To get a darker yet still thin crust, bake with steam at a higher temperature. Happy baking! I assume you are referring to the same kind of orange shine exterior that the Tartine Country loaf boasts on the front cover of Chad Robertson's book for example. The Fresh Loaf is not responsible for community member content. (1) The best way to insure a softer crust - at least softer on the surfaces that are exposed in the oven - is to brush the dough with milk before baking it. You need to handle the dough gently during shaping, but also form a good gluten sheath. Bread flour is important to get the a crusty, chewy texture. in the bowl with a plastic bowl scraper? i'd be a happy cowgirl! The number are correctly transcribed from the book, I'm pretty sure. In principle, the color of the crust doesn't matter. & OZ. https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2015/05/31/make-brownies-shiny-crust Once it has cooled, you can remove the damp tea … You mentioned gelatinzed starch. (Please - Any fault with this bread is entirely mine, not Shiao-Pings. That or it's something totally intangable that I missed, but I just can't get that same crust in the current oven. I bake so few breads that are not sourdough, I'm not sure I can answer your question about gelatinized starch. Sitka Baker. I believe that overbaking to this degree has a dramatic shift in the taste of the bread if you eat the crust, and I can't help but believe it may have dried out the crumb to some degree. How dry it is matters. That said, this particular bake was darker than I happen to like. Yes, I agree steam is key to shiny crust. This works really well in the case of gas ovens where steaming any other way is nearly impossible. I usually see such a slurry used to thicken liquids. They are a bit overly "bold baked," even to my taste. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) and line a 9" x 9" baking dish with parchment paper. If you are using all purpose flour, the text… Could anyone offer me some pointers on how I might get the crust on my San Francisco sourdough to be more shiny, orange and blistered? I do happen to like the flavor of a darker crust, and I think it has become fashionable among artisan bakers. Below is a shot of our Pain Quotidien (daily bread): Thank you for your time and these pointers. The crackles are great but the rich dark color is even better. I don't use any spray or water in a pan. This needs more investigation. Lovely looking loaves, as usual. I don't mean to demean your bake, but I just don't agree that baking bread to that level of doneness is the best way to bake bread. To create dark, burnished crusts on their loaves, professional bakers brush milk, egg, or water onto the surface of the risen dough before baking. Control the sourness by varying the length of over-ferment of a 30% levain. The biga is : 150 g flour, 3 grams instant yeast, 90 gr water. I would love a slice. To get all the numbers to add up, the amount of water should be ~1 1/4 ounces rather than the 6 1/2 indicated. I agree with the steam part, but I also think that cold proofing would help you achieve blisters all over. It is spritzed with a couple of squirts from a spray bottle before being placed over the loaf on the stone. First, it's a lot easier for you to simply fold … Crust and fermentation. Give a tuck. Really? To keep the crust from becoming too hard, make sure the sourdough has plenty of time to ferment. I use Peter Reinhart's recipe from Artisan Breads Everyday and I get a really nice loaf. I am using the formula for Stirato in "Local Breads" and cannot get the open, holey crumb that I am looking for. Do you mean the cracks close up? This is supported by the pictures on the blog that you linked as being a high hydration dough and as you say this is almost impossible to handle particularly when made with an all white flour. The naturally occurring acids and long fermentation help to break down the gluten, making it more digestible and easy for the body to absorb. I make sourdough high hydration long fermentation loaves frequently, and I use a thermometer to determine when the bread is done, especially when making a new recipe, then note that for future bakes. The Fresh Loaf is not responsible for community member content. Similar principle as to the starch glazes like thosed used on traditional rye breads. Have you seen it? I shaped carefully as baguette, about 13 inc long and proofed in baguette form for 50 min. Hello, I have