Really delicious way of using your sourdough discard. Makes about 12 American sized muffins, or, as I prefer about 12 english buns/fairy cake sized treats. Both seem to take about the same time to cook though
600g strong white flour (I used ciabatta flour as that is all I had whilst waiting for a flour deliver)
360g of (discard) sourdough starter
42g beaten egg
30g caster sugar
12g fresh yeast
Semolina or cornmeal or corse polenta for dusting
Put the starter, milk and fresh yeast into a bowl and beat together. Use a pan of boiling water from the kettle to warm the liquid in the bowl.
Weigh the flour, sugar and salt into another bowl. Add to the starter and combine. This will feel a little dry. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Knead the dough until the gluten has started to form. Add the butter and beaten egg. Squeeze into the dough and then finish kneeding until a smouth dough is obtained. Cover with the bowl and rest for an hour.
Dust work surface with the semolina. Roll out the dough to 1cm thick. Dust the top with semolina and cut out 8 muffins with a cookie cutter. Cover with a plastic bag and proof for 20 minutes.
Warm a frying pan (I used an electric crepe pan on a high heat). You will want to use the first few to get the temperature right initially. You want it hot enough to brown the outside but cool enough to cook all the way through. Cook on both sides for approximately 5-6 minures.
Allow to cool on a wire rack.
p.s. With the scraps of dough I formed into rolls and proofed for 30 minutes before baking in an oven. Brucy bonus. Dinner rolls.
Added by: Doughtastic - Graham
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