The credit for this bread goes to a man dear to my heart. He does not know lime is one of my favorite flavors. He came up with the idea the weekend we met and we worked on it together, so it will be a favorite of mine from now on. It is unusual and quite delicious.
Note: One day lean sourdough breads are notorious for drying out quickly after the first day. If you want to extend the freshness, keep the preferment in the refrigerator for three days instead of just one night at room temp.
Pixie’s Lime Loaf – 4lbs 2.3 oz/1879g @ 64% hydration
Start a preferment the evening before baking:
- 2.5oz/70g starter @ 100% hydration fed within 12 hours.
- 8 oz/226g water
- 15.5 oz/439g bread flour
- .1 oz/ 2g salt
- 14 oz/396g water
- 14oz/396g bread flour
- .7 oz /19g salt – stir in salt before adding lime
- lime juice and zest – 2.5 – 3 oz
- 9 oz/255 bread flour
- all of your preferment – 1 lb 10 oz/737g