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We are always running out of white SD bread it seams even though there is an at least 30% whole grain in it.  The girls like it better than the heavier whole grains Lucy prefers so the lighter ones disappear faster.

 

This bread is 50% whole grain mix a little more than usual in hopes that we can all get along and like one bread - well not really…. but it sounds good.  In order not to put the bread over the edge for the girls, there is no additional scald, sprouts or other whole grains sneaking around on the inside making the bread a higher grain that specified as flour,

 

It really is a very plain Jane kind of bread for us with just some red and white malts, a dash of honey , some ground flax and sesame seeds and some VWG to give the AP flour  boost closer to bread flour.  So the 50% whole grains will be a blessing, with the lack of add ins.

 

We home milled the whole grains to a 75% extraction and put the sifted out portion of the barley, Kamut, spelt, rye and wheat mix in the levain to get it wet as long as we could to soften these hard bits as much as possible.

 

We threw the barley in because we really like it because it has the lowest GI of any grain we normally use plus Ian had some in his bake this week and we need to blame as many folks as we can, besides Lucy, in case something goes wrong.

The coarsely ground flax and sesame seeds gave a nice speckle to the crumb along with the bran bits.   For an extra kick and surprise we used the left over potato water from last Fridays bake in this one for part of the dough liquid.

We did an unusual levain build, starting on Tuesday for Friday’s bake, using 10 g of 66% hydration, rye starter that had been getting sour in the fridge for a week.  The first stage was a huge one that we let sit for 8 hours on the heating pad until it doubled and then we fed it for the 2nd stage and  let it rise 25% before refrigerating it for 24 hours. 

We autolysed everything else, including the salt sprinkled on top, for 4 hours after the levain came out of the fridge the next day and waiting for it to finish its belated 2nd doubling.  The hydration of this dough came it at 82% due to the thirsty 50% of home milled whole grains.

We did our usual 3 sets of slap and folds for 8, 2 and 1 minute this time followed by 2 sets of stretch and folds.  This dough developed very well so we skipped the 3rd set of stretch and folds.  It went into the lightly rive floured basket and immediately into the fridge for an 18 hour retard.

We took the dough out of the fridge 30 minutes before we fired up Big Old Betsy with a preheat setting of 550 F. When the oven got to temperature we slid the (2) Pyrex pans with lava rocks and half full of water into the GE to supply mega steam. The dough had proofed to about 80% in the fridge so we thought the extra time on the counter would get it to 85% - no baking right out of the fridge this time which has been our usual..

We un-molded the bread onto parchment paper on a peel and slashed the bread in a modified T-Rex and slid it onto the bottom stone 15 minutes after the temperature hit 550 F - by then the steam was billowing.

 

After 2 minutes we turned the oven down to 500 F and 4 minutes later we turned it down to 475 F and then, 6 minutes later, at the 12 minute mark we removed the steam and turned the oven down to 425 F, convection.   Every 5 minutes we rotated the bread 180 degrees on the stone until it read 205 F on the inside. It was done in 30 minutes total bake time.

 

Lunch with last Friday's Fine Fig Bread with pear, sweet potato, Japanese black rice, veggies, brie, salad, avocado, pickles and a new batch of CeciC's multi-grain flax and sesame crackers.

The bread browned up, sprang and bloomed nicely. It even had some blistering on the surface.  Overall, it was pretty handsome on the outside but not as handsome as Max according to Lucy.  We will have to wait on the crumb until after the loaf cools completely.  The crumb came out open,  moist and very tasty.   We like the bread a lot andevey bit as much as the fig or prune or walnut versions with scalds and sprouts.  All in all a very nice bread indeed. 

