my daily sourdough bread

Charcoal Sourdough Bread Recipe

Natasha Krajnc

A twist on the basic white wheat sourdough bread – charcoal sourdough bread with interesting grey to black color, perfect for sandwiches.

You'll need the following INGREDIENTS:

– 400 g white wheat flour – 300 g water (75% hydration level) – 100 g active rye or white wheat sourdough starter (100% hydration) – 8 g fine sea salt – 1 teaspoon charcoal powder

In the evening (day before baking), first dissolve 1 teaspoon of charcoal powder in 300 g of water. Add 100 g of sourdough starter and mix by hand.

Add 400 of flour and mix all ingredients until they come together. Cover the bowl with the kitchen cloth and let the dough rest for 1 hour. This rest is called autolyse.

Observe how the dough becomes more extensible after the rest. Letting your dough to rest after mixing it is a great option if you don’t know how much water your flour absorbs.

You can start with less water, let the dough rest and then see if you need to add more water.

After 1 hour, you will notice the dough has relaxed a little bit. Add 8 g of salt and knead the dough for 5 minutes so it becomes stretchy.

Bread bun

Natasha Krajnc

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