been working on baguettes lately. Pane incamiciato inspired by HungryShots’ recent... Sourdough Batards with Rosemary and Cream Cheese. I was asked by a TFL member who had already packed his copy of Advanced Bread & Pastry in preparation for a move for the formula for this bread. I have a naive question regarding the characteristic waxy look the sour dough holes have. I have found that many "Celebrity Artisan" bakers times are too long and temps are too high for my liking. Only one of the two loaves - the one with the tic-tac-toe scoring - developed any crackles. All original site content copyright 2021 The Fresh Loaf unless stated otherwise. First bake of 2021 - Maggie Glezer's Challah, Buttermilk-Spelt Sourdough Bread with Rye Sour, My favorite multi-grain sourdough bread 11-10-2020, Whole Wheat Bread from BBA with some modifications, Forkish's "White Flour Warm-Spot Levain," but not as white. Combine flour, sourdough starter, water, oil, sugar, milk powder, yeast, and salt in a large bowl. The formula called for baking at 450ºF. (I did 2 folds at 45 minute intervals.). I baked these loaves at 475ºF. Take it out of the container and place on a cooling rack still wrapped in the damp cloth for the remaining cooling time. You have a reasonable dough hydration. http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/41089/happy-holidays-tflers-some-sourdough. Bake for 10-15 minutes before removing the cloche. Sourdough is known for its characteristic tangy flavor, chewy texture and crisp, crackly crust. Ferment 12 hours at room temperature (65-70ºF). Very strong flour can also result in what Elizabeth David called the “leathery” crust. Use the poke test to judge this. If you see anything inappropriate on the site or have any questions, contact me at floydm at thefreshloaf dot com. It just doesn't look like what I expect a traditional San Francisco sourdough  to look like. Scatter the chopped pieces of very cold butter on top of the flour mixture. If I let it stay in until it's quite caramelized, it sings. Achieving the look of San Francisco Sourdough French Bread requires persistence and practice, practice, practice. The two are correlated, but consider baguettes, which can have a relatively pale crust yet be crackly. I increased water to 95 grams. I did 2 S&F and proofed for 2 hours, til doubled. What baskets do you use to get such a wonderful shape? This is an example of what I see when baking artisan breads. I admit that I lack experience with baking European breads, but having spent  a fair amount of time working in Europe in the 90's, I cannot recall ever seeing bread presented with that dark of a crust. Maybe I can find an answer. This worked well in the oven I had at my old place, which was a nice viking oven. It's not absolutely necessary, but a baking stone that is well heated does help with oven spring. If you don’t, I’ve included volume measurements as well. I mixed than kneaded with Kitchen Aid at 2nd speed for 5 min. San Fran sourdough how to get shiny, orange, blistered crust. This requires me to proof in a basket or on a cloth, and the flour used to keep it from sticking to these surfaces seems to hide the shiny crust below (such has my recent boule bread picture). I have managed to bake wholewheat breads that are light and fluffy using the stretch and fold technique, but i have yet to get the results you are experiencing. Thanks. Lovely bread, by the way! I use Peter Reinhart's recipe from Artisan Breads Everyday and I get a really nice loaf. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, place in a warm corner, and let rise until tripled in … England, Germany and France...none of them showed this deep, dark coloration. Is there something I can do to make a more tender crust? Do you have an e-mail address where I can send photos? It will start to look a little bit more shiny, a little smoother, and little more supple as you continue to stretch and fold. AND THE NUMBER BELOW WAS 2 1/2 --- DOES THIS MEAN 2 LBS AND 1/2 OZ OR WHAT -- AFTER SOME STUDYING I FINALLY FIGURED IT OUT BUT I FIND THIS NOTATION VERY CONFUSING ---- I DO NOT MEAN TO BE RUDE BUT I THINK THERE IS A BETTER AND MORE CLEAR WAY TO STATE THESE AMOUNTS -- IT FINALLY BECAME CLEAR WHEN I SAW YOU HAD PUT THE WEIGHT IN POUNDS IN BOLD TYPE --- I MAY BE THE ONLY ONE CONFUSED --- I JUST WANT THE INSTRUCTIONS TO BE CLEAR AND HAD NO INTENTION OF LOOKING FOR AN ARGUMENT --- I WILL TRY THIS RECIPE SOON AND WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW