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Hey y'all. Has anyone here ever baked with Swiss "Ruchmehl"? I just tried it for the first time and I really like it. It's somehwere between medium and whoe wheat. A lot of flavor but can still hold together gluten wise. 

I'm only here in Switzerland for another week so I figured it was time to give this a try. Now I'm wishing I had done it months ago!

It was super tasty with a full wheat flavor and a crunchy crust with a cool, soft crumb.  

I also wanted to say it's been very inspirational to read all of your posts in tribute to Eric. I wish I had been around to get to know him, he clearly had a huge impact on many of you, who have in turn had a large impact on me. I am very sorry for your loss and I am grateful for his legacy here.

-Ryan

Ruchbrot formula at Wandering Bread

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Well I started off trying to recreate this great looking white spelt bread from "Tartine Bread Experiment" but I took some twists and turns on the way. It ended up pretty darn good considering there was a whole lot of improvising going on.

Read my hopefully somewhat amusing breakdown at Wandering Bread.

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My wife is having a girls weekend in Barcelona with her friends, so the kids and I are drowning our sorrows in dough. This 10% rye boule was made with a combination of techniques from David Snyder's San Joaquin Sourdough and txfarmer's 36 hour baguettes. Crispy, crunchy crust and soft but chewy crumb with medium sour tang. Very satisfying.

 

Recipe and story at Wandering Bread

-Ryan

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Hey y'all, I don't have time to post the recipies but I just wanted to give a big happy Thanksgiving to everyone here on TFL! Hope you all are eating well today, we certanly are...

Apple and sweet potato. 

 

-Ryan

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I've been busy baking this week, but haven't quite caught up on posting about it. So you get them all at once.

First, I played with spelt for the first time with a Sourdough Spelt Country Loaf. It truned out very tasty and had more structure than I thought it would.

 

Next up I made some Sourdough Bread Bowls with Chicken Corn Chowder. There is just something so satisfying about eating soup in a breadbowl. 

 

And finally I tried David Snyder's San Joaquin Sourdough. I'm still not in the same universe as David as far as my skills, but following his intructions exactly gave me some really beautiful, tasty bread. I highly reccommend trying it out if you haven't yet.

 

Read more about all three at Wandering Bread

-Ryan

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Last night, my wife made this awesome sourdough banana bread from  The Complete Sourdough Cookbook via buddye here on TFL.

So. Freakin. Good. 

Story and recipe at Wandering Bread

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This is another variation on txfarmer's 36 hour baguettes. Garlic bread on steriods. Super duper tasty. 

Story and recipe at Wandering Bread

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This is so yummy I wish I had made ten of them! The bread is kind of like a po-boy, thin crispy crust with a soft, sandwich like crumb. The filling is shredded pepper chicken, carrot, cucumber, fresh cilantro, hot peppers and a squeeze of lime juice.

Read the story and get the recipe at Wandering Bread

-Ryan

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My wife and I love Navratan Korma (mild cashew curry with vegetables, raisins and cilantro). I decided to put some similar flavors to work in ciabatta to use for tofu sandwiches. I didn't have time to deal with the dough yesterday so I just used Jim Lahey's No Knead Bread recipe with AP flour plus some curry powder, raisins, cashews and cilantro. The dough was 80% hydration but that wasn't really enough with the extra curry powder and the raisins using up moisture so the crumb was a bit tight. It was very, very tasty though. 

Read the whole story of our Indian food in New York memories and see more pics at Wandering Bread

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This is my first attempt at txfarmer's 36 Hour Baguette formula. There is a reason it's famous around here.

I have a pice of junk bread knife where I'm staying right now, so excuse the shredding, but just about the best damn sourdough bread I've ever had. Wow. Thanks txfarmer!!!

Read more and more pics here: Wandering Bread

 

 

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