Vermont Spelt Sourdough




Recipe Source:
1. Vermont Sauerteigbrot from Petras Brotkasten
2. Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes
This is my submission to HBinFive at BigBlackDogs.


Fluid StarterDough
  1. Combine the ingredients of fluid starter in a large mixing bowl. Cover with a plastic wrap and set aisde for 12-16 hours at room temperature. In the bowl of a stand mixer, mix the fluid starter, water and spelt flour, and rye flour on low speed until just combined, about 1 minute. Let the dough rest for 30 minutes. Scatter in the salt and continue mixing on low speed until the dough reaches a medium level of gluten development. This should only take about 3 or 4 minutes.
  2. Transfer the dough to an oiled container. Ferment at room temperature for 2.5 hours, with folds at 50 and 100 minutes. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured counter. Divide it into two portions. Preshape the dough pieces into balls. Sprinkle the balls lightly with flour, cover loosely with plastic, and let rest for 15 minutes.

  3. Shape them into batards or boules and place seam-side-up in a floured proofing baskets. Proof the dough, covered with plastic wrap, at room temperature for 2.5 hours. Alternatively, the loaves can be proofed for about 100 minutes at room temperature, then refrigerated for 2 – 16 hours and baked directly out of the refrigerator.
  4. An hour before baking, start preheating the oven together with baking stone and a roasting pan on the bottom of the oven to 220C/450F. Turn out the loaves onto a baking shovel or the back of a baking sheet sprinkled with semolina. Slash the loaves as your like.
  5. Once the oven reaches the temperatures, place in the bread dough and fill the heated roasting pan with 1/2-inch of hot water. Immediately close the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Vermont Spelt Sourdough

72 comments:

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) 17/5/10 10:26

wow...perfect professional bread...that too homemade..u r a great baker.simply superb...great work with awesome clciks..

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Priya 17/5/10 10:36

Love those moulds u used for making ur bread, fabulous bread Angie..

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Food Lover 17/5/10 10:37
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Food Lover 17/5/10 10:40

This is really great, at first I saw the pictures and wondered how you made it, and then when I read it I found that it's and so easy as well.

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MaryMoh 17/5/10 10:56

I love the look, texture and colour of this bread. I'm sure it taste beautiful and filling. Great to soak up all the curry sauce...mmm. Love the baking dishes that can create all the lovely patterns. I don't think I have come across these. Maybe I should take up pottery now...haha.

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tigerfish 17/5/10 11:45

Those are gorgeous bakes, Angie!

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Kitchen Corner 17/5/10 12:08

I still don't dare to try out this kind of sour dough bread. I like to eat and I know it's really healthy one. Hope I got back my passion on baking then I will study deeply the whole process of making this healthy bread from your blog. Thanks very much for sharing. It's good one!

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Joy 17/5/10 13:12

Utterly, utterly, breathtakingly beautiful!

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zurin 17/5/10 13:27

such beauitful masterpieces. !! I wish I had those wicker baskets....the marks they leave are breathtaking!

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zurin 17/5/10 13:32

Angie, what is 30 sourdough starter? is it 30 grams? I wld like to try this if i can. n can I use wholemeal flour instead for the bread? Tq :))

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petite nyonya 17/5/10 13:36

wow these loaves look fantastic, Angie!

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Angie's Recipes 17/5/10 13:39

Zurin: yes...30 grams...wholemeal flour will work too.
And thank you, my friends, for all the kind words. :-)

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Femalechef 17/5/10 14:04

Your breads looks wonderful!!! I got this basket too and made bread in it for HBin5 June first post!!! Ya beat me to it!!! LOL Thanks for the post........

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Girl Foodie 17/5/10 14:19

Ah, gorgeous. I really need to get some proofing baskets, as it would greatly improve the shape of my loaves.
The texture of your bread looks gorgeous!

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 17/5/10 14:30

I saw those containers you used in one of the baking TV show, but I never seen it here. This is great and look healthy.

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Vrinda 17/5/10 14:45

WOW looks awesome,u r gr8 in Bread making.....

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es65 17/5/10 15:06

That bread looks delicious!

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lululu 17/5/10 15:13

Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbeautiful looking bread there! I could smell them!

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Peanutts 17/5/10 15:15

wow, such perfect looking bread , i want to cry, wish mine turns out like that,

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Cool Lassi(e) 17/5/10 16:04

Wow look at that. What an awesome looking bread! Love that bread pans that you used. Where do you get those pans? Let me know.. I love it!

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KennyT 17/5/10 16:11

Angie is the Queen of Sourdough!

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Sarah Naveen 17/5/10 16:24

Awesome!!! Awesome!!!! looks so perfect and yummy!!!

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Anncoo 17/5/10 16:30

Angie! How come you're so clever in making this~~very beautiful and perfect!

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Biren 17/5/10 16:32

Such beautiful loaves! The proofing baskets are such a great idea.

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Elin 17/5/10 16:39

Don't you think your breads looks so good...love the bread you shared here. Who say you can't make your own bread at home ? Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing and btw I have an award for you...please drop by my blog and pick it up :))

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Mama Peck 17/5/10 16:51

WOW Gorgeous bread! Someday I hope to be able to produce something like that. So professional looking and wonderful crumb.. YUM

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kitchen flavours 17/5/10 17:12

Angie, you really are a pro at bread making. Fantastic!