IT TURNS OUT ---. Thanks for your interesting input. This bread will inspire any new baker on this site. Non sour dough breads usually do not exhibit that degree of shine, yet they go through a similar gelatinization. I believe that there may be a typo in the amount of water in the levain, however. This is what makes the crust crisp, shiny, and delicious- characteristic of "artisan" breads. My bannetons are those for 1-1.5 lb loaves from the SFBI. The last column is "Test" (for a trial loaf size) which looks to have the same amounts you use in your formula except for the water which is 1 1/4 oz. S. Ernie wrote: My sourdough bread rises fine and bakes nice, but the crust is too hard. Hi all,May I ask what is the technique for getting the most "shine" in your bread crumb? I've been getting a nice crackly crust, but it doesn't last a long time. This site is powered by Drupal. WHEN THE HEADING SAID LBS. There are so many factors that influence crumb structure. Proof in open bannetons using non-glutenous rice flour to prevent sticking. How do you get it so dark and still keep it so thin? Fold, don't knead, your dough. It is 1/2" thick and glazed on top. Is that your experience? It looks just like my pain au levain. The dough needs a good bulk fermentation, and I can't judge yours. This loaf was baked to 205F and was pulled from the oven. My results can be found here: http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/41089/happy-holidays-tflers-some-sourdough. Always steam - in my case I use an inverted stainless steel steam tray pan sprayed on the inside with Pam to prevent sticking. Thanks for your time. Use highest temperature your oven can achieve - 500 dF in my case. https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/how_to_make_sourdough_08213 Melt the butter in a small saucepan over low heat. If you look at the outside edges of the dough in your bowl, every time the shape should get a little more round because your continuing to align the gluten strands and build a stronger gluten structure. Stir the ingredients until the chocolate chips have melted and the mixture is smooth. I think I see where the discrepancy comes from. but even more the wonderful dark color you get. This site is powered by Drupal. Simmer for one minute, stirring constantly, then remove from heat. Yes, really! Always retard the dough for 9-12 hours to develop the depth of taste. I have been making sourdough for years and add gluten to my flour at 1 tsp per c....do you think this would help my crumb on the baguette...thoughts. In the last "scrimmage," I think she punted to her daughter who just entered university, perhaps as a physics major. https://www.homemadefoodjunkie.com/soft-sourdough-sandwich-bread-recipe She didn't.). To make the sourdough bread, in a large bowl, whisk together the 1 cup sourdough starter and the 1 cup warm water. The dough should be pretty gassy and feel light. Add the chocolate chips, vanilla extract and dutched cocoa powder. It sounds like you uncovered the source of the error. I've been fighting for the same thing for quite some time when I found out it is a lot of steam right after you take it out of the fridge. Uploading photos is not that difficult. Did you check the internal temperature of the bread to see when it was actually done baking or just bake at time & temp according to the recipe? Your yeast and salt are on the high side. I'll correct the OP, when I've confirmed your discovery. Switch up the Type of Flour you use to give Sourdough a Softer Texture. I was specifically aiming to achieve a crust with crackles and following Shiao-Ping's notion of how to best achieve that. Why don't you start a new topic, and you will get lots of help, I'm sure. On page 201 of AB&P, there are two columns on the far right. Yes I do. I increased mix time, handled carefully, longer bulk fermentation....I will continue to tweak. It was beautiful and very tasty....some nice translucscene in the crumb...but not the Big loose crumb that I was hoping for. I hope this will help save others from a "watery grave". Place loaf in a large sealed container for about an hour. Stir in 2 cups of the flour until a smooth paste forms. Photos of your baguettes including crumb photos might help pinpoint your problem. From a health standpoint, it dominates when compared to supermarket loaves. As we ate our way through the baguette I noticed that there were some irregular holes...again, nice transluscene but