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Saffron and truffle SD with sunflower seeds

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evonlim

Saffron and truffle SD with sunflower seeds

been craving to bake one with saffron .. used truffle salt and Pecorino al Tartufo with this bake. it's my close friend's birthday today, baked this classy bread for my classy friend :) 

added 25% oak smoked flour to HP and AP flour. 75% hydration and used a white spelt starter. 

pretty golden yellow crust

gave him a batard wrapped with gold silk ribbon in a brown bag :)

 for this boule i snuck in some raisins for another special friend :)

the rest i will slice tomorrow...

here are the crumb pictures.. feedback from the friends excellent! :)

this was taken under the morning sunlight.. 

 

 

 

this is with little black raisins

 

 

my classy friend had it for breakfast with smoked salmon and brie :)

cheers

evon

 

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dabrownman

loaves of bread Evon.  Your friends are so lucky.  These are great looking breads.  Still haven't smokes the flour yet but my apprentice has started putting together the pieces to do it possibly next week to bake the week after.

You have that artful slashing down pat too.  Well done. Can't wait to see the inside and your comment on the taste.

Happy Baking

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evonlim

thanks dabrownman, one of my friend called it a sunflower slashed !! will update the crumb when the sun is up!

evon

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golgi70

Nice Scoring on that Batard.  Looks wonderful.  Full Bloom and opens into a perfect batard.  Look forward to seeing the yellow crumb.  Nice Baking

 

Josh

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evonlim

thanks Josh .. had this bread with my girlfriend after gym in a german bar where we always go. and they are kind enough to provide extra virgin olive oil and pesto for dipping. shared it when the generous manager as well. 

evon

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Floydm

Oooooh... Beautiful!

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evonlim

thanks Floyd.. :)

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Janetcook

Evon,

I never tire of looking at your photos…..Amazing what a few simple ingredients can turn into if handled with skill.  These are simply gorgeous as are the photos. You are a gifted baker :)

Take Care,

Janet

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evonlim

thanks Janet for your encouraging words. an honor to get compliments from an experienced skillful baker!!

evon

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isand66

Beautiful scoring Evon.

I bet this one must taste great with the smokey flour and truffle flavors.

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evonlim

hi Ian.. oh yes this combination is specially made for this particular classy friend who loves to dressed handsomely with tailored suits and fine leather boots!! 

it's a winner combo.. yet to get fresh truffle to shave it into my dough!! (i am on the lookout)

evon

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Syd

Beautiful scoring on that batard!  Saffron and truffle: that must be one expensive loaf! 

Nice baking,

Syd

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evonlim

oh yes, costly but worth it! for a very special friend..

evon

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Song Of The Baker

Wow, nice loaves Evon!  And I don't know if you can get any more pricey or extravagant using truffle and saffron...very, very high end.  Bold flavours for sure.

John

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evonlim

thank you John.. once in a blue moon we splurge on something worthwhile..

evon

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Mebake

Beauties, Evon! There is some charm in the way your bread looks.. very Evon-y :)

What is HP by the way?

-Khalid

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evonlim

Thanks Khalid, HP = High Protein bread flour 

evon