Whole Wheat Sourdough

Updated: Jun 7

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This was my first time attempting whole wheat sourdough with a higher ratio of whole wheat flour proportion. From my observation of adapting split dough method, the individual dough will have a greater strength and gluten development, hence achieving a better oven spring and I was delighted to see the final appearance of the loaf!


Baker's Percentage

For Basic Dough

  • 100% Japanese Bread Flour 200g

  • 70% Water 140g

  • 20% Levain 40g

  • 2% Sea Salt 4g

For Whole Wheat Dough

  • 100% Japanese Whole Wheat Flour 200g

  • 75% Water 150g

  • 20% Levain 40g

  • 2% Sea Salt 4g

Method

1. During the initial stage, both dough will be prepared separately (before lamination)


For Basic Dough:

  • Autolyse flour and water for 1-2 hours

  • Add levain, rest for 30 minutes

  • Add salt, rest for 30 minutes

  • Coil fold 2 sets, 30-40 minutes interval

For Whole Wheat Dough:

  • Autolyse whole wheat flour and water for 1-2 hours

  • Add levain, rest for 30 minutes

  • Add salt, rest for 30 minutes

  • Coil fold 2 sets, 30-40 minutes interval

2. Combination of Basic and Whole Wheat Dough

  • At 3rd set of coil fold, combine basic, whole wheat dough together and rest for 30-40 minutes

  • Coil fold 2 sets, 30-40 minutes interval and rest the dough for at least 1 hour before shaping

  • Preshape the dough, bench rest for 20 minutes

  • Shape the dough, proof the dough in the banneton basket for 10-20 minutes

  • Cold retard 12-16 hours at 1-3°C

3. And finally, it's ready to be baked

  • Place dutch oven in the oven and preheat at 250°C for 30 minutes

  • Bake covered at 250°C for 25 minutes, and bake another 15 minutes at 230°C uncovered

  • Cool for at least 3 hours before slicing

Note

  • Total bulk time 6 hours at 25°C

  • Nippon Murasaki Botan was used as Japanese Bread Flour (Protein 13.5%), the product can be found at our shop, simply click "Order Form" to find out


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