44 g cracked wheat
33 g water
120 g at 100% hydration with 10 g wheat bran used during the build
First Dough Soak
49 g White Whole Wheat Flour
51 g Bread Flour
All of soaker
All of starter
220g water at 83F
This step is meant to give the WWW
time to soak up some water and help
loosen up the starter for mixing when
the remaining bread flour and IDY
are added after 20 minutes. I've been letting the roughly mixed dough rest while I wash some the dishes and put away the ingredients that are no longer needed. Once the dishes are done, I mist the dough using a spray bottle and sprinkle the salt
230 g bread flour
8 g kosher salt
1/8 tsp instant dry yeast
After the salt has been mixed in, a quick knead and the dough goes into an oiled bowl or Cambro container. That's not how the bread books do it, they almost always have fewer steps. However, the extra time I take hasn't seemed to hurt the flavor of my breads so I'll indulge in those eccentricities until I read about something better and faster.
I've seen most of the daffodils and surprise lilies start to emerge from the ground already along with a few of the peony plantings showing up for work. The grass in the yard is still mostly brown which I like to attribute to the dry weather and temperatures rather than a dead lawn.
The usual suspects among the birds are still here. The juncos haven't left as of yet but will be soon. A red tailed hawk happened to perch on the top of the chain link fence, about 20 ft away from my window, on the north side of the property recently. I watched for a few minutes while it scoped out the area and enjoyed every minute.
Comments, humor, and questions are welcome.