Henry Jones recipe

Henry Jones

Buxton, United States

Age

34Years
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Country of origin United States

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Henry Jones

Since 1984

I love to bake and an ancestor worked on cattle drives in "The Old West," so I thought it would be a fun connection to some family heritage. I started Henry in 1984 or 1985 from a recipe in a magazine supplement about authentic chuckwagon/cattle drive sourdough cooking. He has been bubbling away ever since, with the occasional mishap. So, I keep a spare bit frozen to recharge if needed.

Characteristics

It provides a nice tangy flavor to bread and pizza dough. I usually use it in conjunction with yeast in the dough, and rely on the starter more for flavor. Using it as a supplement allows me far more control over the baking times and results.

Taste & flavour

Henry Jones top shot
Henry Jones jar shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • Cup Water
  • Cup Flour

Feeding ingredients

1
I add 1C flour, 3/4 C water, mix it all up and the next day I will remove about 1C to either use or discard.

Working method

1
1 C Room temperature water.
Cup Water
2
1-1/2 C King Arthur flour
Cup Flour
3
1/4 tsp yeast
4
Mix all together and let it start to bubble--it took a couple of days. I haven't added yeast since 1984, and it has been exposed to wild yeasts in 2 parts of Maine and central Texas.

Result

Pizza, Bread, English Muffins.

I use it in bread, pizza, biscuits, rolls and english muffins.
Henry Jones Pizza, Bread, English Muffins. first overview
Henry Jones Pizza, Bread, English Muffins. second overview
Henry Jones Pizza, Bread, English Muffins. first slice
Henry Jones Pizza, Bread, English Muffins. second slice

Pizza, Bread, English Muffins.

Henry Jones Pizza, Bread, English Muffins. first overview

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