Bernie recipe

Bernie

South Hadley, United States

Age

3Years
Color

Country of origin United States

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Bernie

Since 2016

I watched "Cooked" and loved the sourdough episode. I've always loved sourdough and have baked "regular" breads before, but thought I'd give sourdough a try.

Characteristics

My breads have become very sour (which I like) because I now leave my starter to sit at room temperature (or in the oven with the light on) for at least 2 days without feeding, before baking with it. Since I use all whole grains in my breads, including rye flour, I do have a fairly heavy rye flavor. The breads do not rise a ton, because they are 100% whole grain.

Taste & flavour

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Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 50% Whole Rye Flour
  • 50% Room temperature water

Feeding ingredients

  • 50% Whole Rye Flour
  • 50% Water
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I add equal parts (usually about 1/4 cup at a time) of whole rye flour and room temperature water. When not in use, I feed about once per week. When I bake, I take it out, feed it about once per day, then wait maybe 2 days to bake with it, so that it's nice and sour.
50% Whole Rye Flour 50% Water

Working method

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My starter is made from whole rye flour, milled by my mother so it's fairly fresh. I add equal parts rye flour and water to feed it.
50% Whole Rye Flour 50% Room temperature water

Result

100% whole grain breads

Most of these have seeds(caraway, sunflower, and pumpkin).All are 100% whole grain.
Bernie 100% whole grain breads first overview
Bernie 100% whole grain breads second overview
Bernie 100% whole grain breads first slice
Bernie 100% whole grain breads second slice

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