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After seeing Pa de pagès català - Catalan loaf posted by Abelbreadgallery about a week ago, I knew Lucy couldn’t resist making it something more to her liking by mixing it up some.  She has been struggling with her sprouted grain project but thinks she might finally have it sorted out after this bake- I’m not so sure since after she turned 10 she has slowed down recipe wise.

 

She increased the usual amount of whole grains in this loaf to 35%, and sprouted them because we like the taste if we can figure out  a way to keep the bread from over proofing due to the way more enzymes the sprouting unleashes…..which makes more sugar from the starch  allowing the yeast and Lab in the SD to run wildly out of control.

 

She also dropped the commercial yeast since it isn’t needed and we don’t run a bakery that needs to speed things along even if the flavor of the bread suffers.   She increased the hydration some to 72% and also subbed some Lafama AP and some Winco AP flour too for some of the bread flour.  We did use King Arthur bread flour for a third of the white flour making the protein for the white flours averaging out to 12%. 

 

Why the EU gave this straightforward SD bread made with a little whole wheat and bread flour special status for Catalonia is beyond me since people have been making this same bread all over the world for at least a hundred years and likely much, much longer.  Still, the Catalonians must be proud of it anyway…..but wish it has some rye or spelt and or both to improve the flavor but that would be another bread entirely.

 

Our usual 4 day process was extended a day to get the wheat berries sprouted and chitted,   which took a day.  By the time we dried them in the AZ at 110 F, milled them and sifted out the hard bits it took a day and a half.    We ended up with 28 g of hard bits that we fed to the 7 week retarded, huge looking if only  4 g, of 66% hydration, rye starter over 3 stages to build the final  tiny 7% levain at 60 g.  We retarded the levain  after the 3rd feeding for another 24 hours.

 

Once the levain came out of the fridge to warm up and finish doubling we autolysed the rest of the flour with the dough liquid that included the left over soaker water for the sprouts with the salt sprinkled on top of the autolyse ball so Lucy wouldn’t forget it.  After 2 hours, the levain was mixed in and 6 minutes of slap and folds commenced followed by 2 more sets of 1 minute each.  All the sets were separated by 30 minutes of rest,

 

We then did 3 sets of stretch and folds on 30 minute intervals and had planned to add some sage, walnuts and walnut oil to the mix or possibly some olives with the sage but then decided to make a plain old sprouted white bread since we don’t have any in the freezer and my wife might eat it.

 

After and hour of bulk ferment, we pre-shaped and then shaped the dough into a boule, placing the dough seam side down in the rice floured basket.  The dough seemed pretty springy and full of air.  Into the fridge it went for a 24 hour retard.   We hoped the small levain would not over proof the dough as it retarded but you never know until you look.  When we took a peek at 21 hours it looked OK so we let it go for the full 24.

 

Lucy decided to the boule come to room temperature and bake it then rather than cold right out of the oven.   This bread is baked seem side up and not slashed so a little over proofing won’t be a horrible thing like usual – just semi horrible which Lucy equates to semi sweet chocolate which isn’t all bad. 

 

Since it was only 80 F at 7 AM and cloudy this morning we decided to bake the bread in Big Old Betsy…… if it wasn’t 100 F by 11 AM.   It was preheated to 550 F and when BOB beeped it was at temperature we loading in the Mega Steam under the bottom stone.  12 minutes later the steam was billowing.

We un-molded the bread onto a parchment covered peel and slid the bread onto the bottom stone.  2 minutes later we turned the oven down to 500 F and 2 minutes later we turned it down to 475 F where it stayed for another 11 minutes when the steam came as we turned the oven down to 425 F – Convection this time.

 

The bread continued to bake for another 10 minutes when the bread read 208 F on the inside and was removed to the cooling rack.   The bread sprang well but didn’t open at the seams.  It also browned up nicely with the blisters we love so much.  We will have to see how the crumb looks and how it tastes later for lunch.  It did come out of the oven light as a feather which is always a good sign.

 

The crust softened as it cooled and this has to be the softest crumb of all time.  Almost impossible to cut while still warm out of the oven –maybe that has something to do with it!  The crumb was also open and moist bu8t it was the taste that stood out.  Much tastier than the normal 35% whole grain wheat bread and well worth the effort to sprout and dry the whole berries first.  We like this bread a lot and my wife might not find any left when she gets home.

 

Formula

 

RyeSD Starter Build

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

7 Week Retarded Rye Starter

4

0

0

4

0.95%

18.66% Sprouted Wheat Extraction

4

8

16

28

6.67%

Water

4

8

16

28

6.67%

Total

12

16

32

60

14.29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter Totals

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

30

7.14%

 

 

 

Water

30

7.14%

 

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

7.71%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

81.34% Extract. Sprouted  Wheat

120

28.57%

 

 

 

 11.97% Protein Flour Mix

300

71.43%

 

 

 

Total Dough Flour

420

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

8

1.78%

 

 

 

 Sprout Water 125, Water

290

69.05%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

69.05%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

450

 

 

 

 

Total Liquid w/ Starter

320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total. Hydration with Starter

71.11%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

778

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

35.24%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.97% Protein flour mix is equal parts of LaFama 11.22% AP.

 

12.7% King Arthur bread flour amd 12% Winco AP flour

 

 

 

 

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Looks better with the puff paste top on?

2014 Dabrownman’s TFL Blog Index

 

1/1/2014 - New Year’s Panettone - 2014

1/3/2014 - YW SD Spelt and White Whole Wheat Miche

1/5/2014 -  Saturday Night Pizza - 1/4/2014

1/7/2014 - YW SD ADY Poolish, Tang Zhong Rosemary, Sun Dried Tomato & Parmesan Buns

1/10/2014 - 28 % Whole Multigrain Sourdough with Corn, Potato, Farina and Oat.

1/12/2014 - Saturday Night Calzones – or are they Stromboli’s?

1/17/2014 - Go Tang Zhong Sour Cream, Seeded, Aromatic Sourdough Buns

1/18/2014 - Toady Tang Zhong Multigrain Sourdough Boule

1/23/2014 - Yeast Water and Poolish 42 Percent Whole Multigrain Walnut and Pistachio Bread

1/24/2014 - 50 Percent Whole Multi-grain Sourdough

1/31/2014 - 60 Percent Whole Multigrain Sourdough with Sprouts, Seeds & Yogurt Whey

2/1/2014 - 16 % Whole Multigrain SD with Sesame, Flax and Chia Seeds

2/7/2014 - Dark Russian Jewish Rye Bread with Porter, Prunes, Nuts and Aromatic Seeds

2/14/2014 - Lucy’s Take on Josh’s Version of Pane Maggiore On Valentines Day - 2 Ways

2/20/2014 - Lucy’s Take on Adri’s Westphalian Rye

2/28/2014 - Un-Smoked Spelt Sprouter with Turkish Figs, Seeds, Aromatics & Some Nuts

3/5/2014 - Poolish Calzones and Yeast Water Italian Bread

3/7/2014 - White SD Bread

3/14/2014 - St Paddy’s Day Challenge YW Shamrock on a !00% Whole Wheat SD Chacon

3/21/2014 - Too Pooped To Pop - 56.5 Percent Whole Multigrain Sourdough

3/26/2014- 107% Whole Grain 8 Grain Sourdough

4/4/2014 - 50 Percent Whole Grain 10 Grain Sourdough – One with Cranberries and Seeds

4/6/2014 - Poolish Naan

4/11/2014 - Plotziade Sourdough Chacon

4/13/2014 - Yeast Water Poolish Pizza

4/15/2014 - Lucy’s Take On Wolfgang Puck’s Passover Gefilta Fish

4/17/2014 - Banana Bread

4/18/2014 - Sourdough Hot Cross Buns - 50% Whole Grain

4/19/2014 - Pizza Civitavecchia

4/20/2014 - Last of the Easter Sourdough Bakes Turns Ugly in a Tasty Way

4/21/2014 - Re-Do of the Last Easter Sourdough Bake for BBQ

4/22/2014 - Sacaduros - 46 Percent Whole Grains

4/23/2014 - Half Whole Grain SD Garlic Naan, Onion and Cilantro

4/25/2014 - Seeded Sourdough Multigrain Chacon

5/2/2014 - Everyday 7 Grain Sourdough

5/6/2014 - Cinco de Mayo - 2014

5/9/2014 - Getting Ready for Ploetziade 2

5/16/2014 - Boule and Pumpernickel for Plotziade 2

5/23/2014 - 10 Grain 50 Percent Whole Grain Sourdough - Back To The Old Sourdough Ways

