I like to think of this Carrot Raisin Sourdough Bread Ias a carrot cake made bread! haha I really liked the combination and I actually have to give the credit to Nord Bread as it was one of their flavors in March 2021.
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First…why do I only eat sourdough bread?
Because I love bread! and because eating sourdough bread is not just a trend – it is truly the healthiest way to eat it. Check out my blog post here to learn about the health benefits of real sourdough bread.
Now going back to the Carrot Raisin Sourdough Bread… let’s check the ingredients!
Can I substitute the Bread Flour for something else in this Carrot Raisin Sourdough Bread?
You can only substitute the Bread Flour in the recipe for All Purpose – but for nothing else!
Remember that all flours and types of grain behave differently.
What water temperature should I use to mix the dough?
Room temperature is fine. Remember that you will have the dough sitting at room temperature for a couple of hours, so any temperature you use will end up being room temperature.
Why do I need to soak the raisins overnight to make this Carrot Raisin Sourdough Bread?
Because raisins are a dry fruit – and because of that they like to absorb liquids! So if you don’t soak them overnight (or at least a couple of hours) the raisins will end up taking water from the dough… and we don’t want that.
Could I soak the raisins in a liquor instead of water?
Absolultely! that would be super tasty. Feel free to soak them in rum, whisky, beer… etc.
Does the salt need to be fine to make this Carrot Raisin Sourdough Bread?
Yes! make sure the salt is fine because we need to blend with the dough.
How to perform folds?
If you are new to sourdough bread baking, most of the time your are just performing what is called “Folds”. If you are not sure what these are or how to perform them check out my video which show how to clearly make them here.
Carrot Raisin Sourdough Bread
- Kitchen digital scale
- Medium size bowl
- Dough Scraper
- Banneton (oval or round)
- Dutch Oven (5 qt at least)
- Parchment Paper
- Plastic wrap
- Scoring knife
- 1000 Grams Bread Flour King Arthur Brand
- 770 Grams Water Room temperature
- 200 Grams Levain (Ripe sourdough starter)
- 170 Grams Grated Carrots
- 200 Grams Raisins Weighed before soaked
- 20 Grams Salt Fine
- Rice Flour Just enough to sprinkle inside the bannetons to prevent the dough from sticking.
- Soak the raising overnight
- When planning to mix the dough, measure all the ingredients separately
- Mix in a bowl the flour, water and ripe sourdough starter. Mix with your hands thoroughly (making sure there are no dry spots) and let rest for 30 minutes.
- After the above 30 minutes have passed add the salt.
- Once the salt has been mixed in, go ahead and add the raisins and carrots. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Let the dough rest covered with plastic wrap at room temperature for 30 minutes.
- Perform folds every 30 minutes for the next 3 hours. (If you don't know how to perform folds – I left a link just before the recipe in this post that takes you to the video on how to perform folds)
- Divide your loaf in 2 – shape and place in your bannetons. I like to use rice flour in my bannetons to avoid the dough from sticking.
- If you deflated your loaf and its not filling up your banneton, let the loaves sit at room temperature until you get the desired rise.
- Then, put your loaves in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours, max 48 hours for the magic to happen!
- Bake at 475°F for 20 minutes in your Dutch Oven. Make sure to do 20 minutes with the lid on, then remove the lid and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until you like the color of the crust.Enjoy!
Do you have any questions about this sourdough bread recipe?
Make sure to comment below and I will answer them as soon as possible.
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