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Matcha Mini-Miche

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hungryscholar

Matcha Mini-Miche

We broke bread and the rules last night. I know we were meant to let this kind of bread rest for 12-24 hrs before cutting, but we wanted something to go with the soup and it was just sitting there on the cutting board, calling to us. So this is one of those times when I didn't get a chance to take a picture before quite a bit of the loaf was devoured. The slightly sweet, wheaty taste of the Great River Milling "bread" flour(really closer to a high extraction type of flour, the germ is retained and 80%of the bran sifted out) goes well with the bittersweet flavor of the green tea powder. I've tried baking with it before and the flavor didn't really come through, so this time I upped the amount to a full tablespoon and got just what I was looking for. Next time I think I would increase the amount of levain I use to decrease rising time a bit. As it was this was about 6 hours from mixing to start of the bake.

 

  
Matcha Mini-Miche
Ingredientsgrams
High Extraction Flour300
Water240
Salt6
Matcha Powder5
  
Stiff Levain50
Total Dough Weight 601

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isand66's picture
isand66

Very nice looking bread.  i know it's hard to wait sometimes to dig into your loaf....think how I felt when I made my last 80% rye which had to sit for 30 plus hours!

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hungryscholar

Provided I had other bread handy to tide me over. I definitely need to take another crack at high % rye bread, but there's just so many possibilities bumping around in my head.

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dabrownman

and green on the inside,  With a purple cale you have a Hulk Super Hero Bread!

Nice baking!

hungryscholar's picture
hungryscholar

But I haven't had a chance to bake any in bread yet. I even scored some purple potatoes, but we roasted and ate them pretty quick. But the farmers markets around here will be filled with purple just about everything in the summer time!

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Alpana

I like matcha in most things. Very nice bread. What did you have it with, apart from the soup?

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hungryscholar

I'm a big fan of green tea in general, including matcha. The flavor of the tea really comes through in the proportions I used here and plays nicely with the wheat flavor. I think I made a grilled cheese with it next- hard to beat sourdough & cheese.