5/26/2014 - Memorial Weekend Pizza - 2014

5/30/2014 - 67% Whole 10 Grain Baguettes

6/6/2014 - Spelt, Farro, Rye and Wheat Sourdough – 50% Whole Grain

6/9/2014 - Italian Yeast Water Buns

6/11/2014 - Italian Style YW Pizza

6/13/2014 - No……. Not Those Pharaohs

6/17/2014 - Calzones and Triple Levain Madness

6/20/2014 - Götz von Berlichingen Ancient Age Sourdough Bread

6/23/2014 - Yeast Water Whole Grain Breakfast Rolls w/ Snockered Fruit and Dark Chocolate

6/27/2014 - Lucy’s Take on Einstein’s Swabian Potato Bread - Schwäbisches Kartoffelbrot

7/4/2014 - 4th of July – 15 Grain Independence Sourdough Challenge Bake

7/11/2014 - 3 Sprouted Grain SD with One No Sprout

7/14/2014 - Lemon and Corn Pie - Old Southern Favorite - Chess Pie

7/18/2014 - Sprouted Multigrain Potato Sourdough with Spelt, Rye, Emmer and Wheat

7/23/2014 - Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Multigrain Pizza Focaccia

7/25/2014 - 6 Grain Fennel and Fig Sourdough

 

 

2013 The Fresh Loaf Dabrownman’s Blog

 

1/4/2013 - Panettone - The Last Bake of 2012

1/4/2013 - New Year's Day Pizza and Banana Bread Cupcakes

1/5/2012 - Hanseata’s Sausage Filled Puff Pastry with Cheese

1/7/2013 - Multi-grain Cream Cheese Sourdough with Multi-grain Scalded Soaker

1/11/2013 - Multi-grain Sourdough Chacon with Olives, Sun Dried Tomato, Garlic, Rosemary and 2 Cheeses

1/16/2013 - Multi-grain Sourdough with Sprouts, Scald, Seeds, Nuts and Prunes

1/17/2013 - Multigrain Yeast Water Bread with Sprouts, Scald, Seeds, Nuts and Prunes

1/23/2013 - White Whole Wheat with Combo YW, Poolish, SD Starter, Water Roux and Wheat Berry Scald

1/25/2013 - SD, YW, Biga, Rye, Spelt, Tang Zhong Bread with Scald, Seeds and Nuts

1/30/2013 - Practice YW Slash Bag

1/31/2013 - Origami Sourdough and Yeast Water Panettone

1/31/2013 - Another Batch of kjknits English Muffins – 12.5 % Whole Wheat

2/1/2013 - Fun With Short Crust and Puff Paste

2/1/2013 - Phil’s Savory Pumpkin and Feta Pie

2/2/2013 - A Born Loser Tells a Tale of Too Many Two’s and the Evil Twin

2/3/2013 - Superbowl Pizza – Great Pizza For a Lights Out, No longer a Blow Out Game

2/3/2013 - It's Been Exactly a Year Since Our First TFL Post - The Index

2/5/2013 - Multigrain SD/YW Brown Bread with Aromatic Seeds and Multi-Grain Scald

2/7/2013 - Big Combo Levain Whole Wheat Bread with Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

2/11/2013 - Not So Pink Valentine Vienna Chocolate Rose

2/13/2013 - Sourdough Pink Valentine Hamburger Buns

2/15/2013 - Yeast Water Cinnamon Rolls

2/18/2013 - Multigrain SD Altamura - Not The Priest's Hat

2/21/2013 - Banana Bread

2/26/2013 - Old Dough VS Levain Multigrain SD With Bulgar and Flax Seed Scald

2/28/2013 - 100 % Whole Grain Rye and Spelt YW SD with Scald and Seeds - The Altus Test

3/5/2013 - SD YW Durum, Ricotta Bread with Pistachio Nuts, Pumpkin & Millet Seeds

3/12/2013 - http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/32637/more-you-want-know-about-labs-and-yeast%26favtitle=More%20than%20you%20want%20to%20know%20about%20Labs%20and%20Yeast

3/13/2013 - SD YW multi-grain Bagels

3/17/2013 - Enchanted Irish Lemon Curd Fairy Cakes

3/18/2013 - St. Paddy’s Day Feast, Sort of Ballymaloe 100% WW Brown Bread and Irish Ruben’s

3/20/2013 - If Ballymaloe Baked Sourdough Brown Bread with WW Scald & Guinness in a DO

3/23/2013 - WW SD YW Multi-Grain Pumpernickel

3/25/2013 - 50% Whole Wheat Matzoh

3/30/2013 - Hot Cross Buns - 25 % Whole Grain

3/31/2013 - Poolish & Y W Chocolate Walnut Easter Babka with Streusel & Snockered Fruits

4/2/2013 - 100 Percent Whole Multi-Grain Aroma Bread with 2 Soakers & 11 Seeds

4/4/2013 - Whole Grain DaPumpernickel Aroma Bread

4/8/2013 - Two Way 75% White Bread - DaPumperized with Scald and Seeds

4/12/2013 - Italian Tang Zhong, Fig, Hazelnut & Ricotta Cheese Sourdough Chacons

4/14/2013 - Dinner for 2 from the Pots

4/19/2013 - Fig Water, Multigrain, Apricot, Walnut, Whole Wheat Sprouter

4/24/2013 - Tang Zhong, Ricotta, Scalded Multigrain with and without, Cranberries & Pecans

4/30/2013 - They Call Me Mellow Yellow

5/3/.2013 - I Got the No White Bread Blues

5/5/2013 - Happy Cinco de Mayo - Breakfast Lunch and Dinner

5/7/2013 - Lucy's Jewish Deli Rye - Take 1

5/15/2013 - Dark Russian Jewish Deli Rye with Porter, Onion, Sprouts and Aromatic Seeds.

5/16/2013 - Whole Wheat and Spelt Sourdough with Sprouts and Seeds

 5/17/2013 - Friday Pizza Night

5/21/2013 - SD and YW Emperor Franz Joseph Buns with Same Dough Challah

5/24/2013 - Multigrain SD with Japanese Black Rice, Seeds, Prunes & Dried Edamame

5/24/2013 - YW & Poolish Hot Dog Buns

5/30/2013 - Ezekiel's Chacon

6/6/2013 - Multigrain Sourdough with Scald, Seeds and 3 Nuts

6/10/2013 - White Hamburger Buns Turned Dark

6/14/2013 - Multigrain Combo Levain with Seeds & Sprouts

6/18/2013 - It all started out simple enough

6/21/2013 - Everyday Multigrain Sourdough with Scald

6/25/2013 - Yeast Water, Tang Zhong Hot Dog Buns

6/28/2013 - Buttermilk and Greek Yogurt Multigrain SD with Seeds and Sprouts

7/5/2013 - Snails with Tails

7/8/2013 - Yeast Water and ADY Hot Dog Buns

7/12/2013 - Multigrain Caramelized Pickled Veggies, Parmesan, Flax & Sesame Seeds, Barley Boil & Toadish Sourdough

7/19/2013 - Whole Multigrain Sourdough Loaf

7/21/2013 - Saturday Night Pizza

7/26/2013 - 75% Extraction Mulit-grain Sourdough

8/2/2013 - Prince George's Chacon

8/9/2013 - Sourdough Tzitzel

8/12/2013 - Yeast Water 70% Whole Grain English Muffins

8/14/2013 - 100 % Whole Multi Grain, Yeast Water & Sourdough Bagels

8/16/2013 - 99.89% Whole Grain Sesame & Flax Seed Sourdough with Whey

8/22/2013 - Too Fast - Poolish Cream Butter Buns

8/23/2013 - Multi-grain Sourdough with Figs, Walnuts, Whey and 4 Seeds

8/26/2013 - Lucy’s Fruit Stupid - Nutella, Peach, Plum and Plantain Pizza and No Fruit Bagels

8/28/2013 - Lucy’s Take on Cleo’s and Ian’s Hamburger Buns

8/30/2013 - Multigrain Sourdough with Sesame and Flax Seeds Toadies and Malts

8/31/2013 - Three Levain Friday Night Pizza Night - With a Surpise Ending

9/4/2013 - Happy Rosh Hashanah – A Holiday Challah

9/6/2013 - Tzitzel – Take 3 with Triple Levain

9/6/2013 - For those who wanted "Aunt Beverly’s Sweet and Hot Brisket'

9/7/2013 - Meat Week

9/11/2013 - Yeast Water 35% Whole Wheat Hamburger Thins and HD Buns

9/13/2013 - Pistachio, Prune and Pumpkin Seed Multigrain Sourdough with Malty Toads

9/20/2013 - Hanseata Multigrain SD YW and Sunflower Seed Challenge Bread

9/27/2013 - The 100% Whole Grain, Multigrain - Mashed by Melon Test - 3 Ways

10/4/2013 - Whole Multigrain SD Bread with Scald, Seeds and More Aromatic Seeds

10/7/2013 - Multigrain Old Sourdough Makes 2 Retarded Pizzas

10/11/2013 - B…..B….B…. Babka - the Yeast Water Way to Gugelhuph Land

10/11/2013 - Prunish Multigrain Sourdough with Scald and Seeds

10/14/2013 - Poolish Buns the Girls Actually Like and Smoked Brisket Sandwiches

10/17/2013 - Mice Guarding the Punkin

10/18/2013 - 20% Whole Grain 9 Grain Sourdough

10/18/2013 - Pumpkin Nutella Swirl Bars

10/25/2013 - Lucy is Runner Up with Her Mice Guarding the Pumpkin Entry

10/25/2013 - Same Dough Two Ways with a Pizza Crust Later

10/27/2013 - Saturday Night 6 P’s SD Focaccia Romana Pizza

10/29/2013 - YW Primer

11/1/2013 - Owlloween White Buns made with a Poolish & SD Levain

11/1/2013 - 38 % Whole Grain Multi Grain SD with Sprouts, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

11/6/2013 - What is the Best Thing You Can Put On Pumpernickel?

