with the exception of keeping my starter as a firm dough (60% hydration) I followed the instructions in Bread Bakers Aprentice. I am using semolina flour, as opposed to plain white, to dust bench surface and dough during final shaping. They'll be really lovely once you get the crust caramelized. Thanks all! Use the term "steam" in the TFL search bar and you'll find tons of other examples of what's worked for members - and what didn't. The Fresh Loaf is not responsible for community member content. Adding a little whole-wheat flour gives the crust an earthy, ... the pizza should look fairly baked but pale around the perimeter. The oven is a Blue Seal commercial one. mixed by hand, Kneaded for 12ish min, bulk ferment for 4 hours, bench proofed for 2 hours. I don't know what sort of oven that you are using, but if it is fan-forced, then you could try turning the fan off, or using a trick that I used to use with my fan oven (when I had one) 15oz King Arthur Bread Flour. If your managed to determine the perfect timing for the bread to be baked, but your crust is still pale, check out other factors as well (added salt, oven temperature, steam, etc. I flattened the dough out into a big rectangle, sprinkled 75g sliced kalimata olives and 75g walnuts and rolled it up - old school style. Next time i'll just add my 4 oz starter with out the extra step. However, my starter has developed some gray tint that never... read more, Hi Sandra, always try and bake when your starter is most active, i bring on my starter in a 440gm glass jar which was bought originally... read more, Hi, Here are my suggestions. More noticeable sour taste, possibly unpleasant. However, paleness due to depleted sugars from overproving, will not 'improve' in colour even if there was no flour to mask it. The top always seems to be greyed, kinda flour-y. As a bonus, the semolina bakes toasty and nutty. This made perfect sense to me. A straightforward primer to help beginner bakers find their sourdough 'feet' and gain confidence. Scroll through the step by step photos to see how to make Sourdough Pie Crust: Mix the fat in two stages. The loaves look over proofed —like all of the carbs were converted before they were baked— but at the same time like the rise was less than ideal. once you get colour you want lower temperature, i find best colour and taste when i bake this way also bread seem to last longer this way, where it still taste great couple days after the bake and it is almost imposible to burn your bread as long as you have stone at the bottom and not too close to the top of your oven (if it is electric with heating element at the top). I have an electric oven. Overproofed bread will also have a pale crust because the yeast has used all the sugars and therefore there are none left to caramelise the crust. The bottom inch around the loaf is spectacular, deep rich https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/259149/sourdough-pizza-crust-dough To use the crusts, top frozen crust with pizza sauce, cheese, and toppings. This site is powered by Drupal. Now that I finally knew what caused the loaf to turn out so pale, I decided to try the couronne again. Anyway, been tring the final shape using semolina. [/size] I'd love to have breads like that! Even tried spraying directly onto loaves after slashing. You also could have a pale crust because you’ve overproofed your bread. Everything you need to know about how to make and bake your own sourdough bread. The best you can do is to work with washes, milk should brown well, yolk is also OK but not as usual on sourdough. I made these tonight. Pale crust can often occur in overfermented doughs, as the yeast eats up all the sugars and no browning of the crust happens. i find that best colour you get in high temperatures at the start of your bake, if you have pale crust half way while baking there is very little you get out of pushing temperature up I brushed the loaves with water right before they went in, I also added three long sprays of water from a 1 gallon pump sprayer At 30 second intervals. If it was a result of the presence of flour in shaping and proving, then I suppose using semolina will let the brown-ness show (more). Place loaf in a large sealed container for about an hour. Both will cause a poor oven spring. 3/4 Cup of Sugar 3 Tablespoons of Potato Flakes 1 Cup of warm water If... read more, I have been making sourdough on and off for a few years so I know a little. your loaves look pretty spectacular from my point of view, so don't be disheartened! MORRISONS. It hasn’t got the greatest depth of flavour for the price. The sparse-ness of the semolina seems to let more of that browns of the fermented dough come thru. [size=150]Gawsh!!! Pressed flower crust. Under fermentation causes a pale crust because it doesn’t enable caramelisation of the sugars in the dough. The night before you want to bake, make the levain starter. thaks for the response. [img]http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/9500/dscn1421db0.jpg[/img]. 