Formula

 

Build 1

Build 2

Total

%

Multigrain SD Starter

10

0

10

1.64%

Whole Kamut

13

6

19

3.11%

Whole Wheat

13

6

19

3.11%

Whole Spelt

13

6

19

3.11%

Whole Wheat

13

6

19

3.11%

Whole Rye

13

6

19

3.11%

AP

0

0

0

0.00%

Water

65

30

95

15.57%

Total

140

60

200

32.79%

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

 

Whole Multi-grain Flour Mix

100

16.39%

 

 

Water

100

16.39%

 

 

Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

17.05%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

Whole Multi-grain Flour Mix

210

34.43%

 

 

AP

300

49.18%

 

 

Dough Flour

510

83.61%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

12

1.97%

 

 

Potato Water 290, Water 110

400

65.57%

 

 

Dough Hydration

78.43%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

610

100.00%

 

 

Potato Water 290, Water 210

500

81.97%

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

81.97%

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

50.82%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,173

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

Ground Flax, Sesame Seed

15

2.46%

 

 

Honey

15

2.46%

 

 

Red Malt

3

0.49%

 

 

White Malt

3

0.49%

 

 

VW Gluten

15

2.46%

 

 

Total

51

8.36%

 

 

 

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We needed some Hamburger Bun for Friday night’s monthly HB feast and have also wanted to make Mark’s rolls found here:

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/32954/potato-rolls-video

I’m pretty sure that these aren’t supposed to be HB Buns but they looked close enough to me to give them a try and I’m glad we did.  They turned out great – s good in fact I didn’t even get a crumb shot or a HB picture either,

 

We were so hungry the burgers so good - they just disappeared.  We cut the recipe by a factor of 6 to get 6 rolls instead if 36 and used a 50 g each flour, water and a pinch for yeast for a 6 hour poolish instead of a straight dough hoping to improve the flavor some. 

 

The attached formula is the same as Mark’s otherwise and the method the same except for out slap and folds in place of kneading and we baked the rolls in a Pyrex pan instead of on parchment which extended the bake time quite bit.

 

If we were going to do it again I would up the temperature to 350 F instead of 325 F in baking in Pyrex to bake them faster and improve the browning.  but it is probably better to just bake them on parchment as individual rolls like Mark does.

 

Regardless, these are some fine tasting rolls and I’m glad there are 3 in the freezer for next month’s Burger Night. Thanks for the recipe and video Mark!  Love your rolling bakery too.

Formula

 

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

Pinch of ADY Yeast

0

0

0

0

0.00%

AP

75

0

0

75

25.42%

Milk

75

0

0

75

25.42%

Total

150

0

0

150

50.85%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain Poolish

 

%

 

 

 

AP

75

25.42%

 

 

 

Water

75

25.42%

 

 

 

Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

25.38%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

AP

220

74.58%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

220

74.58%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

5

1.69%

 

 

 

Milk 25. Potato Water 25

50

16.95%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

22.73%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

295

100.00%

 

 

 

Milk 100, Potato Water 25

125

42.37%

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

42.37%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

591

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Butter

30

10.17%

 

 

 

Potatoes

80

27.12%

 

 

 

Sugar

26

8.81%

 

 

 

Egg

30

10.17%

 

 

 

Total

166

56.27%

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Adds59.73%
Total Weight591
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For some reason my apprentice and I had a hard time keeping the mobile Sinclair Bakery’s Potato rolls, that we were making at the same time,  out of the this week’s SD bread.

  

The original idea was to take the extra multigrain levain that we had built a week ago Wednesday and refrigerated for a week and add to it with another feeding to get it back up to bread rising speed for this week’s bake that we hoped would be very sour and we were going to call Big Levain Multigrain Sourdough.   

  

We before you know it, I had tossed the poolish and the potatoes made for the potato rolls into the dry mix for the SD bread.  Once in there and mixing for a minute it is pretty hard to get the mistake out of the mix.

 

Needless to say, Lucy was nearly beside herself and sticking to her ‘we don’t need no stinking commercial yeast in our sourdough bread’ stance but, it was a little too late for that.  Since we love potatoes in SD bread, we just went along with the recipe that Lucy had concocted as if nothing had happened.

 

The problem was that we needed rolls for once a month dinner hamburgers and they would now be 6 hours late because the poolish was gone meaning we needed another dinner plan quickly.

 

Everything cooking and baking was now backwards which, around here, is our strong suit and nothing out of the ordinary.  In any event we got another poolish going for the rolls and thankfully we had enough potato and potato water left over.

