vanessa kimbell style sourdough bread
Not far away from here is the Nettlebed Folk Club and I can’t help but think about this every time I consider making bread from the new season’s nettles. The folk club is renowned for a long history of showcasing the best folk music in the UK. Unlike its near namesake, nettle bread is far
2x 1.6kg loaves (large). Made with 50% strong stoneground whole wheat flour plus 50% strong white. Poolish from natural levain with wholemeal flour 6-7 hours to mature. Short mix. 2 hour bulk ferment with 2 folds at 40 minute intervals. 20 min bench rest before shaping into bannetons. Retarded overnight in fridge for 9 hours.