I wanted to make a new type of sourdough so I made an oat sourdough!!! I used steel cut oats that I ground in my dry container of my Vitamix! Easy! I found an old recipe for the starter & it included peeled, cored apples that you grate. This way, the oat sourdough will be fruity in flavour without tasting of the apples! I was intrigued & wanted to try this out! So, I did! I made it in 6 days. My oat sourdough has now matured to being 9 months old, this day! It starts with using 3 ingredients:
Recipe: Making an Oat Sourdough
90 gr organic whole oat flakes or steel cut oats
2 apples, peeled, cored & grated
50 ml warm water
Day 1: In the morning: Make the oat sourdough.
Put oats into dry Vitamix container & place fitted lid on. Blend until it resembles flour. This only takes 10 seconds. Take a medium see through bowl with fitted lid & add oatmeal, grated apples & pour 50 ml warm water in here. With a spoon, mix well. So, your oat sourdough base is ready. Place onto a big cloth. In the evening, mix it trough with a spoon during 30 seconds, to stir air into the mix. Eveytime, close the lid.
Day 2: in the morning: the dough is more sticky, more fragrant & has risen too. Smell of apples!
Mix the sourdough dough well through with a spoon. Close the lid again.
Day 2: in the evening: mix it all through with a spoon.
Day 3: It smells like fresh yoghurt & apples!
Day 4: It smells really fresh & like yoghurt, no apple smell anymore!
Day 5: In the morning, I fed my sourdough with 100 gr oat flour & 100 gr warm water, mixed well with a spoon. In the evening, I did the same again, feeding with 100 gr oat flour & 100 gr warm water, mixed well with a spoon!
Day 6: Your oat sourdough is ready & smells fresh & has a lot of wholes. This is a more stiffer sourdough!
Recipe: For 1 oat sourdough bread weighing: 830 gr!
500 gr organic white wheat flour (T 65)
100 gr active oat sourdough
6 gr salt per bread
15 gr honey (I used sunflower honey)
300 ml warm water
- Take Kenwood major & add all ingredients in this order into the fitted bowl. Place dough hook in. Start by mixing on low-speed, aka number 2 for 3 minutes. Now, turn speed up to number 4 & knead the dough for another 5 minutes. Stop machine from time to time to scrape the sides. Knead again.
- With help of a dough scraper, scrape your dough out of the bowl & onto your kitchen counter. With your hands, knead dough for a few minutes. I do the stretch & fold method for a few minutes. Flour a fitted banetton rich with rice flour. Place your dough into it. Place closed plastic bag over it & leave to rise for 6 hours in a warm place. After this time, your dough has risen a bit, but not too much because of the oat sourdough.
- Preheat your oven to 200 °C (392 F) for 10 minutes. I always use a fan oven.
- Place a Silpat onto an oven rack. Place your banetton upside down & carefully flip your dough out of the basket onto the Silpat. You now see circles of the banetton onto your dough. Slash it or score it just like you want & smear your bread top & sides in with water. I use a silicon pastry brush here. Lower your heat to 180°C (356 F) & bake your bread for 45 minutes or until browned & baked through! I inserted a thermometer & it stated 96°C (205 F) so it is baked through! When your bread has been fully baked, your house will smell amazing! If you tap on the bottom of your bread & it sounds hollow, it is fully baked. Carefully remove from the hot oven & place onto a wire rack to cool down completely! You will end up with a delicious tasteful sourdough bread that needs lots of butter on it! This breads tastes a bit sweet because of the honey in here.
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