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Fig, Spelt, and Pumpkin Seeds Loaf

Sourdough loaf using Fig, Spelt, Pumpkin Seeds flour

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200g Fig, Spelt, Pumpkin seeds flour
300g white bread flour (no4)
50g fed starter
375g warm water
9g salt


Mix water and starter with a fork, then add the flours and salt. Combine well, first with a dough scraper and then by hand. Cover and leave it for 1 hour.

Using the scraper again, ‘shape’ the wet dough a little by folding the sides inwards.

Cover again and start the bulk rising. This can take from 4 to 8 hours depending on room temperature. At the beginning of this, perform 3 sets of stretch&folds (30mns - 45 mns - 45mns). The dough should double in size, become shinier, and some bubbles should appear.

Remove the dough on a lightly oiled surface and pre-shape into a round. Let it rest for 10mns, and then shape again. Place in a prepared proving basket, cover, and let prove again for 30mns to 2 hours, again depending on room temperature. The dough should have puffed up a little.

Preheat oven to 240 degree celsius with a cast iron pot inside. Just before oven is ready, take some parchment paper, put it over the basket, and invert it so the dough is on the paper. Score, and place in hot pot carefully. Bake covered for 20mns, remove cover, reduce oven to 230 degrees, and bake for a further 30mns. Take pot out of oven. The loaf can be placed in the oven for an extra 10mns if you want a darker crust.

Let it cool down, and then enjoy :0)

Added by: VeroniqueS

Tags: Bread Sourdough Spelt

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Yeast instead of starter

Hi , i would like to try it without using a sourdoudough starter , just using yeast . How would I need to adjust the recipe?

Khajusta 23 September 2020

Great recipe!

I used my own method, but your quantities and tried it out on a tiny 100g loaf (in the spirit of not wasting flour). Really great crumb! Was wondering if you know roughly what hydration this might be? I’m thinking 65/70 when you take into consideration the dry weight of the figs and seeds Thanks :)

Nnort 28 August 2020

RE: Great recipe!

Oops, very sorry! This is the wrong recipe

Nnort 28 August 2020

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