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No Knead Same Day Batard (Hybrid Method)

I was expecting some friends coming over and needed some crusty bread ASAP.

This no knead same day batard was a life saver.

So crunchy, super light inside, absolutely delicious.

And the best part it was ready exactly for the lunch.

Ready in: 
6-7 hours
Serves: 
6-10 people
Yield:  
2x575g loaves
Units: 
US, EU

Ingredients

Sourdough Starter

Night before

I always feed starter with 90% all purpose flour and 10% rye. Which makes it nice and strong.

Please note, summertime ratio for overnight feeding is higher (1:10:10) compared to wintertime( 1:7:7), because of the temperature difference. Depending on the strength of the starter, you can change the ratio.

Learn how to make starter from scratch here.

Main Dough

Directions 

Starter preparation steps

Night before

  • 10 pm add starter to the water and whisk together, add flour, mix well, cover loosely, let sit at room temp 70-75F till next morning until it reaches the peak (10-12 hours), it should at least double (starter isn’t strong enough), or triple in size(strong starter).

Batard dough preparation steps

Next morning

  • 8 am mix water with yeast and sourdough starter until dissolved add flour, using spoon, mix all together, until no dry flour remained, cover, let rest 30 min for autolyse (during the autolyse stage the flour absorbs the water, becoming fully hydrated. This will activate gluten development).
  • 8.30 am add salt. Lightly mix using your hands, until salt incorporated well. Round the dough and let rest covered at 74-76F/23-24C for 30 min.
  • 9 am perform 1st coil fold. Round the dough, cover and let rest for 1 hour.
  • 10 am 2nd coil fold. Round the dough, cover and let rest for 1 hour.
  • 11 am 3rd coil fold. Round the dough, cover and let rest for 1 hour. 

Batard preshaping steps

  • 12 pm dough has to feel lighter, with signs of fermentation(bubbles on the surface), but not too puffy.
  • Turn container on slightly floured surface. Using the scraper divide the dough in 2 equal parts, The weight of each dough piece should be around 575g.
  • Round each piece of dough with help of a scraper. And let rest uncovered for 30 min.

Batard shaping steps

Batard  shaping requires a technique for proper proofing and achieving a beautiful looking loaf.

  • Turn the dough round on to floured surface. Pat it down roughly, form a rectangle.
  • Fold the top part and the 2 top sides creating triangle on top of your dough.
  • Start from the top folding the dough into a log, trying to grab any leftover sides of the dough, and roll them tight into a log,
  • Seal the edges with your fingers, then roll the dough back and forth starting from the center towards the end until you achieve the desired length (about 20cm long, if you are planning to bake Batard in challenger pan,
  •  Generously sprinkle proofing couche with whole grain  flour to prevent sticking.
  • Now transfer each shaped dough onto a proofing couche sealed side up. Cover batards with kitchen towel. Let them proof for 1 hour at 78F. It could take little more or less time( depending on the temperature on your kitchen)
  • Perform poke test to check the readiness. Give the dough a gentle but assertive poke. If the dough springs back right away, let it rise for a few more minutes. If the dough springs back slowly, like it’s waking up from a long nap, and your poke leaves a small indentation, it’s ready to go.
  • During proofing time start to preheat oven 500F challenger pan  in it.
  • When the oven is hot and batards are proofed enough, flip them over on a parchment paper, score with 1 long cut.
  • Bake batard for 10 min with lid closed.
  • Lower the temperature to 450 F, open the lid and Bake for 20 more min.

Enjoy!

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13 thoughts on “No Knead Same Day Batard (Hybrid Method)

  1. You mentioned of 1g dry yeast included in the ingredients, would instant yeast will act similarily or it has to be active dry yeast?
    Thanks

    1. Yes, instant or dry yeast will act the same.
      Thank you

    2. Hi!
      Yes!
      Instant yeast will work!

  2. Looks beautiful! I would like to make this using more whole/spelt flour. Have you tried it? Thanks in advance!

    1. Sure, you can add more spelt flour, the dough will need more water.

  3. Hola, leí que el curso es en español también, no he podido entrar
    Me podrían ayudar

  4. I am curious about this use of the instant yeast since I have read that it is dried or fresch yeast that have to be used when backing bread
    i am a noob, just started some sourdough bakes

  5. Could you do a cold, overnight proof with this recipe? Would it turn out the same? I’ve made it several times, and it is absolutely DELICIOUS!

    1. Absolutely, it will be even better! Shape it and let retard overnight

  6. Hi! I don’t have yeast.
    Would work without it ? I guess it is to speed up the process ? Thanks !!

    1. It will definitely work without yeast, but will take longer to proof.

  7. Hi I accidentally forgot the instant yeast with the autolease, realized after 15 minutes that I forgot then mixed it in after the first 15 to 20 min or so waited another 30 min then added the salt and did all other steps the same. came out super puffy. did coil fold every 30 min. then divided after 1 hour.

  8. Hi I accidentally forgot the instant yeast with the autolyse, realized after 15 minutes that I forgot then mixed it in after the first 15 to 20 min or so waited another 30 min then added the salt and did all other steps the same. came out super puffy. did coil fold every 30 min. then divided after 1 hour.

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