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Country of origin Canada

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Fievel

Since 2018

I was reading a book about the origins of farming and the domestication of cereals and grains as a precursor to the formation of cities. In it, they talked about how sourdough was how all breads were made before modern baker's yeast was created. I wanted to learn about how to bake all sorts of things from scratch so I raised a wild yeast.

Characteristics

Fievel is a strong starter, quick to spring back after a rest in the fridge. He is tangy but not overbearing - a light flavour that can be controlled based on preference. Fievel floats for a long time so if I need to start a levain late, he still has enough power.

Taste & flavour

Fievel top shot
Fievel jar shot
Fievel front shot
Fievel rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 100g Organic bc whole red fife flour
  • 150g Water
  • 50g Organic bc whole red fife flour
  • 75g Starter mixture
  • 50g Ap flour
  • 125g Water
  • 50g Organic bc whole red fife flour
  • 75g Starter mixture
  • 50g Ap flour
  • 125g Water
  • 50g Organic bc whole red fife flour
  • 75g Starter mixture
  • 50g Ap flour
  • 125g Water
  • 50g Starter mixture
  • 100g Rogers whole wheat bread flour
  • 100g Water

Feeding ingredients

  • 100g Rogers white bread flour
  • 50g Sourdough starter
  • 100g Water
1
Scoop out starter until only 50g is left in the jar - Jar is rotated and cleaned once a week. I originally started with Whole Wheat Bread Flour but have since switched to White.
100g Rogers white bread flour 50g Sourdough starter 100g Water

Working method

1
Day 1 Starting from an organic Fife grain on March 20, 2018. Mix ingredients and wait.
100g Organic bc whole red fife flour 150g Water
2
Day 2 Stir and store above the fridge. Average about 25°C. After 24 hours, refresh with fresh flour and water. Water was warm but not measured.
50g Organic bc whole red fife flour 75g Starter mixture 50g Ap flour 125g Water
3
Day 3 Repeat previous step: Stir and store above the fridge. Average about 25°C. After 24 hours, refresh with fresh flour and water. Water was warm but not measured.
50g Organic bc whole red fife flour 75g Starter mixture 50g Ap flour 125g Water
4
Day 5 and Day 6 Repeat previous step, but this time every 12 hours.
50g Organic bc whole red fife flour 75g Starter mixture 50g Ap flour 125g Water
5
Day 7 and onwards Feed every 12 hours.
50g Starter mixture 100g Rogers whole wheat bread flour 100g Water

Result

Sourdough Russian Easter Cake

A dense tall cake with cranberries and icing on top.
Fievel Sourdough Russian Easter Cake first overview
Fievel Sourdough Russian Easter Cake second overview
Fievel Sourdough Russian Easter Cake first slice

Sourdough Pizza

This was delicious but I found that my oven didn't get hot enough to give me a really good crust.
Fievel Sourdough Pizza first overview
Fievel Sourdough Pizza second overview
Fievel Sourdough Pizza first slice

Chocolate Sourdough

This variation of sourdough has cocoa and espresso with dried cherries. It tastes like cake even with no sugar!
Fievel Chocolate Sourdough  first overview
Fievel Chocolate Sourdough  second overview
Fievel Chocolate Sourdough  first slice
Fievel Chocolate Sourdough  second slice

Olive Loaf

A country loaf with olive oil, herbs, and olives.
Fievel Olive Loaf first overview
Fievel Olive Loaf second overview
Fievel Olive Loaf first slice

Rainbow Bread!

Using gel food coloring, I was able to create a rainbow bread.
Fievel Rainbow Bread! first overview
Fievel Rainbow Bread! second overview
Fievel Rainbow Bread! first slice
Fievel Rainbow Bread! second slice

Blooming Loaf

A dark outer crust that opens as the loaf rises. Poppy seeds on the inside layer help the parts separate.
Fievel Blooming Loaf first overview
Fievel Blooming Loaf second overview
Fievel Blooming Loaf first slice
Fievel Blooming Loaf second slice

Sourdough Challah

A sweeter bread, this challah was a hit at when the parents came to visit!
Fievel Sourdough Challah first overview
Fievel Sourdough Challah second overview
Fievel Sourdough Challah first slice
Fievel Sourdough Challah second slice

Country Loaf

A basic country loaf with spelt flour.
Fievel Country Loaf first overview
Fievel Country Loaf second overview
Fievel Country Loaf first slice
Fievel Country Loaf second slice

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