How to Bake Masa Madre

My simple interpretation from Tartine's Bread Book for delicious homemade sour dough.

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How to Bake Masa Madre Recipe
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- Part 1 - The night before you want to bake, transform your starter into your leavener...

- Part 1 - The night before you want to bake, transform your starter into your leavener...

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Turn your facet until you have about 78º

Turn your facet until you have about 78º

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Put 200 grams of the 78º into a bowl

Put 200 grams of the 78º into a bowl

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Add 100g of white flour and 100g of wheat flour

Add 100g of white flour and 100g of wheat flour

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Add a tablespoon or so of your starter

Add a tablespoon or so of your starter

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Mix with a fork, watch for hidden unmixed flour lumps

Mix with a fork, watch for hidden unmixed flour lumps

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Cover and let sit in a cool place overnight

Cover and let sit in a cool place overnight

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- Part 2 - The next morning the leavener should be all bubbly

- Part 2 - The next morning the leavener should be all bubbly

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Weigh out 625g of water at 80º

Weigh out 625g of water at 80º

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Add a kilo of flour: 900g white and 100g wheat

Add a kilo of flour: 900g white and 100g wheat

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Add 200g of your leavener, it should float in the water

Add 200g of your leavener, it should float in the water

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Mix the flour, water and leavener on low speed for 10 minues

Mix the flour, water and leavener on low speed for 10 minues

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{Meanwhile} Mix a bit of your leavener, 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of flour (half white and half whole wheat) in a small plastic bowl

{Meanwhile} Mix a bit of your leavener, 1/2 cup of water and a 1/2 cup of flour (half white and half whole wheat) in a small plastic bowl

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{meanwhile} Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge, this is next week's starter

{meanwhile} Cover the bowl and place it in the fridge, this is next week's starter

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Let the dough rest 30 minutes. Don't skip this step as it lets the flour absorb the water

Let the dough rest 30 minutes. Don't skip this step as it lets the flour absorb the water

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Measure out 20g of salt and 50g of 80º water and add to your mixer bowl

Measure out 20g of salt and 50g of 80º water and add to your mixer bowl

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Mix for 10 minutes more

Mix for 10 minutes more

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- Part 3 - Turn the dough into a ceramic bowl

- Part 3 - Turn the dough into a ceramic bowl

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And place in a slightly warm environment (80 to 85º) for 3 to 4 hour for the bulk rise

And place in a slightly warm environment (80 to 85º) for 3 to 4 hour for the bulk rise

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After 3 to 4 hours and the dough has nicely risen

After 3 to 4 hours and the dough has nicely risen

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- Part 4 - Turn the dough out onto a scantly floured board and light flour the top

- Part 4 - Turn the dough out onto a scantly floured board and light flour the top

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Cut dough in half, flip each half over and shape it into a round

Cut dough in half, flip each half over and shape it into a round

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Cover and let the rounds rest for 20 minutes

Cover and let the rounds rest for 20 minutes

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{meanwhile} Flour 2 wicker basics with rye flour

{meanwhile} Flour 2 wicker basics with rye flour

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To shape the final rounds

To shape the final rounds

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Flip each round over, and stretch out the end closes to you. Fold the stretched end back on top of itself. Do this for all four side

Flip each round over, and stretch out the end closes to you. Fold the stretched end back on top of itself. Do this for all four side

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After the final fold, roll the dough over and shape it into a ball

After the final fold, roll the dough over and shape it into a ball

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Let the round rest a minute and then place it in the basket, top side down

Let the round rest a minute and then place it in the basket, top side down

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Cover with a damp cloth and place in the fridge overnight

Cover with a damp cloth and place in the fridge overnight

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- Part 5 - The next morning preheat the oven to 500º with a Dutch oven in the oven

- Part 5 - The next morning preheat the oven to 500º with a Dutch oven in the oven

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The dough should have risen nicely overnight

The dough should have risen nicely overnight

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Place the Dutch oven in the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 450º

Place the Dutch oven in the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 450º

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After 20 minutes remove the top part of the Dutch ovn

After 20 minutes remove the top part of the Dutch ovn

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Another view

Another view

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Bake for another 20 minutes

Bake for another 20 minutes

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And eat!

And eat!

Ingredients

1 Kilogram Flour (90% white/10% wheat) 
675 Grams Water at 80º 
200 Grams Leavener 
20 Grams Salt 
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