Wündêrbread

A work in progress. Shooting for a soft, fluffy bread.

The Dough

Ingredient Weight US Volume Bakers Percentage
Flour 350 g 12.35 oz 2.74 cups 100.00%
Water 145 g 5.11 oz 0.61 cups 41.43% (hydration)
Egg 57 g 2.01 oz 4 tbspns 16.29%
Powdered Milk 30 g 1.06 oz 2.08 tbspns 8.57%
Salt 18 g 0.63 oz 1.28 tbspns 5.14%
Sugar 50 g 1.76 oz 4 tbspns 14.29%
Vital Wheat Gluten 50 g 1.76 oz 3.52 tbspns 14.29%
Starter (100% hydration) 280 g 9.88 oz 2.19 cups 80.00%
Canola Oil 15 g 0.53 oz 1.12 tbspns 4.29%
Instant Potato Flakes 57 g 2 oz 4 tbspns 16.29%
Total Weight: 1051 grams / 37.07 ounces
Total Flour Weight: 350 grams / 12.35 ounces

Bakers percentages are relative to flour weight (flour equals 100%) and every other ingredient is a percentage of this. Flour from the Starter is not counted. Note: This recipe was uploaded in grams and has been automatically converted to other measures, let us know of any corrections.

Method

 

Place ingredients into breadmaker, liquids first, and start breadmaker on the dough setting. Let breadmaker run only through it's first mix cycle and then check dough. If it is well mixed and has formed a soft, round ball continue onto next step. If crumbly, add water. If soupy, add flour. Restart breadmaker and let run through first mix.
Place sourdough into loaf pan and cover with cling film to raise. When dough nears top, replace cling film with towel. It will take about 8 hours in a warm place.
 
Bake in 365 degree oven until done, about 25 mins

3 comments

Jack,

This is a VERY low hydration. 

Can't see how you will avoid getting a very dense loaf!

Cheers John

John, That is my thought too. I am using this site's features to help me figure out baker's percentages and hydration levels. I starter off with the same recipe, minus 100g of flour, and ended up with soup. I am starting to wonder if I mis-measured something.
I went back to my original recipe (the Lakota sourdough recipe) and made the same amendments that I did previously to make a delicious bread (in a smaller loaf). Last time I cross-referenced with the original recipe I was still using volume measurements. Also noted, I added the instant potatoes as 1/4c because I do not know its weight. I will find that out next time I mix up the recipe.