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Hamelman's Five-Grain Levain in smaller Loaves

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GSnyde

Hamelman's Five-Grain Levain in smaller Loaves

I baked five smallish loaves of the wonderful Five-Grain Levain.  Not much to add to my forum post on the subject (http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/31273/adjusting-bake-time-and-temp-smaller-loaves), except some pictures.

Glenn

 

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Janetcook

Glen,

These are so pretty.  Both inside and out.  All so uniform.  I am impressed!

Now for a couple of questions:

How much did they weigh?  

Did the 3 loaves in the rear of the picture proof in baskets or free form?  (I can tell the 2 up front were proofed in baskets but can't tell with the others.)

Janet

 

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GSnyde

The three smaller ones were about 14 oz. and the two larger ones were about 16 oz.

The three smaller ones proofed en couche.

As for the uniformity, I guess I managed to scale and shape with some consistency.

This dough was a bit sticky, even after I added about 1/2 cup of extra flour during the mix.

Thanks for the kind comments.

Glenn

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dmsnyder

David

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GSnyde

I love this bread!

Glenn

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Mebake

They look gorgeous, Glenn, all of them!

Khalid

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GSnyde

I wish I could send you a loaf.  It's just your style.

Glenn

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wally

Those turned out beautifully.  Nice crumb, Glenn!

Larry

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GSnyde

This bake--and your advice--helped me dial in the right bake profile.  I think I'll try some ficelle shaped loaves with this formula.  Great with cheese.

Thanks.

Glenn

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Song Of The Baker

Looking perfect to me!  That is the loaf I wished I baked this weekend.  Never get tired of it.

John

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GSnyde

There's always next weekend.

Glenn

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dabrownman

You are getting awfully good at making this fine bread!

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GSnyde

This formula is very forgiving.  I haven't screwed it up yet.

Thanks for the comment.

Glenn 

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isand66

Great looking bake Glen.  They look as good as it gets :).

Regards,
Ian

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rossnroller

Especially that crumb! Superb.

Cheers
Ross