The Fresh Loaf

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Doc Tracy

Good book!

I recently purchased a book off Amazon that I'm really enjoying.  It's called Home Baked by Hanne Risgaard. Although I've had to change my timing a bit for the whole rye ( mine rises much too fast), I really love the recipe. It is %100 whole rye, has a dark beer, rye chops and is loaded with flavor!

Looking forward to baking through this gorgeous book. Oh, the pictures are so beautiful you can leave it on the coffee table, too!

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Janetcook

I love this book too.  The photos, the simplicity of the formulas and the use of whole grains all make it a wonderful bread book to have on my  'bread book shelf'.  The loaves I have baked have turned out nicely and they do convert over to using sd easily too.

Floyd did do a book review here on this book awhile ago which is how I discovered it.  I bought it off of Amazon too.  Good quality cover that feels as though it will hold up to lots of heavy use :-)

 

Janet

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I am having some trouble with the "Real Rye" recipe using her timing. She suggests a full 24 hour fermentation. My bread is ready to bake in 4-6. I tried to go the full 24 but the dough had a starch attack" and collapsed, giving off a horrible acidic smell.

Perhaps it's because I started out using my own starter rather than hers? 400gms pf starters seems like a lot, even given the size of the huge loaf. Where do you get a 1 gallon loaf pan?

I'm trying the spelt/rye today, but just keeping an eye on the volume. I also chilled the water, since the rye flour was still warm from grinding.

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Doc Tracy

Have you tried that pear sourdough bread? That looks like it could be really delicious. As soon as I find some good pears I'm making that one!

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Janetcook

Haven't tried the rye loaf.

I did bake the pear sourdough and it did turn out nicely.

Not sure about where you can get pans.  I use my Pullman or a cast iron loaf pan for sandwich breads otherwise I use baskets.

Janet