The Happy Place Starter recipe

The Happy Place Starter

New York, United States

Age

21Years
Color

Country of origin United States

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The Happy Place Starter

Since 1997

I loved toast. Love to cook so bought a bread machine. Loathed it! Someone took me to La Brea Bakery that had just opened in Los Angeles. I wanted to make bread like that! Bought Silverton's book that summer and tried twice to make a starter. First time went bad. Second time worked.

Characteristics

For 4 loaves I start with 25oz starter, 2.4 lbs Spring Water, 4.4lbs Organic White Bread Flour, 1 cup Wheat Bran. After first mix, wait 20 mins, add 8tsps Sea Salt, mix higher speed, then add flavoring. Olives & Fresh Thyme or Lemon Zest and Fresh Rosemary or Fig Jam and Fennel Seeds or Fresh Dill and Chopped light sautéed Shallots. All are amazing.

Taste & flavour

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Recipe

Starting ingredients

  • 19.5oz White bread flour
  • 8oz Starter
  • 28oz Bottled or well water

Feeding ingredients

1
Feed and refrigerate. Can be used for the next 2-3 days. Then feed again.

Working method

1
Created 20 years ago in Ridgefield, CT using home grown Concord Grapes, King Arthur Organic White Bread Flour, and our well water.
19.5oz White bread flour 8oz Starter 28oz Bottled or well water

Result

Selection of some of the breads I bake.
The Happy Place Starter  first overview
The Happy Place Starter  second overview
The Happy Place Starter  first slice
The Happy Place Starter  second slice

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