I have been making 100% whole wheat bread (both with hard red and hard white wheat) for quite some time. My family loves the loaves, and I love the ease of baking using my Bosch Universal. (I have rheumatoid arthritis, and I'm unable to knead by hand.) However, I want to branch out into French bread, Ciabatta, artisan bread or something smiilar. Has anyone successfully made this type of bread 100% whole grain using a Bosch or similar machine? Please share your recipes. I would be most grateful. Thank you, Sherri
Having had good luck with Jasons Ciabatta I wanted to go one step further. I tried Peter Reinhart Pooklish version on Page 136. I used a scale for every thing. My poolish was 3 days old and looked perfect.
After mixing as instructed every thing exxcept the poolish I then added my poolish. From the start i could see I was in deep what ever. It was so dry. I added about 4 more ounces of water and it was still very dry.