onto it's crunchy crust is down to how well your oven holds the steam during baking. Sourdough Starter Feeding Instructions Measure starter kept at room or remove ¼ cup starter from a refrigerator. It takes me 4 days to bake this bread. Fresh yeast has real character and it may sound silly, but I feel like the resulting bread tastes more like bread! A healthy, mature starter should be bubbly and double in 8 hours. Computer tips as well as bread tips ;-). Although my starter has been going for years and smells so good, it is not very sour. The dough is also so sticky when shaping that even with flour on the bottom I can't stitch my dough together nicely. You bake once every couple of weeks, once a month, or once every 2 months. Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. of SD bread comes from lactobacilli and acetic acids, which take hours (not minutes) to develop and, generally speaking, develop more fully the longer the fermentation process takes. As time passes and experiences grows, we each decide the best way to utilize sourdough. & Bread Tip 89 - DO NOT "Knead on a Floured Surface!". Add the water flour and salt and mix it together into a dough with your dough scraper. Let it rest, covered, until it becomes very bubbly and healthy looking. To feed it, bring it to room temperature, add the flour and water and then leave it out for 30 minutes to one hour before placing it back in the fridge. Fresh yeast keeps well and is available from lots of places with a little investigation. Take a look at your recipe, and if it calls for 150g of starter, feed your starter with 75g of flour and 75g of water so that the total volume of added ingredients is 150g. OMG. Saturday. This is called feeding a starter to expand it for bread baking. 6)  Most beginners overproof their breads. Anything that you are substituting water for, like eggs or milk for example, I would include in the hydration because it is part of the liquid element of the recipe. Bread Tip 55 - What is a Banneton Basket? This is when the starter will have its grreatest strength and potency. :-) Hey Jeff, I have my head reeling. Bread Tip 43 - What is a Bakers Percentage? I use the least as I can possibly get away with, and try to flick it across the table to cover as much surface as possible with a very fine amount. Then after enough practice you'll be able to handle a wet dough like a pro, or at least you’ll discover the level you are comfortable with. 200g flour + 200 grams water + 140 grams starter = 540 grams of starter. It was the easiest loaf I've ever baked. A wetter dough will bring different characteristics to the bread. 5)  As far as what recipe to use, I strongly suggest you choose one simple recipe, and make it over and over again until you get the hang of making SD breads. Nice. So, I baked my first loaf yesterday, after starting it the night before. Once the starter is in the refrigerator, you will need to get it out of hibernation and prepare the sourdough starter for baking.To prepare the sourdough starter for baking, take the starter out of the fridge and feed it 8-12 hours before you plan to start making the dough. https://honestcooking.com/bread-beast-baking-sourdough-starter Can I use freshly ground flour to feed my sourdough starter? I have been reading many of the blogs here since last few months and kind of preparing myself for the bake but its only when you actually start that basic questions as this pop up. What container should I use to do my bulk fermentation in? 7) Also... understand that SD bread making is mostly about fermentation (and temperature). To bake with starter, you’ll want it to be active. I find it’s also very floppy and difficult to shape. This is where the importance of a full strength starter, at its peak, comes in. SD is a living "breathing" thing and I must agree - no substitute for experience (which we ALL are still getting!) You now have 9 oz of starter. Susan's "Norwhich" SD bread is a good one to start with. For now just change one thing, take the water down to a manageable level, and work your way up only when and if you feel comfortable! I left the baby starter out during five warm days, then put it in the fridge for five more. I use 1kg oval banneton baskets, the dough for a sourdough loaf from my recipe will weigh around 850-880g for a loaf annd will fit just right. Spread it out to dry. When dealing with sourdough there are are great many factors and variables to consider. 