11/9/2013 - 15 % Whole Grain SD and YW Orange, Cranberry Walnut Bread

11/15/2013 - Almost Twin White Breads - One YW / SD and One SD

11/15/2013 - YW & SD 50% Rye with Scald, Onions & Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

11/17/2013 - Lucy’s YW White Bread for Thanksgiving Croutons

11/22/2013 - Mini's 100% Hydration Rye, Walnut and Seed Bread with Soaker Water & Dopplebock

11/22/2013 - CeciC’s Crackers with Added Yeast Water.

11/25/2013 - Two Thanksgiving Pies and the Blog Index

11/30/2013 - Josh’s Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Stollen

12/6/2013 - Big Levain Multigrain Sourdough with Figs, Seeds, Potato & Poolish

12/7/2023 - Sinclair’s Bakery Potato Rolls - Made With Poolish

12/12/2013 - Half Whole Multi-Grain Sourdough with Fax & Sesame Seeds

12/12/2013 - Christmas Chocolate Chunk Cherry Chacon

12/12/2013 - Holiday Puff Paste Heath Bar and Chocolate Chip Rugelach

12/17/2013 - Not So Stollen – Christmas 2013

12/19/2013 - 3 Christmas Fruit Cakes - One For Everyone

12/21/2013 - Friday Night SD YW Pretty Plain Pizza

12/22/2013 - Panettone Forced English Muffins

12/23/2013 - White SD YW Bread with Walnuts for Christmas Turkey Stuffing

12/25/2013 - Christmas Fruit Cake – SD YW Gold Rush Take 2

12/26/2013 - Arizona Christmas Tree and Blog Index

 

2012 The Fresh Loaf Dabrownman’s Blog

 

2/3/2012 - My first bread after joining TFL - DSnyder's San Joaquin

2/3/2012 - Brachflachen Mehrere Vollkombrot

2/3/2012 - Loaded Pizza

2/3/2012 - Pierre Nury meets DSnyders SFSD

2/3/2012 - Putting the Rye in Pierre Nury's rustic Light Rye

2/3/2012 - Too Many Red Pears and Blueberries

2/3/2012 - Make your own Greek yogurt

2/4/2012 - Minneola / Apple Yeast Water Semolina Bread

2/4/2012 - Raspberry SD Pancakes

2/4/2012- 1930's Magnalite Wagner Ware Roaster Used As Cloche for Multi-grain SD Challah

2/5/2014 - Sourdough English Muffins

2/5/2012 - Southwest Hummus Anyone?

2/5/2012 - I have some miscellaneous baking and foodie

2/7/2012 - Brachflachen Mehrere Vollkombrot - Version 4

2/7/2012 - Baked off PiPs (Phil's) new post on 40% Sourdough Rye w/ Caraway today

2/9/2012 - The Chellos - that don't play music.

2/9/2012 - PiP's 40% Rye w/ Caraway Meets Hanseata's Seeds and a Restless dabrownman

2/9/2012 - Whole Wheat Crusted Apple Caramel Galette w/ fresh ginger and assorted bourbon dried fruits.

2/9/2012 - Blueberry SD pancakes this time,

2/10/2012 - How to Make Yogurt - 'So Your Muffins Taste Betta'

2/10/2012 - isand66's SD Avocado Bread Meets Its Sunflower Seeded Guacamole Heart

2/11/2012- I Confess My Deepest Darkest Baking Secret

2/13/2012 - isand66's Bacon, SD, Potato, Onion with Cheddar Bread Meets Pork Jowls, Aged White Cheddar, Potato Flakes and Caramelized Onion

2/13/2012 - Shiao-Ping's Orange Turmeric Pain au Levain with Yeast Water

2/14/2012 - Happy Valentine Cupcakes w/ Strawberry Hearts

2/16/2012 - PiPs Walnut and Sage 100% Whole Wheat.

2/17/2012 - Let's Make Some Fresh Cheese

2/17/2012 - Birthday Chocolate Crusted Orange Cheese Cake with Ganache, Truffles and Chocolate Shavings

2/18/2012 - David Snyders' SD Pugliesi Capriccioso With Some WW and Rye

2/22/2012 - teketeke's Japanese Yeast Water White Sandwich Bread - 'This Bread Is Not Your Slimy Old White Slice'

2/23/2012 - Pips Vollkornbrot - Nearly 100% Rye with A Tiny Bit of Spelt

2/24/2012 - teketeke Bread

2/27/2012 - Rustique Pain Comté de San Francisco

3/1/2012 - Chad Robertson's Country SD - Modified

3/1/2012 - I've been working on a new home made Gas Regeneration BBQ /Smoker

3/3/2012 - Miscellaneous stuff at the end of the week

3/5/2012 - Pain Rustique au Levain du Sud-ouest

3/6/2012 - Pain Rustique au Levain du Sud-ouest - Retarded

3/7/2012 - Yeast Water, Rye, WW, Garlic Chive, Onion, Cheese and Chorizo Bialy’s

3/12/2012 - Tartine Everyday Rustic Country Sourdough

3/14/2012 - St Paddy's Day Dutch Oven Sourdough - Tartine Method

3/14/2012 - Corned Beef and Cabbage - 2 ways - possibly more

3/15/2012 - Just look at the pictures my new old camera takes!!

3/17/2012 - Yeast Water, Glazed, Spiced, Walnut, Bourbon Fruit, Chocolate Chip, Almond Granola Streusel Polish Babka

3/23/2012 - Making Red Rye Malt

3/24/2012 - Gingered, Tres Apple, Almond, Vanilla Granola Crisp with Bourbon Dried Fruit

3/29/2012 - A Blend of Seigle d’Auvergne and Borodinski

3/29/2012 - Jam and Bread Crust and Crumb Color

3/31/2012 - Revising isand66's Bacon, Potato, Onion with Cheddar Sourdough Bread

4/1/2012 - Getting Ready for Tomorrow's Sweetbird Buckwheat Apple SD Bake with Buckwheat SD Pancakes Today

4/2/2012 - Dabrownman Butchers Sweetbird’s Lovely Buckwheat, Apple and Apple Cider, Buckwheat Groat Bread with Insane Thoughts and Deeds

4/9/2012 - Super-grain Challah w/ Whey Water, Sprouts, Potato, Lentil, Sunflower Seeds and 2 Starters - SD and YW

4/10/2012 - Retarded Super-Grain Challah

4/14/2012 - Lemon Curd and Cream Cheese Puff Paste

4/14/2012 - Italian Corner - Cellos with Squash Lasagna and David Snyder's Pulgliese Capriosso

4/15/2012 - 20% Rye and WWW Potato SD Baggies Meet the Same Made with YW

4/15/2012 - Weekday Springtime Yeast Water Breakfast at Dabrownman's

4/17/2012 - Apple and Pear, Bourbon Dried Fruit, Ginger with Apple Jam Cream Cheese Puff Sleds

4/19/2012 - Sweetbird's Apple, Buckwheat with Groats, Insanely Modified, Makes for a Fine Toast or Lunch

4/20/2012 - SD Hemp Bags - txfarmer method with Hanseata's Seeds

4/20/2012 - Tired Monday's - YW 20% Whole Grain Bag Lunch

4/30/2012 - 50% Multigrain SD W/ Rye Scald, Rye Sprouts, Borodinski Altus and Pepitas, Caraway and Flax Seeds

5/2/2012 - Yeast Water Fake Pretzel Rolls

5/4/2012 - With Cinco de Mayo Yesterday - Hope You Had a Happy One! Cinco Sunset, Moon Rise and Dinner