 

The SD bread was now 6 hours early meaning our planned 12 hour retard of the shaped dough would now be 18 hours long and that was really pushing a big levain SD that also had a 6 hour old ADY poolish making over proofing a near certainty!  For sure our really sour experiment with the big 4 build week old levain was shot to smithereens.

 

We also needed to get this bread dough in the fridge because it was going to freeze last night and we still had to haul the entire pot garden inside for protection for this unusual cod snap that is easily 4-6 weeks early.

 

So we started right away on our unusually short 20 minute autolyse using fig re-hydration and potato water for the liquid holding back only the salt, which we sprinkled on top, the figs, pumpkin and sunflower seeds.

 

Next came the usual 3 sets of slap and folds on 8, 3.and 1 minute intervals.  Even though the recipe doesn’t appear to be wet, this felt like a 80% hydration dough because the potatoes are around 75% water and this water isn’t accounted for in the recipe.  It took the full 3 sets of slap and folds to get the dough to quit sticking to the counter.

 

Then 2 sets of S&F’s where done from the compass points where the held back figs and nuts were added on the first one.  Usually we would do 3 sets but since were messed up with too much levain and commercial yeast we held it back toi 2 sets where the 2nd set acted as the pre- shape.

 

At the last minute we decided to make a Chacon shape for the last day of Hanukkah.  We haven made a Chacon for a while but quickly decided to make (2) Franz Joseph roll shapes places at the ends of the oval baskets with some balls and short logs surrounding them.

 

Then the remaining dough was shaped into and oval flat disk and placed over the design in the bottom of the basket.  The basket was immediately placed in a trash can liner and put into the fridge with no counter proofing to try to compensate for too much SD levain and yeast for an 18 hour retard.

 

After 18 hours in the fridge the dough was fully risen so we decided to bake it cold right out of the fridge which was the right decision.  Big Old Betsy was pre- heated to 550 F and steaming lava rocks were inserted at a\that temperature.   When the steam was billow1ng the bread was un-molded and loaded onto the bottom stone

 

After 2 minutes the temperature was turned down to 500 F and then 2 minutes later it was turned down to 475 F when it stayed until the 15 minute mark when the steam was removed and the temperature was turned down to 425 F.  25 minutes later, the bread hit 203 F on the inside when the oven was turned off and when the bread hit 205 F irt was removed to the cooling rack..

 

The dough bloomed well where expected and cracked according to the design.  It didn’t spring much but did spread a little pointing out that the dough was 100% proofed.  The bread browned very well and the exterior came out very handsome as a result.  

 

Yes it is turkey Italian sausage pasta!

The crust stayed somewhat crunchy which we liked very much and it was especially tasty.   The crumb was not as open as we thought it would be, nor was it as sour as our normal SD breads.  Still, the taste was great, nutty seedy and figgy.  Just delicious even though I didn’t get to eat the sandwich I made for lunch with it.

 

My wife came home for lunch unexpectedly and commandeered that sandwich for her lunch….. with a smile on her face!   So I had a P&J with it instead and a toasted  piece to try with butter just to make sure it was as good as it looked   You can’t help but like this bread.

Yes it is turkey white, red bean & stuffing,  green chli...... chili.  The turkey is now all gone but the stuffing remains!

Formula

 

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

Pinch of ADY

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Starter

12

0

0

12

2.11%

Whole Kamut

7

13

20

40

7.04%

Whole Wheat

7

13

20

40

7.04%

Whole Spelt

8

13

20

41

7.22%

Whole Rye

8

13

20

41

7.22%

AP

0

0

50

50

8.80%

Water

30

52

130

212

37.32%

Total

72

104

260

436

76.76%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

 

 

 Flour

218

38.38%

 

 

 

Water

218

38.38%

 

 

 

Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

35.68%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

AP

350

61.62%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

350

61.62%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

10

1.76%

 

 

 

Fig Water 125, Potato Water 40

165

29.05%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

47.14%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

568

100.00%

 

 

 

Fig Water 125, Potato Water 40, Water

383

67.43%

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

67.43%

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

29.58%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Ground Flax, Sesame Seed

10

1.76%

 

 

 

Honey

5

0.88%

 

 

 

Red Malt

2

0.35%

 

 

 

White Malt

2

0.35%

 

 

 

Boiled Yukon Gold Potato

102

17.96%

 

 

 

Chia Seeds

10

1.76%

 

 

 

Figs

50

8.80%

 

 

 

Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

50

8.80%

 

 

 

Total

261

45.95%

 

 

 

 

 When it is cold outside, Lucy likes to snuggle between two pillows.