14% of the recipe. Great results. Ive tried with and without steam. An underfermented sourdough loaf will have a shiny, pale crust that lacks crunch. As a result, your crust will stay crispier, longer. First mix in the shortening, then toss in the slices of cold butter. If you overproof, the yeast have consumed all the sugars. I believe the intervals and number of sprayings are different from oven to oven. I think my main problem is the dry heat of the oven. I haven't found crust color either better or worse with steam (or without) but it's crucial to getting good oven spring on naturally leavened loaves. So, after a few mths baking ive managed to produce some great bread. If the crust is pale and the cuts don’t open up properly the bread has had too much steam. You wait many hours for your dough to proof so that you can bake it, and then, somehow, you forget about the dough (it’s easy to do, especially when you’re juggling meal prep during the holidays), and it overproofs. So, after a few mths baking ive managed to produce some great bread. Much better finish and overall look for the batards and boules. It is hard in a domestic oven to get enough steam to achieve the crust colour that you can get with a professional or hearth oven. I am still trying to find out how many times and at what times to mist the bread for the best results (a nice shiny, crispy, golden brown crust), but I currently spray it five times during the first fifteen minutes of baking. I've never gone as high as 50%. spray with water and pop in a oven on the stone They tasted really good though. Pale crust after baked. When sourdough bread is given too long of a rise time it will result in bread that is over-proofed. The shaped loaves did not double in size. yay. Sourdough Bread. The crust on a baguette must be within parameters, neither hard nor soft, but with the architecture which allows it to be torn revealing delicious shards of aerated roasty wheaten crust, massive alveolation (holey), and which is audible when broken or bitten-in-to. 10 oz firm starter. (I run a cafe in who's kitchen these were baked ), [img]http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3664/photo0007yn5.jpg[/img] The plain was shaped with the more traditional method of bartard shaping, and both seemed to come out the same... On your using semolina, it all depends on why your breads were pale. close oven door and first 20-25min leave it on full heat 2nd Attempt a few days later. Problem solved. see http://sourdom.sourdough.net.au/ (go to the post "fan ovens" - for reasons that I don't understand I can't link to it directly). Will try the suggestions...shaping/dusting with semolina and using the pot method. You want to use between 1.8 and 2 percent salt based on the weight of the flour. Next i will try the cloche method, as per SourDom's advice...Gonna find me a big flowerpot me thinks... Back with pics, when loaves stop getting eaten first...but in the meantime have a look at my ciabatta and its final destination/presentation. The yeasty, bready smell is totally tempting. Thx gt. Place the dough, seam side facing up, into the dish. The coverage is not as absolute and the true colour of your laof may come through. This loaf evolved from a cheese and chive loaf with chive blossoms to several variation’s with edible flowers.. Jump to Recipe. I made these tonight. Luckily, the the trick to baking a professional-style crust is a simple one—just bake your loaf with steam using one of these three methods to achieve the perfect, crispy crust. You didn't mention whether you have a gas or electric oven. SOURDOUGH: 8/10. Grain-Free Sourdough Pizza Crust Recipe. Can you leave sourdough to prove overnight? In these few extra minutes your crust will have more time to dry out and more moisture will be baked out of the loaf. I have only been baking sour dough for about half a year, so don’t put to much stock in my words. Hi all. Bread recipes need A LOT of strength to rise properly. - (shiny) pale crust, - sour and undeveloped taste, - no oven spring, a.k.a underproofed sourdough bread a.k.a brick. I just forgot to write it in the original post. Community Bake - Semolina/Durum and similar grain... Steaming an oven for bread: Having trouble with... Swedish Rye inspired by Abe’s recent post. for comparison, these were loaves I baked this week All original site content copyright 2021 The Fresh Loaf unless stated otherwise. Did the shaped loaves double in volume during final rise? If you did use salt and just forgot to list it in your post, then you need to add more steam (moisture) to your oven and retain the moisture for the first 15 minutes of the bake. Starter- my self made starter looked the part but didn't perform as well as one that I bought off ebay. Dog-eared pages, post-it notes, bookmarks, torn pages and highlighted passages peppered the book that first kindled that baking spark. This Classic Sourdough Bread for all Seasons and Flours can be made with different types of flours, and baked as a soft crust sourdough sandwich loaf in a loaf pan, or freeform, to please picky kids or adults. There was salt in the recip, .5oz. My house is cold this time of year so I find that I need a little yeast to get good proofing in the times you list, about 1% or less instant dry yeast as compared to the total flour weight. The original recipe i used said to use 4oz of barm to create a solid starter, ferment for four hours and refrigerate. One loaf is beautifully darkened and the other is ghostly pale. Baked for 30 - 35 min. Like the others have said, I think you need to get steam into your oven somehow to get a different crust. Those Italians are smart cookies... [img]http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8093/dscn1415jh8.jpg[/img] that happens to me sometimes as well. No salt and the yeast will quickly consume the sugar, resulting in a pale and dull crust. I use about 3.7 oz. Nowadays, white bread processes let people add colors that will make them look like whole-wheat bread or other kinds of bread that do not have a pale white color. Nice job on your sourdough. Seriously--try the moisture. But in my oven at least, I can only get the russets and golden tones if I bake in a casserole/pot. It happens to the best of us. My suspicion is that if you could get more steam in your cafe oven you would get a better effect. You can use a quick-rise yeast