Sourdough Bread: How To Coil Fold
See how coil folds build sourdough structure. Using my final dough mix that has rested for 30min.
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This is our 1st set of coils. The 1st is always the stretchiest. Release the bottom. Wet hands help.
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Reach under. Pull up slowly until dough releases. Fold dough over the top of itself & tuck. Repeat.
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Turn bowl to do each side. These ones form more easily. Cover & rest 30 min.
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Coil set #2. The dough is already building shape. Feeling stretchy & seeing small bubbles. Cover 30m
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Set #3. Dough feels stronger, less slack, feels silky, bouncy. Look at the structure on the side.
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Set #4. Beautiful fermentation. See the seam from last time? That’s a sign of structure.
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Look how cohesive & elastic. See the edges? We’re very close to being done with what this loaf needs
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Coil set #5. Signs it’s done: holding shape, resistant to stretch. Finish bulk ferment undisturbed.
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90min later. Signs bulk ferment is done: light, jiggly, domed surface, 50% rise, beautiful bubbles.
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