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Josh’s stolen, is not really his per se but the one he makes at work. It is a yeasted version, aged a little over 3 weeks.  It was filled with nuts and dried fruits covered in powdered sugar.  The crust was brown and the crumb was just slightly sweet - just the way we like it.  You can slice it in 1/4“ slices, no problem, for those on a diet.  It is delicious and my daughter’s boyfriend liked it too.  He had ever heard of stolen before - we have a new convert!  Lucy hasn’t made French toast with it yet but you know that treat will soon be on the breakfast menu.  Thanks for the stolen Josh!

 

The stollen was accompanied by Lucy’s Herbed Butter & Lemon Sliced Turkey.  The picture was at 155 F when the stuffing was taken out and the now separate bird and stuffing were returned to a 325 F convection oven until the bird hit 162 F.  We have found this the best way to get the stuffing infused with the bird’s drippings while making sure the entire top of the dressing gets caramelized and ensuring there is no possibility of unsafe contamination of the stuffing or bird – and the bird is not overcooked and perfectly done. 

 

Here is my plate showing a half of my daughter’s fine rolls (ate the other half first thing) and her garlic and sun dried tomato green beans, Great Grandma Geraldine’s sausage stuffing, Great Grandma Ester’s cranberry salad, Julia Child’s carrots and my wife’s Sweet and Yukon Gold, Butter and Sour Cream mashed potatoes.  The giblet gravy was the surprise favorite of our guests but I forgot to put some on the mashed potatoes before taking the picture.

 

Breakfast Bubbles and Squeak with some of that gravy on top.

 Sorry, no pictures of the pies for desert but our guests brought a most unusual kind of upside down pecan pie like we had ever seen before – very tasty and not too sweet - my wife made her signature pumpkin pie.

 

Turkey and Dumplings

This is what Thanksgiving and Hanukkah are all about - family, friends good food and good times to remember.

What makes this Thanksgiving leftover sandwich special is Mini's 100% Rye and Walnut Bread!

Happy Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to all with a little Happy Baking thrown in for good measure!

Home grown tomatoes for Thanksgivng is a treat too - even though they weren't on the menu.  Winter tomatoes are the sweetest around here.

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The pie on top is a an Apple Sour Cream Pie with fresh ginger in the filling, walnuts and pecans on top and the  below is a Pear and Cranberry spiced with cloves.  Both are a little different for Thanksgiving and a nice break from the usual apple, pumpkin and pecan pie.

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

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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

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

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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

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7/19/2013 - Whole Multigrain Sourdough Loaf

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

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

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

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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

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

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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

 

The crust on  both pies was very good but the crust on the Pear Cranberry Pie was about as goof as it gets it was lard and butter Cisco for the fat - no butter.  That pie is also about the best thanksgiving pie of all time and the Apple Sour Cream Pie is a dream too,.   

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The other day CeciC posted some fantastic looking crackers made without any leavening at all here

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/35589/whey-seeds-crackers

 

As soon as I saw them I new Lucy and I would have to give them a go since we have wanted to make crackers for just about forever.

 

We followed the recipe except we cut it in half and added 1/4 C if Yeast water levain made for these crackers.  We also used yogurt whey instead of kefir whey.

 

The first batch was the sesame and flax version made whole wheat.  The 2nd batch was part semolina, spelt and farina with fresh rosemary, pecorino and parmesan ....and a few sesame and flax seeds that were left ver in teh bowl of the food processor because Lucy was too lazy to clean it.