5/8/2012 - Multi-grain SD w/ Multi Sprouts 2 Nuts and Seeds Somewhere

5/9/2012 - Yeast Water Hamburger Buns with Cinnamon Roll Same Dough Kicker

5/11/2012 - 1 - Day Multi-Grain Bread, Soft White Wheat, Spelt, Scald and Seeded with SD and YW Combo Starter

5/12/2012 - Banana Bread Cake

5/14/2012 - Mothers Day YW Apple, Pecan Buckwheat Pancakes with a Nice Chicken and Brie Sandwich for Lunch

5/15/2012 - Altamura Shaped Semolina Multi-Grain SD with Seeds and Sprouts

5/16/2012 - Having the daughter

5/18/2012 - Semolina, Rye, WWW Ciabatta w/ Chia Seeds, Herbs and Sun Dried Tomato

5/20/2012 - Apple Strawberry Ginger Crisp, Teriyaki and Lunch for Two

5/22/2012 - txfarmer's Croissant and Dainish Converted over to SD and YW - 3 Ways with Chia Seeds

5/24/2012 - Pretzel Roll P&J and Grilled Chicken Lunch with Pickles

5/25/2012 - Hanseata’s Wild Rice SD w/ Yeast Water, Multi Seeds, Prunes, Beer and Sprouts

5/26/2012 - Brown Plate Special with a Little Green, Brown Ale and Brown Bread

5/28/2012 - T-Rex Meets Floyd’s Sweet Potato Bread & Brownman’s SD & YW Combo Starter

5/29/2012 - Bread Baskets - A Serious Illness Revealed

5/31/2012 - Recent Breads for Lunch, Last Jacaranda Bloom and Desert

6/1/2012 - 40% Whole Multi-grain SD and YW Altamura Style Chacon

6/1/2012 - 24 Hours of Not Baking Bread

6/8/2012 - The SD / YW Chacon Revisited – 90% Whole Grain, Multigrain Sprouts, Walnut and Sage Paste, Pumpkin Seeds and Whey Water

6/9/2012 - Friday night P & P - Pizza and Pide

6/12/2012 - Let's Have Some Lunch and Other Stuff

6/15/2012 - Jasmine Tea, 50% Whole Multi-Grain SD & YW Durum Atta Bread with Wheat Germ, Flax and Chia Seeds

6/19/2012 - Buckwheat 60% Multi-grain YW / SD Bread with Walnuts, Sage, Flax, Wheat Germ, Apples, Prunes and Groats

6/21/2012 - Sourdough Durum Atta Bread – Pharaoh’s Mastaba Style

6/24/2-12 - Twisted Sisters Chacon : 67% Whole Rye & Wheat with Sprouts & Seeds.

6/28/2012 - Franko finally got to the top of the list

6/29/2012 - English Muffins - kjknits Converted to YW and SD Combo levain

6/29/2012 - Without Cheesecake For Desert - There May Be No Need for Bread

6/30/2012 - SD and YW Semolina Cheese Bread and Pizza with Sun Dried Tomato, Rosemary, Mojo de Ajo and Garlic

7/4/2012 - SD and YW Multigrain Bagels - The Stan Ginsberg Method

7/4/2012 - Catching up on some lunches and other stuff

7/4/2012 - Lunches and Other Stuff Continued - Happy Birthday America!

7/5/2012 - YW Naan with Paneer, Green Onion, Cilantro, Garam Masala and Garlic - Plus a Loaf - Added Lunch Shot

7/6/2012 - Joe Ortiz Pain de Champagne with Rye and WW Sprouts

7/10/2012 - Dinner in Houston

7/15/2012 - AZ Monsoon and Breakfast

7/17/2012 - Mocha Chocolate Chip Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches.

7/20/2012 - What To Eat With That Rustic French Country Sourdough Bread -Smoked Etouffee!

7/22/2012 - SD YW English Muffins - Some Fried As Donuts Per gmabaking With Apricot, Nectarine Ginger Glaze

7/24/2012 - Herbed Bialy's – Multigrain, Caramelized Onion, Chorizo and 4 Cheeses

7/27/2012 - 50% Rye SD Knotted Rolls With Wheat Germ, Barley Scald, Caraway and Sunflower Seeds

7/27/2012 - hanseata's Wild Rice Bread Revisited - 'The Wild One' - w/ Beer, Sprouts, Seeds and Prunes

7/30/2012 - Parade of Sandwiches and Other Stuff

8/5/2012 - YW vs Desem SD - Caramelized Onion, Basil, Bacon, Parmesan Rolls

8/7/2012 - 15% Whole Wheat Bagels with YW and SD Desem Combo Starter

8/11/2012 -YW / SD Olive Bread with Rosemary and Bulgar Scald

8/17/2012 - 100% Whole Grain Rye with Rye Sprouts – YW & SD Combo Starter

7/19/2012 - 25% Whole Wheat English Muffins Revisited - Over and Over Again - kjknits

8/22/2012 - Chacon Catastrophes Moka - Ian’s Mocha Disaster Chacon

8/24/2012 - Multi-Grain SD & YW Combo with Chicken Stock, Soaker & Seeds

8/27/2012 - 35% Whole Grain YW & SD Semolina, Durum Atta White Bread with Soaker

8/29/2012 - Rewind - YW & SD Semolina, Durum Atta, W. Germ, Malts & Honey - Deja Vue

9/2/2012 - Spelt, Rye and Whole Wheat Soudough Boule with Flax Seed, Honey and Malts - A Simple but Tasty Bread

9/5/2012 - 100% Hydration, 100% Whole Grain Kamut Flat Boule with YW and SD Combo Starter

9/7/2012 - Andy’s Roasted Brazil Nut and Prune Bread - Sourdough Variation with WW Scald

9/9/2012 - 8 Hour SD YW Saturday Night Pizza and Friday Shrimp Kabobs

9/14/2012 - 100% Whole Spelt Sourdough at 100% Hydration

9/15/2012 - Happy Rosh Hashanah!

9/20/2012 - 17% Whole Multi-Grain SD / YW Bagels – The Stan Ginsberg Method

9/21/2012 - 57% Whole Grain Multi-grain SD with 20% Seeds and Whey

9/25/2012 -15% Multi-grain Bread With YW and SD Combo Levain

9/28/2012 - 15% WWW Fat Bag with Desem SD Starter ala Ian and Phil

9/28/2012 - English Muffins- YW and SD Levains - 16% Whole Wheat

9/28/2012 - Banana Nut Bread with Seeds, Chocolate and Bourbon Dried Fruits

10/2/2012 - Judy's 45 % Whole Multi-Grain Sandwich Bread

10/6/2012 - 16 % Whole Multi-grain SD Baguettes – txfarmer’s Method only 40 Hours

10/9/2012 - Name Change - Gussied Up Franz Joseph's Emperor Rolls With Seeds

10/13/2012 - Parade of Sandwiches and Other Stuff - Partola Uno

10/14/2012 - Parade de sandwichs et d'autres choses - partie 2

10/14/2012 - Parade of Sandwiches Continues - Part 3

10/15/2012 - Desfile de Sandwiches - Parte 4

10/15/2012 - Parade der Sandwiches - Teil 5

10/17/2012 - World Bread Day - SD Multigrain with Figs, Anise, Pistachios and Sprouts

10/18/2012 - Pierre Nury's Rustic Light Rye with Whole Grain Multi-grain YW / SD Levains and Coffee

10/24/2012 -Tuesday Pizza Night - Crust 3 Ways with 25% Whole Grains

10/25/2012 - San Franciso Sourdough - 15% Whole Grain

10/27/2012 - Extended - SD Starter Experiment - 24 hour Countertop SFSD and a Seeded, Fig and Pistacio

10/30/2012 - Two DO Chacons Couldn’t Be Any Different

11/2/2012 - Two Weeks of Food for Thought - Week one

11/2/2012 - Two Weeks of Food for Thought - Week Two

11/2/2012 - 26% Whole Grain YW / SD Bagels with Sprouts

11/5/2012 - 24 hour 10% Whole Grain SFSD & SD Seeded Fig Bread with Pistachios - 1 g of Starter - No Levain

11/9/2012 - 60% Whole Grain SD / YW Bread With Caraway, Rye Chops, Coffee and Cocoa

11/9/2012 - Prune & Brazil Nut Sourdough with Bulgar Scald, Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

11/14/2012 - Not So Stollen

11/16/2012 - Thanksgiving Multi-Grain Marble Chacon

11/20/2012 - SD Stuffing Bread

11/21/2012 - Poolish Stuffing Bread

11/23/2012 - Not So Stollen - Thanksgiving Take

11/23/2012 - Daughter Does French Slap and Folds for Her Poolish Thanksgiving Rolls

11/27/2012 - A Chacon for Eric

12/7/2012 - 75% Whole Grain YW / SD Caramelized Onion, Wild Rice, Sprouts & Baltika Porter Bread

12/14/2012 - Multigrain SD / YW Porter Bread with Roasted Onions, Sprouts, Malts and Seeds

12/17/2012 - Puff Paste Experiments

12/18/2012 - Puffy So Not Rugelach

12/21/2012 - Christmas Sourdough Chacon - Figs, Pistachios and Seeds

12/25/2012 - Christmas Bi-Color Rose - 30% Whole Grain, Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato

12/25/2012 - Not So Stollen - 6 Weeks later

12/29/2012 - 25% Whole Grain Multi-grain Bagels

 

 

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dabrownman

This weeks bake was brought about by chance.  Lucy found some Turkish figs hiding out in the fridge where they were tossed several months ago.  Thank goodness they were already dried before being lost to the cold.

