Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rye Sourdough Boule with Sprouted Wheat

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Sourdough Starter:

100 g  rye sourdough starter

306 g water

305 g rye flour (dark, stone ground)

Let ferment for 7 hours.

The combine the sourdough starter and 666 g sprouted wheat*. Let ferment for 5 hours.

*To make sprouted wheat kernels: (instructions from Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Bread)

  • rinse 2 cups (360 g) of berries (whole grain hard red spring wheat) to eliminate stones or dirt
  • place grains in a covered container and cover with 4 cups (890g) of water (filtered or spring) at room temperature
  • soak for 12-24 hours
  • drain the grains
  • rinse the soaked grains
  • return them to the container, cover, and let sprout at room temperature
  • little tails should show within 3-6 hours
  • if not, rinse and drain again and wait for the sprouts to show
  • refrigerate the sprouted grains until you are ready to use them in final dough.

Final dough:
sourdough starter and wheat
1000g stone ground rye flour
540 g water
170 g dried apricots
23 g salt
Combine the ingredients. Set aside for 1 hour. Shape a boule, put into basket and proof for 8 hours.
at 500F for 20 minutes, with steam
at 450F for 20 minutes
at 400F for 20 minutes.
Let rest for 12-24 hours before slicing.

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