Five-Grain Bread from the book "Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes: by Jeffrey Hamelman
I made Five-Grain Bread from the book "Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes: by Jeffrey Hamelman.
It calls for a mature Liquid-Levin build to use in this case the next day. I've never had any confidence in my starter but I think it tasted and looked good. I did add a wee bit of instant yeast to the levin build to make sure it would have rising power. The bread tastes great. I do know it did not come out as it was supposed too. When I took it out of the basket onto the peel, it spread a lot and did not rise much in the oven. My scoring is laughable, you can tell its a different color but the beautiful ears and other looks have alluded me in every loaf I've made. I think I cut correctly, have a lame, tomato knife, cut to 1/4 inch and at the right angle but to no avail.
I will just keep reading all I can here, read my books trying to learn the correct way to do things. The very bright side in all this is most of what I make tastes pretty good to me and the family.