 

Both versions were very tasty so……thanks CeciC we love these crackers.  They are so easy to make and  the possible varieties are - endless.  No more buying crackers!

 We love hamburgers once a month but the home made tamales are killer too - This one was a smoked pork carnitas with red sauce, habanero jack cheese and sour cream.

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The last bread we are making for Thanksgiving is Mini’s Rye Bread at 100% hydration sans Chia seeds but adding a Munich Dopplebock, some soaker water, flax seed and yeast water to the mix and deleting the gargantuan pine nuts she found in Chili.  Her bake is found here:

 

Mini's 100% Dark Rye & Chia Recipe ...Love at 104% hydration

 

Her times were much faster than mine when it came to development and final proof and I added an hour to each of them and it probably could have been more.  My beer and soaker water was 38 F. The one procedure change was to retard the levain for more than 24 hours in the fridge after the 3rd feeding and then letting it come to room temperature.

 

We used a regular loaf pan for this bread since we don’t have one thin tall and long like Mini does.  No worries we just have a wide short not nearly as long loaf in the end.  Our baking time was 1 hour and 15 minutes instead of an hour.  Our mini oven only goes in 25 degree increments so we had to bake at 350 F instead of 365 F like she did.  We baked it to 202 F on the inside.

 

The bread browned up OK and the crust was very hard when it came out of the oven.  !8 hours later, being wrapped on plastic wrap after it cooled the crust has gone softer but still substantial and we ho[e it goes even ,more soft over the next 24 – 30 hours before we slice it.   So have to wait on the crumb shot another day.

 

This loaf smelled great baking with the aromatic seeds predominating.  We are finishing up making some red and white malt using rye and barley and hope to get around making some SD crackers using rye for one and whole wheat for the other.

White Chicken Green Chili and a smoked pork and cheddar melt sandwich with this bread for lunch.

The crumb came out moist and open or a bread of this kind.   The crumb did soften as the moisture redistributed but was still not nearly as soft as a pumpernickel.  Baking this to 202 F might have bee too high but it still sliced well.  The walnut taste came though well which was an unusual taste for a bread like this.  Perfect for the holidays and putting cheese and meat snacks on.

Formula

The Double T - Grilled Tuna and Talapia

 

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

RyeSD Starter

15

0

0

15

3.24%

Yeast Water

30

0

0

30

6.49%

Whole Rye

15

25

32

72

15.57%

Water

0

25

17

42

9.08%

Total

60

50

49

159

27.89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

RyeSD Levain

 

%

 

 

 

Whole Rye

80

17.19%

 

 

 

Water

80

17.19%

 

 

 

Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

14.72%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

Whole Rye

383

82.81%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

383

82.81%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

10

2.16%

 

 

 

Soaker 210 & Dopplebock 173

383

82.81%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

463

100.00%

 

 

 

Soaker 210 & Dopplebock 173, Water 80

463

100.00%

80 g of Water

 

T. Dough Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

Ground Flax, Sesame Seed

15

3.24%

 

 

 

Bread Spice

10

2.16%

 

 

 

Walnuts

50

10.81%

 

 

 

Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

70

15.14%

 

 

 

Total

145

31.35%

 

 

 

The kind of fall we get in Gilbert, AZ - red and green leat lettuce!

 

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It seems the only time we ever make a plain white bread is for the Thanksgiving croutons we use for the stuffing.  We have all kinds of whole grain SD breads in the freezer; some have nuts, some with seeds, some fruits, some with at least 2 of the 3 and many flush with the works.

 

We had a little YW levain left over from Friday’s SD /YW rye bake that had already spent a day in fridge and put some more YW and flour in it to make it a little larger and then after it had nearly doubled we refrigerated it again for 2 hours.

 

This bread was made our usual way.  While the YW levain was warming up we autolysed the dough flour and water with the salt sprinkled on top.  Once it all came together the mix was at 75% hydration when we starter the first of 3 slap and fold sessions of 6, 3 and 1 minute each on 15 minute increments.