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Arlette 17/5/10 17:16

Gorgeous Bread my friend... I do the same technique too, and I let the dough rest in the fridge for 10-15 hours .

Photos are perfect.

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Pete 17/5/10 18:26

Wow, I love the nice patterns on the bread.....thks for the cooking tips!

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Heavenly Housewife 17/5/10 18:33

Wow, I cant believe your breads, they are so beautiful and artisanal looking. Simply gorgeous!

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roxan 17/5/10 20:12

Wow, beautiful bread. I love the trick you used to get the texture on the bread! Thanks.

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Fimère 17/5/10 20:39

ils sont vraiment magnifiques ces pains avec spirales
ils sont très réussis
bonne soirée

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munchcrunchandsuch 17/5/10 21:03

wat detailed pics ! its defntly something new to me and the designs on the bread looks so attractive

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shriya 17/5/10 22:06

That's one hell of a picture. Beautiful and splendid clicks. Love it. Couldn't take my eyes out of it. Love to try this recipe sometime.

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Mary 17/5/10 22:57

I have never worked with spelt. You give me courage. The bread looks fantastic. I hope you're having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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Fresh Local and Best 18/5/10 00:10

Those are beautiful loaves of sourdough! I'm simply going to have to get those stone baskets too!

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Tuty @ScentofSpice 18/5/10 00:21

Angie,
You're such a fantastic baker. I like the design on the loaves and the texture of the bread is just lovely. I can almost smell the fresh baked bread.

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Cinnamon-Girl 18/5/10 02:12

Those are some beautiful loaves of bread Angie! You should open your own bakery. You are so talented!

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Claudia 18/5/10 02:18

Angie, you do make the most glorious breads. Really stunning and I know they're delicious from eye-tasting.

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Brenda 18/5/10 02:50

Awesome looking bread! Maybe one day I will get those results.

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Lyndsey 18/5/10 04:04

Beautiful bread. I just can't bake. I tried, and maybe I'll try again. Your photos are stunning!

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Sarah 18/5/10 04:43

There is nothing more beautiful than fresh baked sourdough!

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Magic of Spice 18/5/10 04:56

Wow Angie, amazing. I really love this and must try:)

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My Asian Kitchen 18/5/10 05:53

creative and beautiful pattern !! luv it!

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Ho Ho Ho 18/5/10 10:03

amazing... love the bread 'wicker' look...

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Sophie 18/5/10 13:02

Waw, Angie!! You have done it again!! You made my day withnthis tasty & special looking bread!!

It loooks AWESOME!!!!

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Petra 18/5/10 13:11

Nice Bread! Welcome to the HBin5 group

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Joanne 18/5/10 13:41

I love a good sourdough bread but have never tried to make it myself. This looks perfect!

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A Canadian Foodie 18/5/10 14:25

I love my bannetons. I have the same two that you do, Angie. Your loaves are absolutely stellar! That is one hefty recipe for a small gal like you to be working. Now that is perseverance! Definitely a labour of love.
:)
Valerie

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OysterCulture 18/5/10 15:50

I've not tried baking sour dough in a long time, but your posting have me craving those incredible taste you only get straight from the oven. What a beautiful loaf.

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tasteofbeirut 18/5/10 15:55

Angie

your breads are so beautiful and look totally pro looking!

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Cheah 18/5/10 18:36

Wow, lovely bread. So professional!

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Gulmohar 18/5/10 19:05

Awesome they look...Great job Angie !

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pigpigscorner 18/5/10 20:19

They look amazing! I like the shape of the round one!

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Ivy 18/5/10 21:47

Wow, I am so impressed by your bread making abilities. Love those molds you baked them in.

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Chow and Chatter 19/5/10 04:42

oh wow looks amazing and you joined healthy bread in five awesome i need one of those baskets

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 19/5/10 04:43

Gorgeous fresh bread! Very nice!

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alwayswinner786 19/5/10 08:04

I must say Angie this bread is just a wonderful work of art! Awesome and too creative!

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Jo 19/5/10 15:40

Gorgeous breads and I would so love to own one of those bread baskets. It just give the loafs such a professional look I think!

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Jagruti 19/5/10 22:24

Awesome looking bread ! wow can I have it?..;-))

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♥LOVE2COOK♥ 20/5/10 01:31

What else can I say! The bread is too beautiful to be bitten! ;)

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Cocina Savant 20/5/10 05:15

Oooh, Daniel will be jealous I saw this first-he's the bread baker out of us. These loaves look beautiful, love the spelt in there!

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theUngourmet 20/5/10 06:48

Such pretty loaves! I really need to start baking my own bread again. You inspire me! :)

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Devaki 20/5/10 07:05

Dear Angie - Once again you have me floored. Those breads look amazing! You bake like a pro. Fantastic!

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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denise @ quickies on the dinner table 20/5/10 07:32

Such beautiful loaves Angie - you really do bake like a pro!

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noobcook 20/5/10 08:13

your bakes always look so amazing!

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Elwood 20/5/10 14:43

Your breads are so beautiful! I'm going to have to get some baskets. The photos are outstanding.

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Swigs & Grinds 22/5/10 21:03

My what beautiful bread you have! I recently went on a bread making frenzy, but my sourdough starter got weird before I used it. This post has made me want to give it another try! Bravo!!

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Cocina Savant 1/6/10 15:02

The bannetons make me jealous to begin with but the bread really takes the cake. Beautiful loaves. Where did you buy your banneton's?

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