Krang Bread

Author: Alex Recker

Krang Bread is a simple, no fuss, versatile sourdough. It's makes as good of a sandwich, as it does french toast, as it does regular toast, and at the end of the day it still tastes great with just a swipe of butter.

Materials

  • krang1 (113 g)
  • water, cold (548 g)
  • kosher salt (13 g)
  • bread flour (652 g)

Procedure

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large, wide, flat bottomed container. Use your hands to incorporate until all the flour is mixed and it comes together in a shaggy dough, but don't knead. [7:00 PM]

  2. Cover the container and leave to rest for 45 minutes. [7:15 PM]

  3. Remove the lid and fold the dough. With wet hands, stretch the dough as far as it will go without breaking, pulling it over the top and to the other side. Go top to bottom, bottom to top, left to right, right to left, then flip the dough over like a pillow. Flatten at the bottom of the container, then cover to rest for another 30 minutes. If the dough is still too loose to be handled, just do your best to stretch it out wherever possible [8:00 PM]

  4. Fold the dough every 30 minutes for the next few hours. After about 4 hours, it will become soft, smooth, shiny, and it won't stick as much. Remove from the bowl and fold into a log on a wet counter, and allow it to rest for 15 minutes [11:15 PM].

  5. With wet hands, roll the dough into a log and drop it in the pan. Using wet fingers, tuck the sides of the dough down to the bottom of the pan. Cover tightly in foil and leave in the fridge overnight [11:30 PM].

  6. Remove pan from fridge. Leave at room temperature until the dough reaches just below the top of the pan. The top should be bubbly and very runny. If possible, leave it in a warm spot. Should take 4-5 hours [7:30 AM]

  7. Bake at 450F for 45 minutes, uncovered. Immediately remove from pan and leave to cool on a rack. [11:30 AM]


  1. Or any 100% flour weight sourdough starter