 

We wanted a bread that was healthy so we picked 6 whole grains to grind up and mix with AP flour to get a 50% whole grain bread.  We picked Kamut, spelt, rye, wheat, farro and barley because of its very low GI index.

 

Can you see where the pint of blueberries landed when my wife had a snack before bedtime and put the berries on top of the bread by mistake?

As usual we fed the sifted out, in this case 13.75% extraction, hard bits to the 6 week retarded rye sour starter, in 3 builds of 2, 4 and 1 hour to make the small levain of a little over 7%,  before it was refrigerated for 24 hours.

 

When the levain came out of the fridge to warm up and finish its 3rd stage doubling in volume, we autolysed the dough flour with the left over fig re-hydration soaker water and some water for 2 hours with the salt sprinkled on top so we wouldn’t forget it.

 

Once the levain hit the mix, it made for a very manageable 78% hydration dough.  After 3 sets of slap and folds of 7, 1 and 1 minute the dough was ready for the 3 set of stretch and folds from the compass points.  The wet figs, fennel and anise were mixed in on the first set and evenly distributed by the 3rd.  The extra moistness in the figs made for a dough that felt like it was over 80% hydration.

 

All the slapping, folding and stretching were done on 20 minute intervals.  We then pres-shaped and shaped the dough into a squat oval and placed it in a rice floured basket for the plastic trash can liner so no bulk ferment was done – it was only 116 F yesterday and the kitchen was 90 F.

 

Don't forget the salad to go with any dinner.... like this grilled chicken one.

With this small levain inoculation, we were hoping that we could get a 20 hour retard and still be able to let the dough finish proofing on the counter for 1 ½ hours as it warmed up without over proofing and ….we did.

 

We could only find one of our steaming Pyrex cups that we use for the mini oven Mega Steam.   Since half the steam was missing on this bake than our usual we tossed some water into the bottom of the mini oven as we closed the door.

 

The bread was upended onto parchment, on the top vented cover of the mini oven’s broiler pan and slashed down the middle. Once the steaming cup that was brought to boiling in the microwave and was added in the back corner, we loaded the whole shebang into the mini oven for steaming at 500 F.

 

Even a black carpenter bee loves this bread.

After 2 minutes we turned the oven down to 475 F and continued to steam for 13 more minutes. Once the steam came out, we turned the oven down to 425 F convection and baked for another 14 minutes when the bread hit 210 F on the inside and was removed to the cooling rack.  Total baking time was 29 minutes.

This loaf immediately spread after it came out of the basket which I attribute to being a wet dough.  It did spring after that and bloomed too but it came out way flatter than it would have been if 5% less liquid was used to account for the wet figs.  It did come out of the oven crunchy and nicely browned.  The kitchen smelled wonderful from bread spice perfume - just lovely.  I’m guessing this bread will be OK in the middle but taste great.  We will have to wait for it to cool though.

The lunch was great and we are stil kind of stunned as to how good this bread is all by itself, no toasting, no butter.  It is slightly sweet from the figs, aromatic from the bread spices. soft and moist with and good chew from the crust.  It is one of our favorite breads.   This one is a Lucy Keeper.

 

Formula

YW SD Starter Build

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

6 Week Retarded Rye Starter

4

0

0

4

0.89%

13.75% 6 Grain Extraction

4

10

19

33

7.38%

Water

4

10

19

33

7.38%

Total

12

20

38

70

15.66%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain Totals

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

35

7.83%

 

 

 

Water

35

7.83%

 

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

7.57%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

86.25% 6 Grain Extraction

207

46.31%

 

 

 

LaFama 11.2% Protein AP

240

53.69%

 

 

 

Total Dough Flour

447

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

9

1.88%

 

 

 

Fig Soaker Water 272

343

76.73%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

76.73%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

482

 

 

 

 

Total Liquid w/ Starter

378

 

 

 

 

Figs

50

11.19%

 Dry Weight

 

 

Fennel & Anise Seed

6

1.34%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total. Hydration with Starter

78.42%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

925

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

50.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 86.25% Extraction grains are barley, wheat, Kamut, farro, rye  and spelt.

 

 

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dabrownman

We always have frozen walnut, basil, parmesan and olive oil pesto in the freezer - perfect for putting into anything like Italian bread.  Lucy hasn’t made a pizza like this before so we were a little leery but it smelled so good baking we knew it would be rewarded.

 

The levain was a little different in that it was a 2 stage build and had 10g of our rye sour added to 100 g each of cherry yeast water and LaFama AP flour at 11.2 % protein.  We let it bubble way until it had risen 75% and then refrigerated it for 24 hours.

 

The next day we autolysed the multigrain dough flours that included spelt, rye and farro and WW for 2 hours before mixing in the olive oil, levain and salt and doing the 3 sets of slap and folds and 3 sets of stretch and folds.

 

The 2 T of pesto and 1 T of sun dried tomato were added in on the first set of stretch and folds and all the slapping stretching and folding was done on 15 minute intervals.  Once done the dough was bulk retarded overnight for 12 hours.

 

Going in the oven....                                                           Half baked....

Since this was a focaccia and made in the St Louis style for the pizza part, the dough was stretched out onto a square to fit the mini oven’s bottom of the broiler pan that was covered in parchment and allowed to final proof for 4 hours.

 

This Focacciaa Pizza went so fast we almost didn't get a picture of it!

The focaccia was brushed with mojo de ajo, the bottom docked with a  fork and par baked at 500 F for 7 minutes.  Both sides were covered with a thin layer of shredded mozzarella and then one side was covered in pizza sauce and the other side with thinly sliced fresh Roma tomatoes.

 

We loved the Chicken Chow Mein just as much.

The sauced side got a layer of thinly sliced pepperoni and black olives.  Then the whole pie got another layer of mozzarella, sliced red pepper, onions and mushrooms, grated parmesan and pecorino cheese.  Back in the oven it went for 20 more minutes at 450 F until the top was browned.

 

A Summer Squash and Smoked Sausage Soup and Sandwich lunch.  Monsoon is still hanging in there but no clouds and 117 F today - just killer!!!

The pie was sliced on the diagonal in St. Louis style making triangles on the crusty edges and no crust diamonds in the middle.  Just delicious with pesto and sun dried tomato in the crust and not your regular thin crust white crust pizza since this one is kinda green.

 Formula

YW SD Starter Build

Build 1

Total

%

6 Week Retarded Rye Starter

10

10

4.88%

AP

100

100

48.78%

Yeast Water

100

100

48.78%

Total

210

210

102.44%

 

 

 

 

Starter Totals

 

%

 

Flour

105

51.22%

 

Water

105

51.22%

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

Levain % of Total

38.32%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

HaydenDesert Durum

25

12.20%

 

White Spelt

25

12.20%

 

85% Extraction 3 Grain

25

12.20%

 

LaFama 11.2% Protein AP

130

63.41%

 

Total Dough Flour

205

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

6

1.94%

 

Water

117

57.07%

 

Dough Hydration

57.07%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

310

 

 

Total Liquid w/ Starter

222

 

 

Olive Oil

10

4.88%

 

 

 

 

 

Total. Hydration with Starter

71.61%

 

 

Total Weight

548

 

 

% Whole Grain

13.71%

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 85% Extraction grains arewheat, farro, rye and spelt.  Half of the 3

whole grains were sprouted, dried and milled intosprouted flour.

 

 

 

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dabrownman

This is close to last Friday’s bake that got mooshed and mangled (M&M’ed) coming out of the Romertopf clay baker.  Not wanting to end that bake on a bad note and not wanting to bake the same recipe twice Lucy decided to double the sprouted whole grain flour, drop the non sprouted whole grain flour, up the VWG and honey, dropping the boiled potato slightly and lowering the hydration slightly.