that eliminates the bulk fermentation, which is great for speed, but there’s evidence this shortened fermentation time contributes … And, the nuts/seeds, were they pressed into the slashes or were they folded into the dough at some stage? My starter is a thick, pourable liquid the consistency of pancake batter. Classical Pizza Dough Recipe from Eastern Europe by ilFornino Wood Fired Ovens, Wood Fired Sockeye Salmon Recipe | Wood Fired Cooking by ilFornino, Primal Unit XL @https://primalunitxlweb.wixsite.com/official-website, Members with 50+ points can Swap Starters, Members with 100+ points receive a free ebook, Members with 1000+ points receive a free banneton. Matching my work schedule. Bread flour is important to get the a crusty, chewy texture. Over-proofed Sourdough Bread. But it is now my absolute go-to bread to satisfy those cravings for a sourdough crusty bread. of healthy, active starter, less than half as much starter as listed here, for about the same amount of dough. And for sourdough, that strength is going to come from your starter. Even tried spraying directly onto loaves after slashing. Sourdough bread is not hard to find as you can see the crisp and brown crust that it usually has. The walnuts and olives you see on the second loaf were thrown in after bulk fermentation, just before final shaping. If it springs back too fast the loaf isn't finished proofing. Plus, it seems to be much less messy-er using semolina for my workspace : easy cleanup. Took the first lot with my phone! mixed by hand, Kneaded for 12ish min, bulk ferment for 4 hours, bench proofed for 2 hours. How to make your own sourdough starter Read my practical step-by-step guide on how to make your own sourdough starter and then follow the guidelines on how to feed, maintain, store and use your starter. If you see anything inappropriate on the site or have any questions, contact me at floydm at thefreshloaf dot com. Pour 50ml of tepid water into a large mixing bowl. This is all assuming that it was a bread made from flour, starter, salt, water and was not a sweet rich bread. [img]http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/3387/photo0009co2.jpg[/img] I've been reading articles about that and they say it usually takes 4 to 12 hours before you can use it for baking. The bottom inch around the loaf is spectacular, deep rich browns and yellows, caremelized and almost glistening and a bit shiny...but the top comes out dull. I'll do a search for better steaming techniques. For this recipe to work, it is important that you are using sourdough starter that is kept at 100% hydration. If you don’t, I’ve included volume measurements as well. The recipe you list doesn't include any salt. Ive tried with and without steam. I... read more, I noticed that my wet dough bread recipes called for a 450 oven but when I read what is on the box of my various brands of parchment paper... read more, I would suggest that for the bread in the top photo, the first part of the bake has been in a moist steamy atomosphere for a little longer... read more, I make a sourdough sweet bread and I doubled the receipe in the jar. And it doesn’t taste exactly like the Cowboy Sourdough Bread of yesteryear. According to the ingredient list, the recipe also includes whole wheat, white wheat, starter, salt... read more, Wow that's great! This is the easiest and most effective way I have found that gives me a super soft crust: Wrap your sourdough bread neatly in a thick damp tea towel. Any suggestions for a more carmalized crust? If you want more info on caramelization or the Maillard reaction, refer to this article. The best way to do this is to lower the temperature of your oven slightly and bake a few more minutes to achieve the same color you would have at the higher temperature. Norwich Sourdough, which was My New Favorite Sourdough when I wrote about it last year, is still my number-one no-fail go-to bread. The top always seems to be greyed, kinda flour-y. If you have made a starter from scratch, it should be at least 2 months old for it to be strong enough to rise bread properly. Both the ingredients and the temperature are wrong for a dark crust. I changed two variables this time. 12-13 ish oz water. Pale Crust on Sourdough. They are my second try at sourdough. Proofing gets very tricky for me at levels near 40%. So i fed 4oz of my starter to make the 10 oz stater in the recipe. Why is my dough sticky? Is my sourdough bread over or under steamed? Bake on a pizza pan or stone at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) until browned, 10 to 12 minutes. For the browning, you cannot expect much from a sourdough in a home oven. preheat oven to max you can, my oven goes to 250C I have side-by-side pictures of the same loaf with different levels of moisture. Content posted by community members is their own. HelloI have been getting these crusts more than often these days, it happens when I bake with a little of my Pseudo-autolyse & Mix – 11:30 a.m. For this bread, I've found the best results with a 1 hour autolyse, which increases the extensibility of the dough.This leads to a more relaxed dough to help incorporate the oat porridge later in bulk fermentation. Just my 2 sen. sam your breads look fantastic as they are but if you want to try something here is how i get darker look I saw... read more, If my starter collapses, does it have to be fed to use or can I use it like it is? 48 hour sourdough, £3.25 It has a crunchy crust and the dough is evenly uneven. what does Underproofed sourdough look like? I keep my starter (only about two weeks old) in a solid dough already. 