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Hamelman's Rustic Bread

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Hamelman's Rustic Bread

July 18, 2007 - 8:39am -- CountryBoy

Anyone familiar with Hamelman's Bread book and Rustic Bread on page 115?  Previous to that on page 9 he gives directions for the autolyse to be with "just the flour and water of the formula."  I did that and after an hour added the salt and yeast as directed; let it rest for an hour and then put it in the fridge overnight.  In the morning there was no action at all but I went ahead and mixed in the final dough mix and waited for  two and a half hours but no rising.  Yes, I tested the yeast prior to using so I know it is good, but at the moment I have a brick. 

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