A loaf baked thinking about Lionel Poilâne.
That's a beauty.
What caused the shiney crust? Egg wash? Camera lighting?
A lovely golden colour with a bold bake, looks delicious! It's a very pretty loaf and crumb but rather large crumb for my interpretation of a "miche." I'm having a hard time judging the crumb to scale.
A "Miche" to me, is a very large loaf, somewhere between 5 to12 lbs or 2 to 5 kg so with at least 10% rye. From that understanding, the crumb texture would be too large. If the loaf is about 2 lbs or 1 kg everything fits nicely together.
The end piece must have been heaven to eat!
Indeed, this is a beauty, Abel. A lovely homage to Polain.
Yeah! The loaf is about 1 kg. It's the size I usually bake at home. I've done it with the flours I had in my kitchen. I know a Miche contains more whole flours, but I didn't want to go the store, so I just added to the preferment 570 gr of bread flour and 30 gr of whole wheat flour. Total hydration is about 62%. If I had added more whole wheat flour or rye I would have added more water. The colour is natural, it's because of the light.
Have a nice day.