 

We finished the gluten development with 2 sets of S&F’s with  15 minutes rest between them.  After pre-shaping and final shaping into a boule the dough was placed seam side up in a rice floured basket and immediately retarded in the fridge for 12 hours.

 

We baked it in a 550 F DO that was one size too large for this small bread.  We turned the oven down to 525 F after 5minutes and then down to 500 F after 10 minutes.  At 15 minutes the lid came off for another 5 minutes of 425 F baking, convection this time.

 

We then removed the bread from the DO since the top was browning way faster than the sides.  We continued to bake for another 10 minutes turning the bread 180 degrees after 5 minutes.

 

Even thought the sides never browned as dark as we wanted, the inside was reading 210 F so we took it out of the oven to cool on a rack.  The bread blistered well and the bottom was browned perfectly

 

After slicing into it the still a little crispy crust after the bread cooled we found it thin like baguette.  The crumb was fairly open, very glossy with the holes varied in size and irregular - a typical YW crumb for a white bread - soft and moist even though over baked 5 F trying to get it more brown

 

Toasted with butter is the best way to eat this bread as, like most non SD white breads, the flavor is lacking otherwise.   Kids would love this bread for sandwiches I’m guessing.   It will make fine croutons for Thanksgiving to mix in with the other more substantial croutons.

Formula

Yeast Water Build

Build 1

Build 2

Total

%

Yeast Water

50

25

75

15.79%

AP

50

25

75

15.79%

Total

100

50

150

31.58%

 

 

 

 

 

Yeast Water Starter Totals

 

%

 

 

Flour

75

15.79%

 

 

Water

75

15.79%

 

 

Starter Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

17.88%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

AP

400

84.21%

 

 

Total Dough Flour

400

84.21%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

9

1.89%

 

 

Water

280

58.95%

 

 

Dough Hydration w/o starter

70.00%

 

 

 

Tot. Hydration  w/ Starter

74.74%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

475

 

 

 

Water

355

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration With YW & Adds

74.74%

 

 

 

Total Weight

839

 

 

 

  

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Lucy worked hard, using Varda’s Tzitzel quest as a starting point, to do 3 takes on Tzitzel.  We liked take 2 of the 3 tries to date the best.  But it just wasn’t enough of a full bodied, deep flavored bread to stand up to the kind of smoky mats we like.

With Eric Hanner’s first anniversary of his passing upon us, I couldn’t help but make a stronger rye based on his died minced onions and soaker water we like so much in deli rye breads.

 

We upped the rye to 50% from 40%, upped the SD and YW levain to 30% of the total from 20% since we decided not to retard this load as we did the others.  Whole grains shot up to 55% a substantial increase too.   This bread was starting to make us happier that usually.

 

To put the top knot on the other knots, we decided to use Young’s Double Chocolate Stout for much of the dough liquid that wasn’t onion soaker water.  We had a bunch of whole wheat and white whole wheat in the mix too, so we added some VWG and upped the hydration to near 90% from 85% to compensate for the more thirsty whole grains.

 

The rye sour and YW levains were built separately and the white flour listed was for the YW levain.  Both were retarded for 24 hours at the same time even though the YW was a 1 build affair and the ryes sour was a 3 stage build.

 

Since we were going to make this bread in one day, we only had time for a 1 hour autolyse but we did do our usual 3 sets of slap and folds and 2 stretch and folds all 15 minutes apart.

 

We did a light chop on the caraway seeds in the coffee grinder and added them and the multigrain scald and overnight soak in the fridge sand which weighed 150 g wet, on the first set of S& F.  Both were completely incorporated at the end of the 2nd set of S& F’s.

  

This is a smoked pork carnitas quesidilla  style with caramelized mushrooms and onions, 2 cheeses, and killer home made red salsa...and lets not forget the smoked brisket taco for lunch

We then shaped the dough into and oval and immediately placed it seam side down in the rice floured basket.  The dough proofed for 4 hours before it was refrigerated for1 hour while Big Old Betsy was preheated to 550 F and the (2) lava rocks and water pans for steam were inserted at 525 F

 

15 minutes after the oven hit 550 F we un-molded the dough onto a peel that was covered in parchment, slashed 3 times and loaded onto the bottom of two stones.  After 5minutes of steam the oven was turned down to 525 F and 5minutes later it was turned down again to 500 F at the 15 minute mark the steam was removed and the oven was turned down to 425 F.

