lemon & basil sourdough with flaky sea salt

a basil plant on

the windowsill pretending

it’s still summertime

1 c wheat chef, 1 t cut up basil, 1 t salt, 2 T diastatic malt powder, juice of 1 lemon, 1 thin-sliced lemon, 2 T sugar, 3 c flour, 1 1/4 c water

mix all but slices, rest 1 hour, fold, rest 10 hours, fold, rest 12 hours, form loose floured ball, slash top, sprinkle with more flaky sea salt, rest 30 minutes; bake in preheated dutch oven, 465 F, lid on, 30 minutes; 425 F, lid off, 15 minutes, add slices, bake 5 minutes; rests: covered, room temperature; folds: 8x

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