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Floydm

Thanksgiving Baking Ideas

Many wonderful Thanksgiving recipes have been posted on TFL over the years.  Here are a handful:

 

 

Lunch Lady Rolls

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Multi-Grain Marble Chacon

 

 

Sourdough pumpkin cornmeal buns

 

 

Pumpkin breads

 

 

 

Sweet Potato Rolls

 

 

 

Cranberry nut rolls

 

 

 

Buttermilk Cluster

 

 

Struan Bread

 

 

Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bread

 

 

 

Light Rye Bread

 

 

Pumpkin Quick Bread

 

 

Wild Rice & Onion Bread

 

 

Searching for Thanksgiving here turns up a bunch more wonderful looking recipes and photos.

 

Link to you favourites below!

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Janetcook

100% Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Pecan Bread

                    

 

I couldn't resist posting today's bake for a couple of reasons.  The first being that this formula has won lots of praise from those for whom I currently bake.  The second reason stems from the fact that it is a result of good old tweaking.  It was inspired by a recent post of hanseata's.  

I generally follow a new formula pretty closely when I first bake it but, depending on how the loaf turns out, subsequent bakes find me tweaking away a bit here and a bit there.  I have always found Karin's breads to be excellent and her Pumpkin Whey Bread was no exception but this loaf has ended up with its own section in one of my bread binders- right next to its original format.

At the same time of Karin's post several other people blogged about breads using similar ingredients and so those found their way into my new formula along with ideas out of my Flavor Bible.

The end result being a bread containing:

 

sweet potatoes

maple syrup

and

toasted pecans

                                                                             

No crumb shot since this loaf and the others all were given to other households.  Reports were of a nice soft moist crumb full of flavor.

Before finding TFL I never would have tried altering a recipe to such a degree.  Now I never know if a formula will stay in its original form in my records or if it will lead me to something totally unexpected.  This loaf was one of the latter and the adventure was quite fun.

                           

 

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CeciC

YW and sourdough levain Longan and goji berries 5 grains bread

taking into DA's advise finally been able to bake a loaf with a moist and soft crumb. Adding the soak water of long an and goji berries give this bread a sweetness tang. 

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Abelbreadgallery

Whole Spelt braid with nuts, sultanas and maple syrup

An adaptation of the Half-whole braid recipe included in the book Pan Casero by Iban Yarza (Larousse).

I added more whole grain flour, in this case, spelt instead of regular wheat. I added maple syrup instead of honey and change the kind of nuts and dried fruits.

A rustic pastry to enjoy with friends and family.

 

http://breadgallery.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/trenza-de-espelta-integral-con-nueces-sultanas-y-jarabe-de-arce-whole-spelt-braid-with-nuts-sultanas-and-...

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Skibum

YW Sweet levain boule, Forkish style

My first YW bake had amazing spring and crumb but was a little bland flavour wise, so I borrowed Josh's idea of using half YW levain and half of my sweet levain. I really like the flavour of my sweet levain and have sunk into a comfortable groove with it. I keep 75g sweet levain and every day or 2 use 50g to bake and refresh @ 1:1:1. I am going on 2 weeks now with a healthy fizzing yeast water culture and after another week after another refresh tomorrow and I can begin refrigerating it, I will try another 100% YW bake.

I proofed this in a SS wire mesh collander lined with 2 layers of well used linen, dusted with rice flour. I didn't score this time as it looked like the seams would open.

I try very hard in my shaping to ensure I get a tight seam and pinch my seams tight. I also try and get a tight skin on the loaf, gently shaping with my hands ans pulling the loaf across the counter while rotating with my little fingers. Richard Bertinet has an excellent youtube video demonstrating this. Despite my best efforts the seams were already coming apart after proofing.

And despite my best shaping and dough handling efforts I still have the 'hole where the baker sleeps.'

Total flour 300 grams

Total water 231 grams 77% hydration

YW levain 25 grams

Sweet levain 25 grams

Coarse sea salt 8 grams, 1 tsp

Thirty minutes autolyse with 90 degree water, filtered and absolutely de-chloriated. Mix in Levains @ a dough temperature of 78 - 80 degrees F. Rest 20 minutes, with salt on top. Mix well, rest 5, then mix again and rest 20 minutes. Four sets of S&F's with 10-15 minutes rest and a final fold after another 30 minutes. I retarded in the fridge immediately and let it finish bulk proofing for about 6 hours the next day after removing from the fridge, pre-shaped, rested for 10 then shaped, proofed as described above for 40 minutes and baked @ 500F in hot Lodge cast iron combo cooker.

