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Whole grain and multi-grain breads

PalwithnoovenP's picture

What kind of rye to stock?

December 16, 2014 - 9:39pm -- PalwithnoovenP

I've tasted a bread made with rye and I fell in love with it, now I want to make breads with rye. I currently have access to Bob's red mill but they have different types and I don't know which one I'll get. For now I just want mixed wheat and rye breads, increasing the rye ratio as time goes by; but I would like to try make a 100% rye and a rye starter in the future. Also, what is the best way to store rye? Thanks in advance.

atti77's picture

Need help troubleshooting sprouted kamut sourdough bread

December 5, 2014 - 8:22am -- atti77

Hi, I’ve been visiting the site for a while, reading a lot, but this is my first time posting. I have been working off a recipe for pain au levain from Peter Reinhart’s new book on baking with sprouted wheat:

Levain 20%

Water 87%

Flour 100%

Salt 2%

Instant yeast .5%

108 breads's picture

Struggled with hydration level with this almost 100% whole wheat

December 4, 2014 - 2:46pm -- 108 breads

Wow, this was a wet dough. I imagined disaster and disappointment - one bad bread - all after a long trip to buy freshly-milled whole wheat flour at a downtown farmers market. All was not lost, but I must play with the hydration percentage. No one wants dough this viscous. The tale of Bread #61. Considering various changes.


ladle24's picture

oatmeal bread troubleshooting

November 26, 2014 - 12:22pm -- ladle24


I have read several of of the threads on here about oatmeal bread after having trouble with 2 batches in a row. The standard bread I make for our family is a whole wheat loaf.  I typically make it in batches of 8 loaves mixed and stored in a rubbermaid underbed storage bin (shallow and wide), using stretch and fold method.

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We 3 gmas made it to week 4

November 20, 2014 - 12:44pm -- gmagmabaking2

Still Rye testing and holiday prepping... Here are our pictures... Folded Rye Bread and Rye Rolls with Sunflower seeds... 

Helen's lead in....  below are Barbra's...

   and then I will finish up with mine...



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