 

Grinding twice as much sprouted grain resulted in a 20% extraction this time and it was fed to the starter to make a slightly larger levain than last time.  Tempering the grain, either by sprouting them or just soaking them and then drying, makes for a 5% larger extraction than grinding un-tempered berries.   Here is a link to last Friday’s bake

 3 Sprouted Grain SD with One No Sprout

 

We followed the same process and routine as last week with a 24 hour retard of the levai, the rye starter was a week older at 5 weeks, we did the same autolyse, slap and folds, stretch and folds and 20 hour retard of the shaped dough in the same basket and baking in the same clay baker.

 

The out come was better this time because we didn’t try to upend the bread out of the clay pot right after the lid came off.  It, didn’t spring or bloom at all but it did brown up  to that nice mahogany color after the lid came off.  We took it out the clay baker and put it on the bottom stone 10 minutes after the lid came off.  At 208 F we turned off the oven leaving it in there till it hit 210 F before removing to the cooling rack.

 

This one sure ended up looking better than its near twin - even without spring or bloom anywhere to be found - must be over proofed.  I can’t image it tasting any better than the last bake.   I’m starting to think the Romertopf is a bad bread baker or sprouted grains are very tricky to use in large amounts.

 

We shall see after it cools and we make our usual sandwich for lunch.  The crumb did end up fairly open - better than last time, soft and very moist since I cut into it while it was still warm.  It tasted every bit s good as last Friday’s bake but more sprouty earthy and near dirty.

 

One of our favorite Enchiladas.  Manchego, chicken and spinach in a white sauce served with dried pepper rice and beans.

  I preferred the taste of last Friday's bake but others may not.  This is a complex, deep and full throated taste you can't get any other way I'm guessing.  I think I will keep the sprouted grains ground into flour at the 25% level to keep the dough from over proofing during the long cold retard.. 

 

Formula

A grilled Ahi Tuna  and Swordfish dinner with caramelized rosemary potatoes, salad,  steamed veggies and chili pepper rice. 

 

YW SD Starter Build

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

5 Week Retarded Rye Starter

6

0

0

6

1.55%

15% Extraction 3 Grain

6

12

24

42

10.88%

Soaker Water

6

12

24

42

10.88%

Total

18

24

48

90

23.32%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter Totals

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

45

11.66%

 

 

 

Potato Water

45

11.66%

 

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

10.19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

85% Extract. Sprouted 3 Grain

166

43.01%

 

 

 

AP

220

56.99%

 

 

 

Total Dough Flour

386

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

8

1.86%

 

 

 

Potato and Soaker Water

247

63.99%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

63.99%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Boiled Potato

87

22.54%

 

 

 

Honey

15

3.89%

 

 

 

Red Malt

10

2.59%

 

 

 

VWG

15

3.89%

 

 

 

Butter

25

6.48%

 

 

 

Total

152

39.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

431

 

 

 

 

Total Liquid w/ Starter

292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total. Hydration with Starter

67.75%

 

 

 

 

Hyd. with Starter & Adds

80.13%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

883

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

51.97%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3 whole grains are emmer, rye and spelt.  The whole

 

 

grains were sprouted, dried and milled into sprouted flour.

 

 

 

 

Lucy almost forgot  the salad

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dabrownman

I'm pretty sire you won't find this pie in New York City - at least not a good one or one made with this recipe.  Like pecan pie, this is a very old Southern recipe and no two are the same - the chocolate version is Lucy's favorite even though chocolate is poison for dogs.

Ok.Lucy cheated by putting in an extra pat of butter at the very end to float around, melt wherever and adding more buttery goodness.

Mine is an easy one packed with less sugar and more flavor than the usual.  Some don't have corn, some don't have lemons, most have much less corn and lemon and most have way more sugar.

Since we we got the mill we put hole grains in everything and grind things we normally wouldn't for a recipe.

The crust of this one has 1/3 cup of whole grain mix of spelt. rye and farro to go with 1 C of AP, 1/8th tsp salt, 1 T of sugar, 4 T each of butter and shortening with 6 T of Ice water - no vodka this time.  Cut the fat into the flour and salt and then add the ice water but stop at 5 T to see if it needs the 6th one,  Make a disk, wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 45 minutes.  Roll it out into and right size for your pie pan and the refrigerate again while you make the filling,

4 T of butter and 1 C of sugar are creamed together and then 4 eggs are added and whisked until pale yellow.

1 tsp of vanilla, 1 can of condensed milk,  1 can of Media Creama, 3 T of yellow corn meal ( I ground whole popcorn), the zest and juice of 3 lemions.  Wisk away until well combined.  Put the fillng in the pie shell and place in a pre-heated 350 F oven ( I used the mini oven) for 20 minutes, rotate 90 degrees and bake another 20 minutes.  Rotate 90 degrees and bake 5 more minutes and then rotate one last time and bake 5 more minutes - 50 minutes total,  until the top souffles and rises an inch above the rim of the crust and lightly browns - amazing how high it puffs up..

 

Let cool and serve at room temp.   If you want Chocolate Chess Pie, then remove the lemon juice and zest and sub in  2-4 T of cocoa powder, Lucy  I uses over 3, to make it as chocolaty as you like.   

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dabrownman

You never know what that Lucy will come up with next and the horrid heat of the summer only makes her brain box overheat mote than usual and there is no telling if a great bread recipe will come out of it or a cup of piping hot Joe.   This time she thought up something new – sprouted grain flour.

 

We have been doing sprouted grain and even sprouted beans for bread for a very long time.  We like sprouts as much as we like grain scalds, gruels, mashes and roux.  There really isn’t much Lucy won’t put in bread when it comes right down to it but she hasn’t ever specified sprouting grain for 36 hours, drying them low and slow and then grinding them into flour.

 

We have always sprouted them for 4-5 days and then dried them low and slow grinding half to make white diastatic malt, then taking the other half up in temperature to grind up and make red non-diastatic malt.  But with the new, new thing of sprouting grain till it chits, drying it and then making flour for bread out of it, Lucy just couldn’t let this fad pass her by without giving it a go.

 

With it being over 100 F every day in the desert, we had perfect temperatures to dry the sprouted grain outdoors if we could figure out a way to keep the birds from eating it all.  Lucy chose her 3 current favorite grains for sprouting - rye, spelt and farro (in this case emmer).  The non sprouted whole grains also included the same 3 and the non sprouted, non whole grain flour was some 10% protein Kroger AP.

 

It's bad enough it got dropped on its top out of the Romertopf while soft but then picking it up on both ends to get it back in the oven was precious!

We loved the Swabian Potato bread so Lucy decided to add some boiled potato bread to the mix and use the boiling neater for the dough liquid along with the soaker water from the sprouts.  The 100 g of sprouts were started on Monday so they could be ground on Wednesday morning to include the hard bits in the levain and the rest  in the mix for the dough’s 18 hour overnight retard and a Friday bake.

 

Forget the badly treated bred and have a piece of this deep dish pizza made from frozen dough. Two layers of mozzerella cheese, bottom and top,  two layers of pepperoni with hot Italian sausage sandwiched between covered in home made spicy sauce with Pecorino and Parmesan to cover.

We dried the sprouts on the bottom of the mini oven’s broiler pan covered with the vented top to keep the birds out.  If we had put it in the sun at 111 F, it would have been too hot, well over 150 F in that steel pan - so we put it in the shade under the Minneola tree to keep the temperature under 105 F.  We mixed the grain every hour to get the wet spot on top and in 4 hours the grain was dry.

 

We ground it separately from the other 100 g of the same grains and got a darker color, larger bran and 85% extraction from the sprouts and an 86% extraction from the un-sprouted grain that resulted in a total of 31 g of hard bits that, per our usual, we fed to the  4 week retarded rye starter to make the levain over 3 feedings. 

 

The levain was retarded for 24 hours when it rose 25% after the 3rd feeding.  The dough flour, red malt, honey, butter, potato, VWG and dough liquid were autolysed for 2 hours before the salt and the levain were added to the mix.

 

We did 3 sets of slap and folds of 7 2 and 1 minute to get the gluten developed for the 84% hydration dough.  With all the low gluten flours in the mix it was a fairly wet dough and those not used to it could cut 4% of the liquid - no worries to tighten it up some.   We then did 3 stets of stretch and folds form the compass points only.  All the slapping and stretching and folding were done on 20 minute intervals.

 

Another version of Dabrowman's stuffed chicken.

We let the dough rest for 20 minutes before pre-shaping and then shaping into a squat oval to fit the basket.   We also planned on eventually putting the dough into a preheated Romertopf oval shaped clay baker for baking – one we haven’t used for awhile.  After bagging the dough and basket in a used trash can liner, we retarded the dough overnight in the fridge for 18 hours.

 

Ooooooohhhh.....Monsoooooooon!