I had a real 'skibum' moment yesterday. Two days ago, I had mixed a sweet levain dough enriched with all milk, egg and lots of butter. My plan was to bake off pull apart dinner rolls. Anyhow, yesterday when it came time to pre shape and shape I had my 'skibum' moment. I had forgoten thta I was making dinner rolls and shaped up another Forkish style boule.. The enriched dough baked too hot and too fast and despite being nearly blackened on the outside, not cooked on the inside and of course I didn't bother to check the internal temperature. Definitely a skibum moment. Some would say senior moment . . . So now, rather than just writing out a list of ingredients I am adding SHAPING AND BAKING INSTRUCTIONS DUMB SKIBUM! This is the prettiest loaf I have ever had to throw straight into the trash! :-(

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Maureen Farndell

Looking for SD scone recipe.

OK I have gathered that in USA a scone is called a biscuit. So now my question..... Does anyone have a recipe for scone/biscuit's made with sourdough????????

My starter is very active and more than I need for daily bread so I want to use it for something else. The other item is pan cakes (USA) or pikelets (OZ) or flapjacks as we call them here in S.A.

Thanks guys.......

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dabrownman

38 % Whole Grain Multi Grain SD with Sprouts, Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds

After last Friday’s bake of 2 different breads from on dough we decided to do only one this week.  We upped the whole grains to 38% from 20%  and used 8 different grains in the home milled portion of the flour.

 

In keeping with out recent process, we sifted out the 25% of hard bits and used that for the first feed of the multigrain levain and the 2nd feeding was the part of the 75% portion.

  

Once the levain had risen 25% after the 2nd feeding, we refrigerated the levain for 24 hours to bring out the sour.  We started the sprout at the same time as the levain and the berries had cited nicely after 30 hours.

 

We autolysed everything else except the salt, sprouts and seeds for 2 hours.  The dough liquid was unfrozen cranberry re-hydration liquid and scald liquid left over from last weeks bake.

 

Once the autolyse met the levain and the salt was added, we did our usual 3 sets of slap and folds of 8, 3 and finally 1 minute on 15 minute intervals.  We did 3 sets of stretch and folds on 15 minute intervals and incorporated the multi-grain sprouts during the first set and the sunflower and pumpkin seeds on the 2nd set.

 

The dough was then pre-shaped and shaped as an oval and placed into a rice floured basket, bagged and immediately placed in the fridge for a 12 hour retard.  We used a little less levain this time hoping to be able to take the dough out of fridge and give it 1 ½ hours to warm up instead of baking it right out of the fridge.

 

After 12 hours of cold the dough had risen 65% but it would be a little more than 2 hours before it was at 85% and ready for the steamy, 550 F hot maw of Big Old Betsy - between two stones.  After 2 minutes we reduced the temperature to 500 F and 2 minutes after that we went down to 475 F.

 

After 15 steamy, total minutes we took out the steam and reduced the temperature to 450 F, on convection now, and continued to bake for 15 minutes.  We rotated the bread every 5 minutes until the bread registered 203 F on the inside when the oven was turned off.  When the bread read 205 F it moved to the cooling rack.

 

The bread sprang, bloomed and browned nicely with some nice blisters showing.  The mahogany color of the crust was likely due to the cranberry re-hydration liquid.  The crust stayed crispy as it cooled and was very tasty.  The seeds were a great contrast to the open soft and moist crumb.  It was more open than I expected too a 40% whole grain and all the add ins.

 

This bread tastes , sour nutty and complex with just a hint of sweetness to counter any whole grain bitterness.  We actually like this bread as much or more than last Friday's fine outcome.  It comes of as a special everyday sandwich bread that most all would like.  Perhaps Lucy is starting to get the hang of this non pumpernickel baking:-) This is some fne bread all around.