5oz King Arthur Whole Grain. I made another sourdough tonight using 30% starter and they turned out much better. Lots of good light around and a fantastic subject matter to boot.. ;] Use your fingers to gently stir in the mature sourdough starter until fully dissolved, then repeat with the flour until smooth and combined. I ran into the same problem a while back, however most of my loaves were much closer to being white then your pale brown (probably because I only have used white bread flower). [img]http://www.sourdough.com.au/gallery/d/10501-2/DSCN3181.jpg[/img] You may find that your bread will get better as you go along purely because your starter is also maturing and developing more yeasts. Pane incamiciato inspired by HungryShots’ recent... Cranberry Wild Rice Sourdough with a touch of Tarragon, Red Fife x 4 = Awesomeness!!! Sugar often improves crust color (it is used commercially as a browning agent)--but it is not necessary. My gas oven gives a crust like yours if I don't use a lot of steam. Bread doesn’t rise when baked. Been lurking for some time now...gained many recipes and methods along the way! 4-24 hours . Also asked, how long does sourdough bread need to proof? I have substituted sourdough starter for part of the flour and all of the liquid. powdery even, Have a look at my last 2 bakes. This homemade pizza crust uses sourdough starter as a substitute for some of the flour and water. I shoot for a final proof that springs back slowly and not quite all the way to a gentle poke of about 1/2 to one inch depth. It's mildly sour and goes with just about everything. Quinoa flour approx. Been lurking for some time now...gained many recipes and methods along the way! If the crust is thick, soft and dark it has not had enough steam. I highlyrecommend weighing the ingredients if you have a digital scale. Result is due to semolina for final shape, and spraying the buggery out of the loaves all through the bake. You will want to check out our Complete homemade Food junkie sourdough recipes Section for our sourdough bread recipes and other discard sourdough recipes too.. While this sourdough french bread is not exactly like the great San Francisco sourdough bread recipe we believe it’s as close of one can get outside of San Francisco. Okay so that was a lot of reading just to bake a loaf of bread! The contents and baking process will reveal the color of a sourdough. How did they respond to a 'poke test' just before baking? No wonder the loaf looked so pale. What do you mean by using semolina for final shape? I have a gas oven and described what worked for me here:  http://www.thefreshloaf.com/blog/lindyd. What I would really like to ask is how did you take the excellent pictures? Started in oven at 550 after a few spritzes a water from a pump sprayer dropped temp to 460. Lining the bread proofing basket with edible flowers and herbs before the shaped dough is place in creates a beautiful lacy floral pattern. read more. Signs of over-proofing are: A huge puffy ball of dough after the end of the rising time. this only works when i bake on pizza stone btw, without the stone i burn bottom too much If you have made my coconut oil pie crust you will know I made butter crusts for many years that were a total PAIN and looked just awful. Think thats what youre asking...? Try using less dusting flour or what I've been doing lately is dusting with fine semolina flour or a mix of white flour and semolina. IMO they are about as good as they get. good splash (close to 1 cup) of boiling water at the bottom of my oven Just posting an update.. Combine 1 cup quinoa flour with 1 cup liquid. [img]http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/6903/photo0010et6.jpg[/img] [img]http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/4753/dscn1444cd1.jpg[/img]. If yours is thicker or thinner, you will need to adjust the amount of water, so start with a lesser amount and add more slowly if needed. If it doesn't spring back the proof has gone too far. Hello Sam, Cheese and chive sourdough loaf with pressed flowers. Using plain flour definately pales the crust of my bartards (although [i]is[/i] essential when making ciabatta). the one on the left was baked in the pot. Not only does salt provide flavor, it has an effect on the color of the crust since it slows down the rate of sugar consumption by the yeast. [img]http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/8420/dscn1471bq9.jpg[/img]. Pale crust means that no caramelization of sugars occured. My sourdough pie crust recipe is based on a traditional all-butter pastry or pâte brisée. My math may be wrong but it looks like the formula uses starter in the amount of almost 50% of the total flour weight. Sourdough Pie Crust smells amazing as it’s baking in the oven. Huge gas ring at the bottom under the 'floor' peice. Browning comes from caramelization of sugar in the bread. They are my second try at sourdough. My notebook had a schedule scribbled down, surprisingly mostly the same schedule and outline I foll… I vividly remember the weeks leading up to that first loaf: weeks of voraciously reading Tartine Bread finally thinking that my newborn sourdough starter and I were ready to take on the sourdough world. However, if you prefer a chewy crust, just bake it freeform on the baking stone at a higher temperature and reduce the bake time. ). I follow my Sourdough Bread Recipe and use a bit more liquid to make it a little less “doughy.” (Other flours may be added or substituted such as cassava flour, almond meal, flax meal, or TigerNut flour.) [img]http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/2223/dscn1443pe3.jpg[/img] For those times when a more assertive tang is the order of the day, this variation serves nicely. 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