Jalapeño Cheddar Sourdough
gather ingredients: - sourdough starter - water - bread flour - salt - cheddar cheese - pickled jalapenos
Combine water and sourdough starter
add bread flour and mix until completely combined. Cover and rest 30 minutes.
add salt to the dough, knead in for 1 - 2 minutes. Rest for 30 minutes.
perform 3 sets of stretch and folds over the next hour and a half with a 30 minute break between.
after the last stretch and fold, turn the dough onto a floured surface and with wet hands, press into a rectangle.
spread diced jalapenos and cheddar over the dough before shaping.
transfer the shaped loaf to a banneton or bowl lined with clean flour sack towel.
allow dough to rise until puffy, or place in the fridge for a cold ferment
flip dough out of proofing basket onto a parchment sheet.
score the loaf and bake in a preheated dutch oven at 475f for 35 minutes covered, and 15 minutes uncovered.
allow to cool, then slice and enjoy!