We took the dough out of the fridge to warm up and began the half hour, water presoak of the clay baker.  We then loaded the soaked, but empty, clay baker it into a cold oven set for 465 F to preheat.   Once Big Old Betsy said she was at 465 F the clay baker was removed the bread upended on parchment, slashed and dropped into the clay baker.  The lid was put on and the clay baker was put into the oven for 25 minutes of lid on baking.

 

Last Friday's bake made for great breakfasts and lunches all week.

Once the lid came off, the oven was turned down to 425 F convection  The bread was immediately removed from the clay baker which was a huge mistake since the outside was soft and collapsed at it was turned out – don’t do this – Bake it for 5 minutes with the lid off first.  We let the now ruined bred finish baking directly on the oven rack.  It had sprung and bloomed well under the lid and it browned well after collapsing too.  We took the bread out of the oven when it hit 205 F in the middle.

 

It has been a very long time since we messed up a loaf o bread like this one so I suppose Lucy had it coming to her. But It was more open than we thought it would be and it tasted fine so it isn’t a total loss.  It made a great smoked chicken and cheese sandwich for lunch.

And Lucy says not to forget the salad.

 

Formula

YW SD Starter Build

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

4 Week Retarded Rye Starter

5

0

0

5

1.37%

85% Extraction 3 Grain

0

0

4

4

1.09%

15% Extraction 3 Grain

5

10

16

31

8.47%

Soaker Water

5

10

20

35

9.56%

Total

15

20

40

75

20.49%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starter Totals

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

37.5

10.25%

 

 

 

Potato Water

37.5

10.25%

 

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

8.94%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

85% Extract. Sprouted 3 Grain

83

22.68%

 

 

 

85% Extraction 3 Grain

83

22.68%

 

 

 

AP

200

54.64%

 

 

 

Total Dough Flour

366

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

8

1.98%

 

 

 

Potato and Soaker Water

243

66.39%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

66.39%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Boiled Potato

92

25.14%

 

 

 

Honey

10

2.73%

 

 

 

Red Malt

10

2.73%

 

 

 

VWG

10

2.73%

 

 

 

Butter

25

6.83%

 

 

 

Total

147

40.16%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

403.5

 

 

 

 

Total Liquid w/ Starter

280.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total. Hydration with Starter

69.52%

 

 

 

 

Hydration with Starter & Adds

83.80%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

839

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

53.53%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 3 whole grains are farro, rye and spelt.  Half of the 3

 

 

whole grains were sprouted, dried and milled intosprouted flour.

 

 

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Is there a better way to celebrate the 4th of July than to highlight the bounty and variety of grain grown in the USA by baking a couple of breads that have 15 different grains in them?  Maybe some smoked ribs and a beer but this bake was close and ribs and beer will happen later :-)

 

The bread has home milled whole grains that make up 50% of the flour and include 36 g each of: wheat, rye, spelt, quinoa, oat, Kamut, Ramona Farms Pima Club & Sonoran White, Hayden Mills Farro & Desert Durum, einkorn, popcorn, millet, barkey and buckwheat.   The rest of the flout was AP.

 

The other ingredients were water for the SD levain that came in at 8% of the total flour and water, cranberry soaker water for the Pecan Cranberry oval variety and potato water for the Pumpkin and Sunflower boule.  We add some VWG because there were so many low gluten flours milled and the AP was only 10% protein.  Both loaves have some salt, red malt and ground: flax, sesame and chia seeds.

 

So, there were only 29 different ingredients total which came in under the 30 ingredient self imposed limit.  We built one 3 stage levain using the sifted out 15% extracted hard bits from the milling and refrigerated it for 24 hours after it had risen 25% in volume after the 3rd feeding.

 

The ground flax, sesame and Chia seeds were first soaked in 70 g of water for 2 hours and then added to 50 g of 85% extraction flour and 250 g of water and tang Zhonged.      The dough flour was divided in half so half could be autolysed for 2 hours with cranberry soaker water and the other half with the potato water.   Each half was autolysed with half the tang zhonged flour and seed mix.

 

Don’t let the 65% hydration fool you.  This started out as 70% whole grain bread but it was so wet due to the large tang zhong, we had to double the AP dough flour just to get it to come together and not stick to the counter after the 3rd set of slap and folds of 8, 2 and 1 minute – all 12 minutes apart.  It ended up feeling like a 50%^ whole grin bread dough at 80% hydration.

 

We then did 3 sets of stretch and folds where we incorporated the pecans and re-hydrated cranberries for one loaf and the sunflower and pumpkin seeds for the other open the first set.  The sets were 20 minutes apart.  Once done, we shaped the dough and loaded the cranberry and pecan bread into the oval basket and the sunflower and pumpkin seeds dough into the round basket.

 

With such a low amount of SD levain the dough proofed perfectly in the fridge over the 16 hours it was in the cold.  We removed the dough from the fridge and preheated Big Old Betsy to 550 F to bake the two loaves at the same time on the bottom of two stones.

 

Steam was supplied with 2 of Sylvia’s steaming pans with a dish towel rolled up inside and 1 of David’s lava rock pans.  Al were half full of water and placed onto the bottom rack of the oven under the bottom stone when the temperature hit 550 F.  15 minutes later the stones had caught up with air temperature and the Mega Steam was billowing.

 

The bread was upended onto a peel covered in parchment and slid onto the bottom stone for 15 minutes of steam.  We turned the oven down to 500 F after 2 minutes and down to 475 F after 4 minutes.  Once the steam came out, we continued to bake - at 425 F convection this time - for another 30 minutes until the bread hit 205 F on the inside.

 

The bread sprang, bloomed and browned boldly – to that mahogany color we love so much.   The Cranberry & Pecan bread browned faster and darker due to the sugar cranberry soaker water used for the dough liquid.  They came out of the oven with exceptionally crunchy crust.  So far we like what we see  but will have to wait on the crumb shots till after lunch.

 

The crust stayed  crisp after it cooled,nice for a change and it was especially tasty due to the bold bake.  Both crumbs ended up about as open as they get with this may add ins.  The cranberry was slightly mire open.  Both were soft and moist .  The cranberry bread is sweeter and nuttier and the seeded loaf tastes more earthy and seedy..... so things ended up being what we thought they should be,- different breads but dough related. 

Happy 4th of July to all Fresh Lofian’s.  The ribs were very good last night - exceptional... even of an old KCMO Smokin' Joe.

Breakfast on the 5th was special with this bread toasted.

 

 Formula

YW SD Starter Build

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

RyeSD Starter

10

 

 

10

0.98%

15% Extraction 15 Grain

10

20

45

75

7.35%

Water

10

20

45

75

7.35%

Total

30

40

90

160

15.69%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Combo Starter Totals

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

80

7.84%

 

 

 

Water

80

7.84%

 

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

8.21%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

85% Extraction 15 Grain

470

46.08%

 

 

 

AP

550

53.92%

 

 

 

Total Dough Flour

1020

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

20

1.82%

 

 

 

Potato & Cranberry Water

650

63.73%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

63.73%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Ground Flax & Sesame & Chia

70

6.86%

 

 

 

VWG

15

1.47%

 

 

 

Red Malt

15

1.47%

 

 

 

Total

100

9.80%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

1100

 

 

 

 

Tot. Potato & Cranberry 325 ea & Water 80

730

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Hydration  w/ Starter

66.36%

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Starter & Adds

64.60%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,950

975

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

50.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 15 grains are:  Wheat, rye, spelt, corn, Ramona Pima Club

 

 

 

Hayden Desert Durum, Ramona Sonoran White, Hayden Farro, einkorn

 

 

oat, Kamut, millet, barley, buckwheat & quinoa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One loaf also had an additional 75 g each of pecans & dried cranberries

 

 

and loaf has 50 g each of pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The flax, sesame and chia seeds were soaked with 70 of water for 2 hours before being added to 50 g  

 

 

of 85% extraction 15 grain flourand  Tang Zhonged with 250 g of water - this liquid is not included.

 

 

 

And Lucy says not to forget the salad with the ribs  So that you can have some home made mince meat pie - with real meat in it and a puff paste top!

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After last Friday’s bake found here: Götz von Berlichingen Ancient Age Sourdough Bread  our research on Götz of the Iron Fist turned up all kinds of interesting factoids.  After downloading our new Swami Swabi app for the iPhone, Lucy was able to channel many famous dead Swabians and ask them what Swabien bread they enjoyed the most when they were alive - amazing technology - really !

 

At 50% of the total flour and water in the dough, the levain is much darker than the dough flour.