not as open as I liked. We read that this is how it's done in Europe, and I do recall some rustic loaves baked in smaller towns in France that were darker than what was common in this country at the time. It is a wet dough, but managable, and it makes delicious bread. Could anyone offer me some pointers on how I might get the crust on my San Francisco sourdough to be more shiny, orange and blistered? In my current apartment however, I have had terrible luck with this same method (standard cheap apartment oven), and have adjusted to pre-heating the dutch oven. These "errors" appear to be systematic enough so that I have trouble believing they are typos or poor editing. Hello, thanks for the tips...I may get this yet. The column next to it is labeled "Lb & Oz" and is for the standard size loaf and this uses the figure of 6 1/2. The biga is retarded in fridge after 1 hours at room temp for about 12 hours. I generally either take photos at the resolution I want to upload - usually 640 x 480 pixels - or use a photo editing program to scale them. What and where do you buy the basket for this wonderful round bread? Ray. I highlyrecommend weighing the ingredients if you have a digital scale. https://www.beginningsimply.com/sourdough-technique-perfect-bake You can turn it down after the cloche is removed but I never do. The best crusts come from a well-fermented dough. I love the crackled crust. In my case it took around three years to finally achieve repeatable results. thin crust. Stir well and heat to a simmering gentle boil. What is happening that is different? The type of … You can also try putting melted butter on the bread right before baking to keep the crust pliable. Here we go: It is not only delicious and looks really nice (look at the shiny crust!) Here is another pic of the crumb. I made some adjustments and I have photos but unfortunately I am having trouble understanding how to upload to TFL....the crumb is definitely much better. Not that they taste burnt at all. I HAVE JUST FOUND THIS RECIPE WHICH LOOKS DELICIOUS BUT I HAD MAJOR TROUBLE DECIPHERING THE AMOUNTS AS YOU LISTED THEM --- I AM A MATHEMATICIAN BUT DID NOT UNDER THE AMT. Community Bake - Semolina/Durum and similar grain... Steaming an oven for bread: Having trouble with... Swedish Rye inspired by Abe’s recent post. I posted photos...just getting the hang of this and wasn't able to get the text in. I'll check it myself when I get home tonight. My starter is a thick, pourable liquid the consistency of pancake batter. If you use higher gluten flour or add gluten (which I never do), you may need a longer mix or more S&F's to fully develop it. Always develop the gluten first using just flour and water before adding anything else. Apply this glaze to the outside of your dough before scoring and baking. Hello mertme36, Based on estimates of the amount of flour and water in the recipe it would seem that the hydration of that dough is about 85%. but it is also very versatile. Thank you thank you, Jessica! I baked it. Hopefully, this will clarify the matter. I've been making 1-2-3 bread with an overnight rise once formed and baking at high temp and taking out once they're done rather than leaving in as I once did. It looks so delicious! There was not King Aruther flour at our store so I used a bread flour without added gluten. I have added it, below. Mix all the ingredients with a DDT of 70ºF. David, the loaves look gorgeous inside and out. This is my kind of results. I was experimenting with Shiao-Ping's notion that the crackly crust comes from baking at a higher temperature and taking the loaves out of the oven without leaving them in the turned off oven to start cooling. I need to check multiple formulas in the book for a pattern. It too is 1/2" thick. This white sourdough sandwich bread, for us, is an absolute winner! Those look great David! Better Browning on Bread What are the best techniques for creating dark color and shine on bread crusts? So far, all are winners. The bread singing is the sound the loaf makes as it shrinks when the crust is really dry and cannot shrink along with the crumb. Baked at 450, no stone, 1/4 c water in cast iron skillet that preheated 1 hr. Ferment 3 hours with 1 fold. I have since experimented with it and have some lovely blistery loaves. Wrap your sourdough bread neatly in a thick damp tea towel. I've never had an unpleasantly dry crumb. They are able to achieve this easier in professional ovens, with high heat and steam