09:50 Add the salt and knead. And the same goes if you start with warm water. The instructions for activating your sourdough starter and maintenance feedings, call for discarding all but ½ cup starter before each feeding. It will smell acidic, sometimes really … Order early, beat the RUSH! Contribute. For instance, 50 grams starter… Thank you for this pointers. I suspect ambient temperature may play a signficant role,  in our differences, as I usually teach classes in the  cold Winter months and I am guessing that you are dealing with much warmer temperatures. Ready your sourdough starter for storage. I always start everything at room temperature and rest it at room temperature for consistent rise. You’ll be able to find a rhythm of never needing to feed your starter until you want to bake. Hi :-)My new starter of 15 days seems to be ready. there is minimum rise at this point, then when it hits the oven BOOM! If the mother starter is not strong, the bread dough will not rise a lot even though the starter is used at its peak. I hope you find what you are looking for, and if you’ve got a question send it to me at breadsos@bakewithjack.co.uk. Yesterday was baking day. To begin your starter, mix 50g flour with 50g tepid water in a jar or, better still, a … Hi :-)My new starter of 15 days seems to be ready. Here’s how I maintain my starter (well, starters, now that I’ve added a grape version to my stash; yes, at the time of publishing this post, I have two now): I keep a small jar of starter in the fridge and typically use it once or twice a week to bake. Keep feeding it every day if you plan to regularly bake bread, but otherwise just keep it in the fridge with a loose-fitting lid. DMS is right... you actually do NOT need to use your starter just as its "peaked" - i.e. Bread Tip 89 - DO NOT "Knead on a Floured Surface! Useful video: 2 Ways to Make Bread That Lasts longer. 08:00 Remove starter from the fridge. I believe so! Maybe. Dec 14 2014 - 3:14pm. You get busy unexpectedly and need to stop feeding it daily. Simple, when you add the starter to your bread recipe you are mixing the starter with, uhh... yup... flour. Probably not… Oil used in kneading and in the bowl as your dough rests is there to stop things getting too sticky. 09:30 Start the autolyse . Oh God.. You get busy unexpectedly and need to stop feeding it daily. eating) flour and the byproducts of flour yeilded by the yeasts "digestion" of the flour, and the yeast is giving off CO2 gas which is the actual leavener of your bread. Useful video: Bread Tip 101 - Beginners Sourdough Loaf, Start to Finish. How should I have accounted for the granola? YES, wetter IS better… for me. Puffy, a good shape, and above all Practical. Finally for a baker new to sourdough,  I stick by my advice of using a starter that is near its peak in order to benefit from the potential rising power of that starter without having to wait for an eternity for that process to take place. If it's been stored in the fridge, take it out, and feed it with equal parts unbleached all-purpose flour and lukewarm water. Use that fed starter to bake a sourdough recipe within the next day. Do a search on the TFL site for "retarding" or referigerating" doughs and you will see that many of us referigerate our doughs to lengthen the fermentation times (either at bulk or proof or both) to develop more complex and flavorful breads. 09:20 Prepare the ingredients. Bake bread, of course! I never add additional flour, and only dust where necessary during the shaping stage. BUT... remember, your starter is living organism - bacteria and yeast, in simplest terms, are living on (i.e. the fermentation process (and thus leavening/rising) with"wild" yeasts occurs more slowly - primarily as a result of the lower yeast counts in homemade "wild yeast" starters vs. active/dry commercial yeasts you buy at the store. Experiment with different types, I often dust with wholemeal flour when I am making a rustic looking bread because it adds to the effect, where as semolina will leave you with a nice crunchy coating. Add flour to the starter with water every 8-12 hours employing one of the following methods: If the scale is your preferred instrument when measuring ingredients, blend equal amounts by weight of starter, water, and flour. I only feed my starter when baking, so I don’t have to discard much or any at all. Firstly, it’s probably about tactical apraying and dusting and folding in the stickiness at every stage. That makes a crust that stays put! 10:00 Bulk rise . Feed starter with flour and water: If using a scale to measure ingredients, combine equal amounts by weight of starter, water, and flour. Yes, it will still change the recipe but in a much more controllable way. I will keep asking questions till i get my bread right. 140 grams ÷ 540 grams = 25.9% The more starter you add the faster the new sugars will be consumed. Once it is doubling in that 4-6 hour mark after feeding, you can move into maintenance and start baking with it. Feed the remaining to bring back to 12 oz. I will try posting the photos for a better understanding. Sign Up. However, a complete understanding of that process,  before a loaf is ever baked,  is too much for most to comprehend without hands on experience simultaneously. If you like a bit of whole wheat in your SD as we do in my house, use my "Kuta" SD recipe on this site (search for "Kuta" on the TFL site) or go to:  http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/27567/kuta-sourdough-whole-wheat-tweak-susans-norwich-sd for my tweak of Susan's bread (which is just as easy to make). Once the starter is established, it will pretty much last forever in your fridge. With a few feeds, your starter will be back in action: bubbly, happy, and ready for your next baking adventure. Thank you Jeff ! That is what I have been doing lately, as in reading too much in order to prepare myself. 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