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Whole grain and multi-grain breads

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My loaf eats beautifully for 1.5-2 days. Then, turns rancid?

May 3, 2015 - 3:40pm -- OOdles

I've been baking the same loaf for a couple of years now with the flours as follows: 2.5 cup w wheat, 2.5 cup spelt and 1 cup bakers choice.

In addition, there are some mixed grains and seeds, wheat germ vital WG and about 1/2 cup turbinado sugar. 

The loaf always comes out perfect and has been edible till it's moldy till recently. I purchased the ingredients in bulk from a respected natural foods distributer and sometime thereafter my issue has arisen.

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Buffering capacity of whole grain flours?

April 30, 2015 - 1:09pm -- Doc.Dough

Having read a lot of claims about whole grain flour extending the LAB growth phase of starter refreshment and dough fermentation (and believing it in general) I have not been able to find a reference that quantifies it.

Does anybody have real data (or a link to a paper containing real data) on the buffering capacity of whole grain flours? Before I go to the trouble of doing this for myself, I thought I would just ask.

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Oven spring

April 7, 2015 - 3:16pm -- stevenwacks

#1 loaf on left - 70% home-milled Sonora wheat/ 30% Whole Foods organic all purpose flour.

#2 loaf on right - 80% home-milled Joaquin d'Oro wheat/ 20% Whole Foods organic all purpose flour.

Both loaves 85% hydration.  Bulk fermentation 4-5 hours at room temp.  2nd rise overnight in the refrigerator.  baked about one hour apart.


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Waiting for Rye Bread

April 5, 2015 - 10:57am -- nmygarden

After observing all the rye breads happening here over the past months, and visiting The Mill and partaking in Dark mountain Rye toast, I had to bake a rye bread. I followed Josey Baker's recipe, with only a minor variation in the seeds included (used my Harvest Grains blend). You can see the loaf turned out handsomely. But now I'm directed to wait 24+hours until slicing into it. That's fine, but my question is do I cover it, bag it, leave it out? My worry is that it will dry out... and I surely don't want to waste it now.

Thanks for any advice!



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1000 g multigrain bread recipe

March 31, 2015 - 5:22pm -- Diane

Although I have baked many multigrain breads, I can't find one based on 1000 g of flour. I have looked through my (extensive) library of bread cookbooks to no avail.  I have tried converting both Jeffrey Hamelman and Peter Reinhart's multigrain recipes to 1000 g and also tried using the baker's percentage, but I'm stuck. 

I have 2 perfect sized cast iron pots I use all the time when making Ken Forkish's artisan bread recipes (all based on 1000 g); however, his recipes do not include grains or seeds. 

Does anyone have a formula they can share?



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