|Gluten! We loves it. Emmanuel Hadjiandreou.|
This is following Emmanuel Hadjiandreou’s technique. Which has worked like a dream for me. The great thing about his method is there is none of this throwing half the starter away rubbish. You don’t have to waste flour. I always hated having to throw away starter.
Why is this? Effectively, once you have your live mother, you keep it in the fridge and just use a tiny bit every day to make a poolish or pre-ferment. (Yes poolish is connected to Poland. The person that invented this technique was a Polish baker living in France. Actually the French invented sourdough, someone took that to San Francisco, where they perfected their own sourdough).
As stated in the last post How to cure a sick mother, you have taken 5g of your starter, and added 50g of flour (rye is best to get it going again, white is fine too) and 50g of luke warm water. You’ve covered it and left it over night.
You now have 105g of sourdough starter. But overnight your starter will have lost 10g so call it 95g.
What to do now?
1) Now take 75g of it. Put the rest back in the fridge. If you are not baking again for a while, you can add it back to your original revived mother. (If you are going to bake again very soon, you can keep the 20g and feed it with 50g of flour, 50g of water, leave overnight, do the whole cycle again.)
Babes, I want you all to be gram perfect. I want you to become anal about weighing.
11) Preheat your oven to 250C. Place a shallow tray in the bottom and a flat baking tray in the middle.