injection. Proofing needs to be just right. And thanks picking up on Patricia's question. To get a darker yet still thin crust, bake with steam at a higher temperature. There is a FAQ on the topic. The cracks occur when the shrinkage is sufficient to fracture that dry crust. Why? The shiny crust comes from the break down of proteins in the crust due to the longer final proof leaving a higher level of starch, this combined with the addition of moisture at point of baking either via spray or steam injection causes a shiny finish. And it tastes darn good! I would assume this is meant to promote crust development, but how does that work? If you see anything inappropriate on the site or have any questions, contact me at floydm at thefreshloaf dot com. However, the dough ends up within one percent of the specified hydration level. My oven tends to overcook the crust and leave a gummy interior if I don't reduce the baking temp from 500f at insertion to 430f for the remainder of the bake. It’s actually 2 breads in 1 – like those jackets you can flip around and have a totally different look. The formula called for baking at 450ºF. Content posted by community members is their own. 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. Once it’s in the oven, steam will escape quickly, hardening the crust. If so how thick is it? I save the photos to my desktop, then use the TFL message editing functionality to upload and insert them into a message. The error you caught is corrected. Do you use a baking stone? Too much steam used by the baker gives us “shiny” crusts which are often more like a blistery skin. Glad I could help and return the favor, after all I have gained from your sharing your expertise. those holes look like they belong to the solar system - magnifico... Hi David. In my case it's around 12 hours. The SS Cloche creates a small volumetric space around to the rising loaf trapping the steam keeping the crust flexible and extensible - required to reach a maximum oven spring rise. Lovely, lovely crackles : )  How did you bake to get the crackles? Dough was pretty sticky. Score well and and at a low elevation angle to achieve good ears. If I let it stay in until it's quite caramelized, it sings. Proof 12-16 hours at 48ºF, 65% relative humidity. Biga, 295 gr water, 5 grams instant yeast, 400 gr flour 10 gr salt. Mix … And you are correct that they don't add up. If I want the crust darker, I may extend the bake by up to 5 minutes. Cool. I've found that baking in a dutch oven (closed environment) got me the crust i was looking for, but only if I used no flour to shape, and I proofed the bread in the cold dutch oven (basically a bench proofing), which then went into a hot, preheated oven to bake (such as the picture of my "oakland sourdough" recipe). Let me think about it and do a bit of book research. For sourdough bread, I would recommend using buttermilk if you have it (every bit of tang helps). My experience is that most really "new" bakers - at least those with no experience of European breads - would perceive my loaves as "burnt." Or that the breads are so delicious they get consumed immediately? Some I already utilise but not the final refrigerated proof. This has to be the basic criteria in searching for the crust … Shiao-Ping and I have been discussing this issue in her Gerard Rubaud topic. I have also used an unglazed pizza stone quite often. I admire your holey crumb, and strive to achieve it. What size bannetons do you use and where did you get yours from? David, how do you stretch and fold? Ernie--remove -nospam from my email address, if there is one This is the 3rd bread I've made from AB&P. All original site content copyright 2021 The Fresh Loaf unless stated otherwise. Thanks. https://www.kingarthurbaking.com/blog/2015/08/09/make-crusty-bread I missed it. Falling asleep while baking can make amazingly thick, dark and smelly crust. I did type up the tables in a hurry last night, in response to a special request, so "haste makes waste," eh? I think when you typed up the formula, this figure wandered on to the keyboard. I primarily worked and stayed in large cities, so maybe the common people bake to this level, but I did not see it. I baked these loaves at 475ºF. You can start with any active sourdough starter, but a "stiff" starter is generally one that is 50-65% hydration. I do monitor the internal temperature of the bread, but 205ºF is my minimum. 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