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chocolate cherry sourdough bread


similar to zingermans. recipe from http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/1983/chocolate-cherry-sourdough-bread. cups of flour measured using the scoop method -- don't spoon in! prep time includes overnight rising.


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  1. The night before
  2. Dissolve the starter into the water as best you can
  3. Mix the salt with the flour
  4. "dump the flour into the starter slurry and mix it all up together until its all hydrated"
  5. The dough should be very tacky and maybe a little sticky
  6. But not super sticky
  7. Cover the bowl with plastic or a plate
  8. And let it sit at room temperature for about 12 hours
  9. Pour some boiling water over the cherries
  10. "if you cant find dried tart cherries
  11. Dried cranberries will usually do almost as well"
  12. Let the fruit soak for about 15 minutes
  13. Drain and then place them on towels or paper towels to dry
  14. Mix it up with the chocolate and cherries in a bowl
  15. Flour a workspace lightly
  16. And then gently turn the dough out onto the board
  17. With wet hands
  18. Lightly pat the dough into a rectangle
  19. Stretch the dough to about twice its length
  20. And then spread 1 / 4 of the chocolate cherry mixture in the center
  21. Fold one-third of the dough on top
  22. And again
  23. Spread 1 / 4 of the mixture on top
  24. Fold the final third of the dough like a letter
  25. And then turn the dough one-quarter
  26. Follow the same procedure
  27. And then cover the dough
  28. Let it rest for about 15 minutes
  29. Now
  30. After letting the dough rest for 15 minutes
  31. Gently shape the dough into a boule
  32. And place it in a well-floured banneton
  33. Let rise for 3 hours
  34. Put my cloche
  35. A dutch oven
  36. Oven-safe casserole
  37. Baking stone
  38. Or baking sheet in the oven and preheated it to 500f
  39. Score bread
  40. Bake for 30 minutes
  41. And then uncovered for about 17-18 minutes
  42. Let cool

Step 21

Total Time in Minute 950

Ingredients Count 6

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