18% Spelt Flour Sourdough
1 with Sunflower Seeds with rolled oats
and on with Walnuts and oat bran
this was my first foray into Spelt flour, quite plaesed with the results.
of baking boldly! Just the kind of crust that has to taste great. The crumb isn't too bad either. Nice baking Wing So what hydration are you using and how much whole grain?
Well I use a 75% Hydro Starter and 180 grams of Spelt to 1000 grams of AP Flour.
to me. I keep my starter at 66% hydration now down from 75%. So what was the hydration for the final dough? I would be at around 72% form a bread like yours - but mine doesn't look as good either :-)
Wow Wingnut you get some serious red tones in your bakes. I love it. I've recently found Spelt and have also taken a liking to it. What do you bake in? You do get some awesome bold bakes and it seems you have a hi fired oven of sorts. Crust looks great, crumb looks great. I bet it tastes even better. Is it just spelt and AP or do you add other flours as well to attain that red?
I bake in a Dutch Oven. In this bake it is 180 grams of Spelt Flour and 1000 grams of AP Flour. I bake a 480 for 30-35 minutes then 460 for 5-10 minutes more with the lid off to get the color I want.
hi, spelt is one of my all time favorite. not easy for me to get it over here. those loaves are just lovely with different scoring and add ins. i did a 100% spelt it was mmm... ridiculously delicious. just make sure to check on dough cos spelt react faster than wheat flour.
You are correct on the fast rise! After the third turn I let in bulk rise for 3 hours and it was busting out of the bowl! I think the walnut loaf was a tad over proofed as it was the last to go in the oven.
Great looking loaves. Fantastic crust and crumb.
Ian, thanks mate for the kind words again.
Nice baking and pics ...
Thanks mate, keep fighting the good fight!
Wow, busy indeed! Love the breads, Wingnut.