Recipe: Perfect Sourdough bloomer

Sourdough bloomer. Bloomer as it's called, because it expands on the slash lines as it bakes and so it 'blooms'. It is a bread with a slightly chewy crust and a soft moist crumb. The most common use is to make great sandwiches and toasties.

Sourdough bloomer Add Sour Dough Bloomer Add add Sour Dough Bloomer to basket. A naturally hydrated, bubbly and tangy dough, the original and unique Sourdough Starter is composed of flour, water and amazingly, organic grapes! I always think of bloomer bread as bread with quite a soft loaf so it is interesting to hear that it is crusty. You can have Sourdough bloomer using 5 ingredients and 10 steps. Here is how you cook it.

Ingredients of Sourdough bloomer

  1. You need 450 g of bread flour.
  2. It's 50 g of kamut flour.
  3. Prepare 100 g of sourdough starter.
  4. Prepare 350 ml of warm water.
  5. You need 20 ml of water mixed with 10g salt.

Sourdough bloomer Sourdough is a magical bread, which takes many hours of preparation but will make you dream with its delicious taste, crunchy crust and soft heart ♥️ It rises thanks to the sourdough starter (a fermented mixture of water and flour), and can be made out many different types of flour, so feel free to experiment with. Tesco - Sourdough bloomer This bread is soft and squishy with a nice crust but a lot of air bubbles. It's tasty, but the sourdough flavour isn't particularly strong. The sourdough starter enhances the flavour and helps things to rise a bit more.

Sourdough bloomer step by step

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the bread and kamut flour, the warm water and the sourdough starter, then cover with a hot wet cloth and leave to rest for 30 mins at room temperature, to allow all the ingredients to bond.
  2. Add the salted water to the mixture and knead together. Adding the salt now will help tighten up the dough, allowing you to tuck the sides under to shape. Cover with a wet cloth and leave to rest for 30 mins at room temperature.
  3. Now stretch and fold your dough, to let that gluten work and create some structure. To do so, grab a "corner" of your dough and gently pull it outward, stretching and waving it, then fold it on its own. Repeat until the edges all around the dough have been pulled and folded. Cover with a wet cloth and leave to rest for 30 mins at room temperature.
  4. Repeat step 3 about 5-6 times, letting your dough rest for 30mins in between stretches. Then let it rest for at least 1-2 hours.
  5. Now you can shape: get your dough on a floured surface, and pull it into a square. Now fold the corners in, in a cross stitch manner. Then fold it 4 times on its own: pull the bottom 1 third up, then the top 1 third down, and the left and right sides 1 third in. Turn your dough upside down, and start sliding it on the surface in order to tighten and seal the bottom. Let it rest a few seconds, to allow the dough to completely seal underneath.
  6. Time for proofing: generously flour your proofing basket (or you can use a bowl lined with a dry, clean tea towel like I do) and tip your dough in it upside down. Cover and let it rest at room temperature for 1-2hours, then in the fridge overnight.
  7. Once the dough has risen, preheat your oven at 220°, and leave your casserole or dutch oven in it to get really hot. Once you reached your temperature, flour the casserole or dutch oven, or line with a baking sheet, the tip the dough into it, and score the top of with a sharp knife. Cover with a lid and bake for 20 minutes. Leave a tray full of water in the oven during baking time, to allow extra moisture in.
  8. After 20 minutes, remove the lid and bake for another 20 minutes.
  9. Once the bread has cooked for 40 minutes, take it out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.
  10. Once it's completely cold, slice it and go ahead enjoying it on its own or with some delicious butter 😊.

Sourdough bread provides a number of important nutrients and can fit into a healthy and balanced diet. While its high carbohydrate content can cause blood sugar levels to rise, it shouldn't cause blood sugar spikes and crashes. Therefore, sourdough lasts much longer than commercial bread, and even when a week old, it still makes great toast. Before you begin with this recipe, make sure you have your starter ready and healthy. Tip the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the salt to one side of the bowl and the yeast to the other.