Five Grain Levain Variations
I have made this recipe a few times since I first posted it on this site, and I received some great suggestions from TFL bakers. Steve22802 did two cold fermentations rather than one, and Tanorama added fruit, so I tried a few different twists on this batch of dough, which makes three loaves. I did three things differently than the recipe (link below) on this bake: 1. I did everything by hand and didn't use my KitchenAid stand mixer; 2. I did two cold proofs, one after the room temperature bulk proof, per the recipe, and a second overnight proof after shaping. 3. I added raisins, dried cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg and a touch of brown sugar to create a breakfast loaf for one of the loaves.
This is such a great dough coming together with all the grains.
Here's the first loaf I baked yesterday, sans any fruit.
It was very tasty, crumb and crust fine, and a bit more tangy with the extra cold proof.
I baked the fruit loaf today (our anniversary!). It tasted quite good, not too sweet at all.
I have frozen the third loaf to bake later. I do love this recipe (see link below). Thanks to Steve and Tanorama for their suggestions. Phyllis