SD Hemp Bags - txfarmer method with Hanseata's Seeds
After the last bake's attempt for flavor instead of holes, this bake was for baguette holes. I also had some hemp seeds burning a hole in my pocket so thought they would be appropriate. Burning, burning holes, holes and hemp are baggie proof and go way back to SF in the early 70's as far as I can personally attest.
I wanted to use txfarmer's 36 hour baguette method for a new variation that was different from all of her many variations. The holes she produces with this recipe, in all of its forms, are amazing - and holes were the main goal today. I wanted a new variation and Hanseata's Hemp seeds (scalded and then soaked for 4 hours) were the ticket. I want to thank them both for their inspiration. I did use a slightly different method by retarding the levain for 12 hours too, to go along with the 24 hour autolyse. Was trying to get more SD flavor and hoped for holes with this extra levain retard. The previous bake of 20% rye and WW had much better, deeper and lingering SD flavor - the taste of the bread was just better overall and more akin to my personal preference.
Got a nice crust with some blisters, some ears, some glossy holes, nice nutty taste from the hemp seeds, nice SD twang along some very poor slashing on one baguette as is usual for me. I give this bake an 87 or B+. Recipe follows pix. Use txfarmer's method and just retard the levain too.
The bread was more sour today and I am adding another crub shot of the lunch shot that follows. Bologna with cheddar cheese and greens, salad, a brie wedge, a radish, carrot and jicama sticks, olives, tomato, some refried black and red beans. Sorry for the smudge on the lens - never photograph while you eat! Took Dopey out of the title too since this bread isn't.
|Build 1||Build 2||Build 3||Total||%|
|Total Weight||862||Baked WT||355|
|Lev % of Total||38.28%||each of 2|
Seeds not included in weights or percents calculated off of them.