Hansel recipe

Hansel

Los Angeles, United States

Age

5Years
Color

Country of origin United States

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Hansel

Since 2014

A friend had started baking and gave me some of his starter. I knew nothing about how bread was made or the benefits of sourdough. I made my first loaf with the Tartine Country Loaf recipe published by the NYT. I've been hooked ever since!

Characteristics

My sourdough smells sweet and yeasty, and sometimes rises so much it overflows out of the jar.

Taste & flavour

Hansel top shot
Hansel jar shot
Hansel front shot
Hansel rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 1tsp Starter
  • 1tbsp Water
  • 1tbsp Flour
  • 1tbsp Flour
  • 2tsp Water
  • 1tbsp Flour
  • 1tsp Water
  • .3Cup Flour
  • .25Cup Water

Feeding ingredients

  • 100g Bread flour
  • 100g Water
1
I discard all but 100g of my starter and add 100g of fresh flour and 100g of fresh water. Mix and I leave it out until it's risen at least double.
100g Bread flour 100g Water

Working method

1
I use a small piece of my dried up starter and let it soak in 1 tbsp of water, then I add 1 tbsp of flour and leave it out for 24 hours.
1tsp Starter 1tbsp Water 1tbsp Flour
2
The next day I add another 1 tbsp of flour and 2 tsp of water. Leave for another 24 hrs.
1tbsp Flour 2tsp Water
3
The last day I add another 1 tbsp of flour and 1 tsp of water. Leave it for another 24 hrs and bubbling should start.
1tbsp Flour 1tsp Water
4
The next day I add 1/3 cup flour and 1/4 cup of water. At this point it should be bubbling. If not I'll continue feeding and discarding until it's established.
.3Cup Flour .25Cup Water

Result

Ciabatta

One of my favorite breads - Ciabatta with some authentic California olive oil.
Hansel Ciabatta first overview
Hansel Ciabatta second overview
Hansel Ciabatta first slice
Hansel Ciabatta second slice

Sourdough

I love making traditional sourdough.
Hansel Sourdough first overview
Hansel Sourdough second overview

Jalapeno Loaf

Hansel Jalapeno Loaf first overview
Hansel Jalapeno Loaf second overview
Hansel Jalapeno Loaf first slice

New York Rye

I love Rye Bread, especially a classic NY Rye.
Hansel New York Rye first overview
Hansel New York Rye second overview
Hansel New York Rye first slice
Hansel New York Rye second slice

Lithuanian Black Bread

Hansel Lithuanian Black Bread first overview

Olive Bread Rolls

Hansel Olive Bread Rolls first overview

100% Whole Wheat

Hansel 100% Whole Wheat first overview
Hansel 100% Whole Wheat second overview
Hansel 100% Whole Wheat first slice

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