 

The bread was rotated 180 degrees on the stone every 5 minutes until the bread reached 205 F on the inside when it was removed to the cooling rack.  Total baking without steam was 13 minutes with 28 minutes of baking total.

 

The bread browned up a deep, brownish, mahogany color and bloomed OK.  It spread more than it sprang indicating it was too high in hydration and possibly slightly over proofed.

 

It smelled terrific in and out of the oven with the caraway and onions dominating.  Can’t wait to cut into this bread and taste it but we will wait for 24 hours before doing so.  Well, couldn't't wait for 24 hours as usual.  The crust had gone soft over 16 hours wrapped in plastic. The crumb was open soft and moist.  It was more open than I though it would be with so much whole grain rye and scalded berries.

Underneath the breakfast eggs is some white bread baked yesterday.

The flavor of the crust and crumb, the onion coming though so well, were just the way you want them for a bread begging for mustard. pickle and pastrami.   The little yellow flecks of the corn meal is a delight - thanks to Janet for the corn inclusion in the bread.  This is the best Jewish Deli Rye type bread, with a chew of scalded betries, we have managed to date.  Just delicious.  Thanks to Eric for the dried minced onions and re-hydration addition and the slap & fold push that changed my bread baking forever.

The 'mixed grains en pot' are now oer a foot tall! 

We've got 4 pots of tomatoes too.  Lucy says I've gone to pot and she might be right!  This bread made a very nice pepperjack melt, dijon mustard, dill pickle and pastrami sandwich for lunch with the usual salad, veggies and fruits on the side.

Formula

 

Build 1

Build 2

Build 3

Total

%

Multigrain SD Starter

15

0

0

15

3.06%

Rye

30

25

20

75

15.29%

AP

75

0

0

75

15.29%

Yeast Water

75

0

0

75

15.29%

Total

195

50

20

240

29.56%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

 

 

Flour

158

32.11%

 

 

 

Water

138

28.03%

 

 

 

Hydration

87.30%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

295

31.28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

White Rye

50

10.19%

 

 

 

Corn meal

10

2.04%

 

 

 

Whole rye

73

14.88%

 

 

 

AP

100

20.39%

 

 

 

Whole Wheat Bread Flour

100

20.39%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

333

67.89%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

10

2.04%

 

 

 

DC Stout 225 & Onion Water 90

315

64.22%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

94.59%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

491

100.00%

 

 

 

Stout 225, Onion Water 90, Water

453

92.25%

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

92.25%

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain Flour

55.66%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Adds

89.52%

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

 

VW Gluten

15

3.06%

 

 

 

Dehydrated onion

6

1.22%

 

 

 

Caraway

10

2.04%

 

 

 

Total

31

6.32%

 

 

 

  

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It has been a long time since we have done any YW baking and it was time to refresh the YW after 4 weeks hiding in the fridge.  We decided at the last minute to do a test comparison bake. One with a YW/SD levain and one with just a SD levain.

 

The YW / SD version had 4% more whole grains.  We wanted to weigh it down a little more than the SD version and we added a multi-grain scald to both since we love whole berry scalds in breads almost as much as w love sprouts.  The YW version was 22% while grain and the SD version was 18%.

 

Both are a little light on the whole grain side but we also need some croutons for Thanksgiving stuffing too and these loaves should fit the bill well.  The levains were built over 3 stages and then refrigerated for 24 hours after they had risen 255 after the 3rd stage feeding.

 

Since these were white breads we did a 1 hour autolyse this time.  We did up the hydration a couple of points on the YW version to account for more while grains.  We did follow our usual method of 3 sets of slap and folds (7, 3 and 1minute) and 2 sets of stretch and folds all 15 minutes apart. As soon as the folding was comp, ete the dough was pre-shaped and then shaped into a boule and an oval for the SD/YW version.

