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3 flours sourdough rolls and bread (Sat 05.06).

Sourdough bread with 3 types of flour. Kneading based on Dan Lepard’s technique. Not so spectacular look, but very light, soft and good flavor.


  • 200 g starter (100 g flour 100 g water)
  • 300 g water
  • 300 g white bread flour
  • 400 g water
  • 400 g white bread flour
  • 150 g wholemeal pastry flour
  • 150 g coarse milled wholegrain rye
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 50 g white bread flour
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

1. Reactivate the starter by adding 300 g water and 300 g flour.

Mix well.

Keep 200 g and store for later.

Leave to rise/get active for about 5-6 hours.

2. Starter dough quite active now.

Add 400 g white bread flour and 400 g water. Mix well.

Leave to rise again for about 3 hours. Timing depends on kitchen temperature and sourdough type.

3. Very active dough now, doubled at least in size.

Add the pastry and rye flour and the salt.

Start mixing to a still sticky and  wet dough, use the additional white bread flour if dough is too soft. Turn out.

knead/slap/stretch for 30 seconds and leave the dough to rest for 10 minutes.

4. Spread 1 tablespoon of olive oil on work surface and hands, knead the dough till all oil absorbed. Form the dough into a ball.

Cover with the bowl and leave to rest for another 10 minutes.

5. repeat step 4.

Leave for another 10 minutes.

6. Repeat step 4 again. At the end, return the dough to a floured bowl. and leave to rise for 20 minutes.

7. Put the dough on a floured surface, stretch into a large rectangle. Fold the rectangle  like a letter. Return to the bowl and leave for 20 minutes.

8. Repeat step 7. Leave to rise now for 1 hour.

9. Turn out the dough.

Formed half of the dough into rolls by cutting with a dough scraper. objective is too avoid deflating the dough too much.

Formed other half into a loaf. One end not so clean.

leave to rise for a small hour.

8. Bake in a preheated oven at 210 C for about 18 minutes (rolls) 28 minutes (bread).

leave to cool.


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