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Offline deb415611

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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #105 on: May 05, 2011, 03:17:45 am »
I did figure out what the problem with my last batch of rolls with Cinnamon and raisins. It seems that I went a little heavy on the cinnamon. It can have the tendency to be a yeast killer. This time I added a tsp of instant yeast to the mix and got some tasty rolls. There is a yeast that SAF makes that is supposed to be better for sweet breads using cinnamon. It's SAF Gold or something. Probably gotta order on line.



SS - I bought a lb. of the gold, if you wants some pm me your address. 

I bought mine at King Arthur.

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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #106 on: May 05, 2011, 08:37:29 am »
Thanks Deb, I also ordered the Gold from KA. It did the trick on the cinny buns, and also seems to work better in some of my tough to rise rye breads.

LQ, this is what Manxman did, but I did not hear back from him. Was hoping Sonny would post his more precise meathod, but this should work.

To reconstitute dehydrated 1/2 cup starter pack:

Add 1/2 cup warm water around 110F. [Bottled water is what I use.]
Add 1 cup bread flour. [I use King Arthur Bread Flour for the starter and Gold Medal "Better for Bread" for the baking.]
Add 1/8 cup sugar.

Mix well and leave at room temperature and look for signs of life!! In your climate LQ, if you mix in the morning it should be nice and bubbly by evening and do the next step.

Using rehydrated starter:

To 1 cup starter add:
11/2 cups bread flour.
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup warm water around 110F.

Leave for up to 10 days - 2 weeks, after this time retain one cup to start process again and use the other two cups for bread making / friends / discard.

To make basic dough:

To one cup starter add:
11/2 cups warm water around 110F.
1tsp salt
1/2 cup corn oil
1/2 cup sugar
6 - 7 cups bread flour (2lb)

Cut this in half for 1 good sized loaf or a pan of rolls. Leftover starter is great for pancakes or waffles, adding milk and egg.

The amount of starter used for baking is not that precise, about 2 to 2 and a half cups for a full load.
If your first bake is not perfect, don't worry about it as the starter is just getting used to it's new home and will balance out with the next feed.

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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #107 on: May 06, 2011, 12:33:21 am »
Thanks Smokin...We are doing buffalo short ribs on Sunday....these rolls would be fabulous with it... ;)

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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #108 on: June 01, 2011, 05:24:05 pm »
A new twist to Sonny's starter. Wifey and friends craving chocolate and I hate baking cakes. Used the normal bread mix, added 3 tbs cocoa powder, switched butter for the corn oil and added 1 1/2 cups of white chocolate chips, 1 tsp Vanila extract, 1/2 tsp nutmeg. [white chips were all i had]. Took some of the chips and put in my little coffee grinder to make a bit of a topping. They loved it!
A little harder to work with cause of the chips, so I made big ones, 16 pcs. Next time I might try to roll it out and spread out the ground chips and roll back up. The girls say "leave it alone".


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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #109 on: June 02, 2011, 01:47:39 pm »
Does the original recipe for this have yeast in the starter??

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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #110 on: June 02, 2011, 05:14:48 pm »
I am sure it does, but when using the starter no yeast is added.

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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #111 on: September 20, 2013, 01:20:40 pm »
I might of missed it somewhere but how do you make the starter. I see a lot of people on here are getting the starter from someone else , but how do you make the starter?
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Re: Sweet Bread Starter
« Reply #112 on: September 21, 2013, 04:07:09 pm »
Crg is the keeper of the starter. He has also figured out how to dry it so it can be shipped around the world and then restarted. I can't remember if it was started with yeast or not. This starter is from around 1870's on the oregon trail or something like that. If you contact him he would be glad to ship you some.
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