Jerky and Sourdough

2120: pre-ferment done, by weight, except 2 Tbsp starter (40g).

For the jerky marinade, I followed the original foodie recipe but skipped the brown sugar (we were out), and subbed coconut aminos for soy sauce, left out liquid smoke, used regular paprika, and added slightly more cayenne then called for. I sliced the 2.5 lbs of top round with the grain mostly.

9:50: meat is in marinade.

0815, next day: I added the remainder of an old packet of regular yeast to the sourdough, about 5g. Then the rest of the ingredients.

Just Put the Ingredients In

1115: sourdough has already expanded so much, it’s time for the pan.

Ready for the Pan
All Done!
Sliced

This is great! So nice and big. It is significantly less sourdough tasting, though. That’s a big down side. Next time I should try only a gram of the industrial yeast.

1040, next day: that was a long marinade period, but the jerky is on the smoker now at 175.

1450: all done! Best jerky yet, Sarah says.

Even More Sourdough

We’re gonna try even more starter this time. I want to fill the large bread pans.

2200, night before: made pre-ferment. Used about 4 Tbsp starter, which was 100 g. Used 210 g flour and 240 g water to make two loaves.

0830: all ingredients in.

1030: starting bulk rise.

Bulk Rise Done

1700: finished bulk rise, in the pans now.

Starting to Rise in the Pans

2300: forgot to bake it today, oops ☺️ In the fridge now.

Ready to Bake

0730, next day: out of the fridge to warm up a bit.

1000: in the oven finally.

Ready to Eat!

1040: seems to have come out about right… Taste will tell…

Pretty great! Nicely fluffy, not filling the bread pans but still nice. A bit too sour maybe, actually. I think that’s from the extra rise time.

More Sourdough

I eat lots of bread. I eat lots of smoked meat, too, but unfortunately we need to eat all the stuff in the freezer now. It’s no time to make more smoked meat. But sourdough? That’ll be eaten in a week.

This time I used 1.5 Tbsp starter instead of 1, hoping to get more rise in the dough for the same about of sit time.

0930: finished kneading. Last night I did the pre-ferment, and earlier this morning I mixed in the rest of the ingredients.

Before Rising

1400: the bulk rise seems sufficient, now to let it sit in the bread pan for a few hours.

After Bulk Rise

2000: started it baking!

The result is probably a little lighter and larger than in the past. So, even better. I should use even more starter next time, 2 Tbsp, or maybe 1 Tbsp with some standard yeast.