 

Some of this year's lettuce crop in pots

We put the dough seam side down in the baskets hoping to get a natural cracking at the seams when the dough hit the heat and steam the next day ala Ski’s Forkish and David Snyder’s Pugliesi.  The dough was then retarded in the fridge for 16 hours - 4 hours more than we would have liked but that is life.

 

The dough nearly proofed 100% in the fridge because of the extra 4 hours.  No worries since we had planned to bake it cold right out of the fridge and not to slash it so the stiff cold dough wouldn’t collapse due to any over-proofing.

 

The dough was un-molded and placed into Big Old Betsy 20 minutes after the oven hit 525 F and the oven had further climbed to 550 F.  It was sandwiched between 2 stones and the mega steam was supplied with two Pyrex pans filled with lava rocks and half full of water that were placed in the oven when it hit 525 F

 

The bread steamed for 5 minutes at 550 F, 5 minutes at 500 F and 5 minutes at 475 F. After 15 minutes the steam was removed from the oven as it was turned down to 425 F, convection this time.  We rotated the bread 180 degrees every 5 minutes until the bread registered 205 F on the inside - exactly 15 minutes after the steam came out and 30 minutes total baking time.

 

The bread browned beautifully with huge blisters on the outside of both but more so on the YW / SD oval.  The bread did spring but it was contained within the crust which didn’t crack because it was 100% proofed.  So these are totally unblemished crusts but still very attractive!  The YW/SD appears to have puffed itself up a little more than the SD  boule.

 

The crumb of the YW / SD was open, soft and moist with a SD tang that was somewhat muted but not missing either.  It is a delicious bread.  We didn't cut into the SD version and froze it whole for Thanksgiving.  This bread made for a nice cotto salami and aged cheddar cheese sandwich for today's lunch. This bread reminds me of Tartine only it has more chew due to the scald.

 

YW / SD Formula

 

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

Multigrain SD Starter

15

0

0

15

2.59%

Yeast Water

30

0

0

30

5.18%

Whole Rye

5

10

9

24

4.14%

Whole Wheat

5

10

9

24

4.14%

Whole Spelt

5

10

9

24

4.14%

Water

0

15

17

32

5.52%

Total

60

45

44

149

20.53%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

 

 

Whole Multi-grain Flour

80

13.72%

 

 

 

Water

70

11.99%

 

 

 

Hydration

87.42%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

14.40%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

White Whole Wheat

100

0.17256

 

 

 

AP

400

69.03%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

500

86.28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

11

1.90%

 

 

 

Soaker Water

375

64.71%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

75.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

580

100.00%

 

 

 

Soaker Water

445

76.70%

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

76.70%

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

22.35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scald

 

%

 

 

 

Whole Wheat

25

4.31%

 

 

 

Whole Spelt

25

4.31%

 

 

 

Whole Rye

25

4.31%

 

 

 

Total Scald

75

12.94%

 

 

 

 

SD Formula

 

Build 1

Build 2

 Build 3

Total

%

Multigrain SD Starter

15

0

0

15

2.58%

Whole Rye

9

6

10

25

4.29%

Whole Wheat

9

6

10

25

4.29%

Whole Spelt

9

6

10

25

4.29%

Water

30

18

10

58

9.96%

Total

72

36

40

148

25.41%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

 

 

Whole Multi-grain Flour

83

14.16%

 

 

 

Water

66

11.24%

 

 

 

Hydration

79.39%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

13.54%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

 

AP

450

77.25%

 

 

 

Dough Flour

500

85.84%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

10

1.72%

 

 

 

Soaker Water

360

61.80%

 

 

 

Dough Hydration

72.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

583

100.00%

 

 

 

Soaker Water

426

73.05%

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

73.05%

 

 

 

 

% Whole Grain

18.45%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Weight

1,093

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scald

 

%

 

 

 

Whole Wheat

25

4.31%

 

 

 

Whole Spelt

25

4.31%

 

 

 

Whole Rye

25

4.31%

 

 

 

Total Scald

75

12.94%

 

 

 

 

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