It's been a long time since I baked any sourdough worth mentioning. My starter had been at the back of the fridge for several months and I finally got around to refershing it last week. When I took it out it had a liquid on top and had gone grey. After throwing away most of it and starting again in a new jar, 2 refreshes and it was ready to go.
With my new starter I made a batch of sourdough ciabatta rolls and an experiment of olive and parmesan. Below is the quantities of my dough and the timing.
- 200g starter (100% hydration, 80% white, 20%rye)
- 450g white organic flour
- 50g whole wheat organic flour
- 325g water
- 9g salt
- 90g split black olives
- grated parmesan
I started by mixing the starter, water, flour and salt and letting rest for 30min. Quick 5min knead and then rest for 45min. I did 3 sets of folding at 45 min intervals with the final fold being used to shape the dough. It was also at this time that I stretched the dough into a rectangle and placed the olives and grated parmesan on top before doing the fold.
I then place the dough in a round banneton and placed it in the fridge overnight (about 8-9 hours). In the morning I took it out and let it come back to room temperature for about 2 hours.
Once it has returned to room temperature I slashed the top (very exciting as I didn't drag the lame for the first time and there were bubbles under the surface!!). I place it in a 240 degree over on a pizza stone covered with a stainless steel bowl for 15min. After that I turned it the oven down to 220 degrees for a further 20min.
When I opended the oven and uncovered the bread it was very exiting to see that it had risen and the slashes had worked. It was still a bit light in colour at this point so I left it uncovered for a further 10min.
After all this I think I ended up getting only 2 slices as the in-laws and my 6 year old daughter ate the rest.
Here are the picture.