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Audrey Sourdough starter for white bread

Audrey Sourdough starter for white bread

Ref: 23

Contains Gluten

Remember Audrey from The Little Shop of Horrors? The talking plant that demanded to be fed by Seymour? We named our first ever sourdough starter Audrey in her honour. Audrey is our oldest sourdough starter, she has been regularly fed for two years and is recommended for those new to sourdough baking. Audrey is simply fed on white bread flour and water, she is a very active starter that is easy to maintain.

{SUMMARY}This is an easily maintained and robust starter ideal for the novice sourdough baker. It should be fed every 24 hours on a (1:1) mixture of strong white flour and cooled boiled water.
{ACTIVATION}1 Empty the packet into a glass or plastic container of at least 250 ml capacity.
2 Add an equal volume of bottled or previously boiled and cooled water.
3 Stir to mix into a paste, and allow to stand in a warm place for 30 minutes.
4 Mix 25 g of flour and 25 ml of water together to form a paste and add to the starter
5 Stir the mixture and stand in a warm place until it has doubled in volume, usually 24 hours.

If the mixture appears foamy with bubbles on top, it is ready to incorporate into your bread recipe! If not, don’t worry, the starter can take longer to activate depending on how warm it is. If nothing has happened after 24 hours, feed it again with an equal volume of flour and water

{RECIPE}Sourdough white bread
White flour 480g
Wholemeal flour 32g
Water 326g
Starter 108g
Salt 12g

Combine dry ingredients with water and starter at 20 C.
Knead the dough until firm and elastic, then cover and leave to rise in an oiled bowl until the dough has doubed in volume, around 2 hours at 20 C.
When the dough has risen, remove from bowl, punch down and fold. Allow to rise again (about 2 hours) then cut in half and shape into boules or batards. The bread can then be allowed to proved at room temperature for a further two hours or covered and proved overnight in a fridge to allow the flavour to develp fully.

Price: 6.99