Pan De Cioccolate
2nd time attempting this bread. Still cooling, so I haven't cut it open yet to see how the crumb is. From Advanced Bread and Pastry by Michael Suas.
8% flour prefermented. (By my math it was actually 8.6%, out of 500 g total flour I used, to get 100 g levain (20%) I needed 41 g flour and 2 g rye flour at these percentages.)
Rye Flour 5%
Starter (stiff) 80%
Stiff starter is 50% hydration in this book. Ferment 8 hours @ 65-70 F.
Vanilla Extract 1%
Cocoa Powder 6%
Instant yeast 0.4% (The recipe calls for 0.3% osmotolerant instant yeast, I used regular instant yeast at this amount.)
Chocolate Chips 20%
Mix to medium consistency. Add chocolate chips at the end of mixing until just incorporated. (He doesn't use an autolyse, but I think I will try one next time.)
DDT: 75-78 F
Bulk fermentation: 2 hours
Preshape: light ball
Bench rest: 20-30 minutes
Shape: boule or batard
Final Proof: 2 1/2 - 3 hours
Score as desired
Bake with steam, 400 F 35-40 min for 1 lb loaves. Mine is larger than that, 500 g total flour not including what's in the stiff starter, and it took about 50 min to finish. I used a dutch oven for baking, 20 minutes covered, 30 minutes uncovered.
The first time I made it, I actually had to go out while it was proofing and came home an hour late, 4 hours proofing total. I was sure it would be overproofed, but it actually worked fine. I also bulk fermented that one 3 hours. This one was with 2 hours bulk and 3 hours final proof, and I wonder if I couldn't have gone longer. My dough was hovering around 74-75 F this time, didn't check the temp last time.