Perfect sourdough

Age

8Years
Color

Country of origin Finland

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Mixture

50%
50%
Liquid Flour Other
Pertti

Since 2011

Pertti only got his name today — but he has been my trusted friend and colleague for many years already. I grew and raised him from scratch, and he still still constantly amazes me by making my bread rise beautifully and taste delicious. (Actually I'm not 100% sure of the year I brought him to life as I didn't think to write it down... But the estimate is close to reality)

Characteristics

Pertti is a rugged, strong guy: a starter that despite (or maybe because of) years of mistreatment and searching for its limits (days on the kitchen counter without food, weeks in the fridge untouched) has grown into a reliable partner who creates bread with a pleasant, not overly sour flavor and a great rise.

Taste & flavour

Pertti top shot
Pertti jar shot
Pertti front shot
Pertti rising shot

Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 50% Organic whole grain wheat flour
  • 50% Organic all-purpose wheat flour
  • 100% Water

Feeding ingredients

  • 100% Organic all-purpose wheat flour
  • 90% Water
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Usually, a simple feeding is enough: take a tablespoon (or so) of the starter from the fridge, mix in flour and water in equal amount and stir well. Then leave the mixture in a jar on the kitchen counter for 8-12 hours before using and/or storing in the refrigerator again. Compared to the starter creation phase, I use a bit less water, and only white flour to keep the flavor mild.
100% Organic all-purpose wheat flour 90% Water

Working method

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I created Pertti as a very basic sourdough starter at 100% hydration, mixing 50% whole grain wheat flour and 50% white wheat flour following Chad Robertson's instructions in Tartine Bread.
50% Organic whole grain wheat flour 50% Organic all-purpose wheat flour 100% Water

Result

Various Sourdough Breads

I use Pertti to bake all kinds of bread from white country loaves to whole wheat breads, and even rye bread.
Pertti Various Sourdough Breads first overview
Pertti Various Sourdough Breads second overview
Pertti Various Sourdough Breads first slice
Pertti Various Sourdough Breads second slice

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