This is a recipe that I have adapted from Sarah Owens book Toast and Jam. It uses a rye tangzhong and has the option of making it with a combination of sourdough starter and commercial yeast or just using sourdough starter. I have done it both ways and it always comes out great. If you are not using commercial yeast you will need to use 150 grams of starter.
I have found it is best to grind your 45 grams of buckwheat flour in blender. The little bit of extra effort is worth it. I use a bullet blender.
For the tangzhong
In a saucepan combined these ingredients with a whisk until smooth. Then place the pan over medium low heat stirring constantly until it thickens about 3 to 4 minutes. It might be pourable and its ok if its thickened beyond that.
Put this mixture in a 6 qt kitchenaid or large bowl if hand mixing it will be hot to cool it your milk and butter should be cold
Buckwheat honey or wildflower honey
Unsalted butter,Cut up into cubes
Stir to combined then take the temperature make sure you get this mixture to 90 degrees F or less before adding the other ingredients.
Active dry yeast
2 eggs beaten
Combined all of these ingredients until you cant see any streaks
Let the dough rest covered in the bowl for 20 -30 minutes.
15 grams of fine sea salt *
*I also add seeds at this point
Knead thoroughly until a smooth dough is achieved, Let proof till tripled in size. 3 hours if using commercial yeast longer if using sourdough. Watch the dough not the clock
Grease two small pullman loaf pans . Divide dough in half . Form loaves Watch dough. Anticipate when dough will almost come to the tops of the loaf tins, so you can preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
I noticed last time I went to a large retailer that the KitchenAid attachment to grind grain was on sale for $30. I had 20 percent off coupons. I knew that wasn’t going to work well, but I thought that if I made 10 loaves of bread it would not be such a bad investmenI am now a convert. Although it was a clunky noisy machine that works slow Lee
Cookies and yeasted Pretzels were my gateway baking experience to bread! And this is a post about cookies. On November 2 I had the good fortune of meeting Dori Greenspan, noted cookbook author. I brought my wellworn cookbook, Paris Sweets for her to sign and she also signed a copy of her new latest cookie cookbook, Dorie'sCookies!
The recipe is in both of these cookbooks but it is a tasty recipe. I'm not going to give it here but you would be able to find it if you would buy the book. I don't think it's my favorite chocolate cookie but it is it tasty chocolate cookie. I think if people made more of these cookies there would be more peace in the world!
I have been baking cookies for many years and it was a personal thrill to meet a cookbook author!