First off, Götz isn’t the only famous Swabian out there but, not surprisingly, he liked Bavarian Missing Limb Sourdough the best.  This is a not so famous Swabian bread that is slashed very deeply, but only on one end and it is this burnt end tat falls off while baking.   You might have heard of some of the other famous, Swabians Lucy talked to.  I know I was taken a back with her list even though it contained no women for some reason.   Lucy has no time for other women and prefers men by far epecially those with Von in their names.

 

Albert Einsteain, Leopold Motzart, Robert Bosch, Gottlieb Daimler, Roudoloh Diesel, Earnst Heinkel, Johanner Kepler, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, Erwin Rommel and Erich Hartmann the highest-scoring ace of WWII with 352 air victories …along with three other notables – Claus Von Sauffenberg and Friedrich Gustav Jaeger - both German Army Officers tied to the assassination attempt of Hitler in 1944 and Georg Elser who tried to assassinate Hilter in 1939.  These are just a few of the famous men that Lucy talked to with her new Swami Swabi app….. I’m glad I don’t have to pay her phone bill tied to those long distance, calls.

 

Lucy reports that most of them liked the usual SD Swabian breads like: Swabian Rye and Wheat Sourdough - Graubrot, or Schwabisches Weizenmischbrot which are still two of the most popular breads in Germany.  Sadly, these breads have commercial yeast kicker as a separate poolish for some reason.  I suppose the bakers just don’t trust their SD levain enough to raise the dough on its own?  We don’t have that problem here.

 

After hearing about most of these breads, Lucy was most impressed with Einstein’s mother's interpretation of Swabian Potato Bread (Schwäbisches Kartoffelbrot) that his mother would make for him supposedly to keep his mind sharp.  We love potatoes in bread too and anything that might help our brain is welcome.  This bread had some whole grain altus, a little rye and mostly white flour with a separate commercial yeast polish to help out the SD levain.  Lucy took one look at it and said she could come up with something a little more to our liking and way better than anything Einstein’s mother ever gave him to bite into.  She finds it amazing that Einstein could think at all after eating his mother's Schwabisches Kartoffelbrot.

 

Lucy abruptly hung up on Einstein after wishing him goof health and started working on her formula.   She ditched the commercial yeast replacing it with a yeast water levain that was combined with the SD levain to make a gigantic Mega Combo Levain that equaled the hydration of the original recipe.

 

A Swabian Breakfast with some smoked Swabian Ozark Mountain pork shoulder.

 

She used the 15% extraction from the whole wheat and whole rye milling to feed the levain and some of the 85% extracted wheat to go along with the AP flour.  She also chucked the Götz von Berlichingen altus in the levain too and used the potato boiling water for the liquid in the levain and dough.  Lucy won't throw anything away

 

This got all the sifted hard and whole bits in the one build combo levain which was left on the counter overnight so it could double in 9 hours.  We stirred it down and it doubled again in 3 hours and was ready to go at the 12 hour mark.  No autolyse this time but we mixed everything else up with, the exception of the butter and let it sit for 30 minutes before doing 3 sets of slap and folds of 8,1,1 minutes - 20 minutes apart.  The room temperature butter was slapped into the mix during the 2nd set of slap and folds

 

We then did 2 sets of stretch and folds on 20 minute intervals before doing a pre-shape and final shape of the dough into a boule.  It was then placed in a rice floured basket and retarded for 12 hours.  There was no room temperature bulk ferment since this is AZ and the kitchen is very hot at 88 F and Lucy didn't want the dough to over proof in the fridge while she slept - which is most of the time.  We allowed the dough to warm up for 2 hours on the counter the next morning to get to exactly 92.27% proof before firing up the mini oven to 500 F and getting 2 of Sylvia’s steaming cups, dish rag inside, to boiling in the microwave

 

We tipped out the bread onto the top of the mini oven's vented broiler pan that was covered in parchment, the steaming cups were placed catty corner and the whole assembly loaded into the Mmni oven for 15 minutes of steaming.  After 2 minutes we turned the oven down to 450 F.

 

Crab cake and grilled salmon with a  smoked rib tamale dinner below.

Once the steam came out, we turned the oven down to 425 F, convection this time. 15 minutes later the bread was 205 F on the inside and removed to the cooling rack.  It has bloomed a little, sprang well enough and browned that dark mahogany color showing it was boldly baked.  The crust was also very crisp.

 

Blueberry, strawberry and apricot galette makes for a a fine dessert anytime.

.Once it was cool we wrapped it in plastic and let it sit on the counter overnight for 8 hours.  The crust softened as it rested.   The crumb ended up open, soft and moist.  The crust was especially tasty and the bread was lightly sour with the yeast water muting the sour as it always does.

 

Lucy says..... don't forget to channel her salads.

This is fine tasting bread and no wonder Einstein loved his mother’s version even though hers was less healthy and tasty:-)  Just think what he could have accomplished if he had access to Lucy’s Schwäbisches Kartoffelbrot.  He might have been able to become telepathic, maybe enable him to teleport himself and others into the future or discover the Theory of Everything instead of wasting the last 30 years of his life with a stuck bran!.  At least we can still talk to him any time we want with our new Swami Swabi iPhone app.

 

Formula

YW SD Starter Build

Build 1

Total

%

Rye, Spelt & WW SD Starter

8

8

4.00%

Götz von Berlichingen Altus

50

50

25.00%

85% Extraction Rye & Wheat

40

40

20.00%

15% Extraction Rye & Wheat

35

35

17.50%

AP

75

75

37.50%

Yeast Water

53

53

26.50%

Potato Water

150

150

75.00%

Total

411

411

205.50%

 

 

 

 

Combo Starter Totals

 

%

 

Flour

204

102.00%

 

Potato Water

207

103.50%

 

Starter Hydration

101.47%

 

 

Levain % of Total

53.45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

85% Extraction Rye

50

25.00%

 

AP

150

75.00%

 

Total Dough Flour

200

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

8

1.98%

 

Potato Water

25

12.50%

 

Dough Hydration

12.50%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

Boiled Potato

100

50.00%

 

Butter

25

12.50%

 

Total

125

62.50%

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

404

Includes Altus

Total Potato Water w/ Starter

232

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tot. Hydration  w/ Starter

57.43%

 

 

Hydration w/ Starter & Adds

75.99%

 

 

Total Weight

769

 

 

% Whole Grain

70.13%

 

 

 

Nothing like a good lunch eaten with an iron fist.

 

 

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These sort of cinnamon rolls are similar to the one’s here:

 http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/32275/yeast-water-cinnamon-rolls

 With some differences  The 72%  Ghirardelli Dark chocolate that replaced the original chocolate chips.  We used a 70% whole grain wheat spelt and rye flour mix and the dough weight is about 400 g grams less making there ‘mini’ rolls.

 

On the process side, we did 3 stets of slap and folds on 15 minute intervals of 5. 1 and 1 minute each, let the dough rest 15minutes and then rolled it out 1/4 “ thick and added the fillings.  Once the dough was rolled up and cut into 9 rolls, we placed them in an 8x8 pan and immediately retarded then for 4 hours to fit our next morning bake schedule..

 

Once they came out of the fridge, they were allowed to proof on the counter for 10 hours overnight before baking them at 375 F until they hit 195F on the inside middle.  After a 10 minute rest they were glazed with the GMA’s Lemon powdered sugar glaze.

 

These don’t relly taste or have the texture of puffy soft white flour cinnamon rolls. While the bread part is still soft and very moist, these are less sweet, fruitier and have the dark chocolate undertone which changes the flavor to one all its own.  We like them better than cinnamon rolls and these are healthier too.

 

Formula

Yeast Water Cinnamon Rolls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeast Water Build

Build 1

Total

%

Yeast Water

100

100

30.77%

AP

100

100

30.77%

Total

200

200

61.54%

 

 

 

 

Yeast Water Starter Totals

 

%

 

AP Flour

100

30.77%

 

Water

100

30.77%

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

Levain % of Total

31.80%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

Whole: Wheat, Spelt & Rye

225

69.23%

 

Total Dough Flour

225

69.23%

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

6

1.85%

 

Water

85

26.15%

 

Dough Hydration w/o starter

37.78%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

Sugar

15

4.62%

 

Egg

56

17.23%

 

NF Dry Milk powder

12

3.69%

 

Butter

30

9.23%

 

Total

113

34.77%

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour w/ Starter

325

 

 

Water

185

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Starter & Adds

71.69%

 

 

Total Weight

629

 

 

% Whole Grain

69.23%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filling

 

 

 

100 g of 72% Cocao Chocolate

 

 

3/4 C Cranberries, Raisins & Apricots Rehydrated in 2 T Bourbon

1/2 C Brown Sugar + 1 T White Sugar

 

 

1/2 T Pumpkin Pie Spice

 

 

 

1 YT Cinnamon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glaze

 

 

 

1/4 C Powdered Sugar and 1T of Lemon Juice

 

 

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