I found this recipe on my new favorite Forum for Sourdough Bakers. This recipe actually doesn’t call for sourdough starter, but it is very sourdough like! I wanted to try a fun bread, and this sounded like fun!
You make the bread and mix mix mix in an electric stand mixer. The dough is left to sit and rise for 3 hours. It is very messy – not your normal bread dough. Then you form it into a loaf and bake it!
Ok, here we go!
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500 g bread flour (about 3 cups)
475 g water (about 2 cups)
2 tsp yeast
15 g salt (about 2 tsp)
In an electric stand mixer, combine all the ingredients. It is important to measure by weight, if at all possible.
Start the mixer, and mix until everything is combined together in a dough. Let rest for 5-10 minutes.
Now is the fun part! Turn the mixer back on and mix for about 20 minutes. It will start off a thick dough, turn kinda into a pancake batter type consistency, and then turn thick again.
It will be sticky! Just make sure it doesn’t climb up into the inside of your mixer… not fun to clean out at all. Trust me.
Place in a greased bowl and cover with a towel. Let sit for 3-4 hours. The mixture should triple in size. And get all bubbly!
Cut dough into 2 pieces on a very well floured surface. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees.
Shape the dough into a long rectangle (or whatever shape you want!). Let rise while the oven preheats (it will take awhile – about 45 minutes to 1 hour for me).
Grease and flour a baking sheet and carefully flip the bread upside down and place on the baking sheet. This will redistribute the bubbles to give you a nice, bubbly bread. Because the dough is so .. loose and free … you will think you ruined it, and the shape will be off. That is fine!
Here is a picture of before I flipped it (left hand side), and after I flipped it (right hand side). It definitely isn’t the same shape, but hey, that gives it character, right??
Or how about the other loaf.. HA!
I baked these one at a time. Bake at 500 for 20 minutes. If you are into checking the temp, it should be 205 degrees F internally.
Now this is a nice crusty loaf of bread!
And it is so chewy and full of bubbles on the inside.
Yum! This went perfect with a bowl of chili!
This was the weird shaped one … ehhh. It still tasted good!