Formula  

 

First salad greens from the winter garden

SD Starter

Build 1

Build 2

Total

%

Multigrain SD Starter

10

0

10

2.38%

25% Extracted Bran

40

0

40

9.50%

75% Extracted Folour

0

25

25

5.94%

Water

40

25

65

15.44%

Total

90

50

140

33.25%

 

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

 

Flour

70

16.63%

 

 

Water

70

16.63%

 

 

Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

140

18.28%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

 

75% Extraction Multigrain

95

22.57%

 

 

AP

256

60.81%

 

 

Dough Flour

351

83.37%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

8

1.90%

 

 

Cranberry 200, Soaker Water 75

275

65.32%

 

 

Dough Hydration

78.35%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

421

100.00%

 

 

Cranberry 200, Soaker Water 75

345

 

 

 

T. Dough Hydration

81.95%

 

 

 

% Whole Grain Flour

38.00%

57.01%

W/Sprouts

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Adds

80.50%

 

 

 

Total Weight

974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

 

Honey

20

4.75%

 

 

Pumpkin & Sunflower Seeds

80

19.00%

 

 

Potato Flakes

10

2.38%

 

 

VW Gluten

10

2.38%

 

 

Total Add Ins

120

28.50%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sprouts

 

%

 

 

Rye

10

2.38%

 

 

Buckwheat

10

2.38%

 

 

Oat

10

2.38%

 

 

Spelt

10

2.38%

 

 

Farro

10

2.38%

 

 

Whole Wheat

10

2.38%

 

 

Barley

10

2.38%

 

 

Kamut

10

2.38%

 

 

Total Sprouts

80

19.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sprout list is the same mix as home milled flour

 

 

Greens become a salad

 

Last week's 20% whole grain bread wih scald for comparison.

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dabrownman

Owlloween White Buns made with a Poolish & SD Levain

We had Owlloween this year.  My daughter and I always carved a traditional pumpkin for each Halloween until she went off to college so the last 4 years no pumpkin carving….but this year she was back and being a Chi Omega we decided to carve a owl in this year’s pumpkin – since owls are something special of all Chi O’s.

 

We also decided to make this year’s Owlloween also our monthly hamburger night and we needed some buns.  Our last batch of poolish buns turned out well but didn’t have any SD in the levain for tasty keeping qualities and no cream cheese like this batch.  We changed some of the quantities of the other ingredients too but not by much and the buns were slightly smaller.

 

We followed the same procedure to make these buns.   We built the combo levain with a pinch of ADY and 5 g of SD in one build and, when it doubled after 4 hours, we were ready to go.  Once the levain was mixed with the 30 minute autolyse we did 3 sets of slap and folds and then did 3 sets of stretch and folds – all 15 minutes apart. 

 

After 2 hours of bulk ferment we divided the dough into 5 pieces and rounded them stretching them tight.  In two hours they were ready for the mini oven after brushing the tops with melted butter.

 

They went in a 425 F convection oven with a quarter cup of water thrown into the bottom of the oven for a burst of steam and baked for 6 minutes when the temperature was turned down to 375 F and the buns rotated 180 degrees to promote even browning.  5 minutes later we rotated the bibs again and in another 5 minutes they were done – total bake time was 16minutes.

 

As soon as the buns hit the cooling rack they were given another brush of melted butter.  We liked these buns better than the last batch.  These were more open and tastier with a slight SD tang.  Now all we have to do s use cream for the liquid and beat the heck out of them to make Pain de Mie buns next time.

 

We tried then out with a 80% lean burger, pepper jack and blue cheese, tomato, the first lettuce from the winter garden, caramelized; onion, mushroom and Poblano peppers and home made bacon with your choice of condiment and a side of potato salad.

 

Awfully nice loaded hamburgers but then there were the steamed in the microwave buns with home cured and smoked pastrami and pepper jack cheese with home made; Dijon mustard and dill pickle version……  also very good.

 

Angry Owl On Fire

Lucy says she wants to have Owlloween every day and we agree!

Formula

SD / Poolish Starter

Build 1

Total

%

Pinch of ADY

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Starter

5

5

1.63%

AP

55

55

17.89%

Water

55

55

17.89%

Total

115

115

37.40%

 

 

 

 

Multigrain SD Levain

 

%

 

Flour

58

18.70%

 

Water

58

18.70%

 

Hydration

100.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levain % of Total

115

23.96%

 

 

 

 

 

Dough Flour

 

%

 

AP

250

81.30%

 

Total Dough Flour

250

81.30%

 

 

 

 

 

Salt

6

1.95%

 

Water

115

37.40%

 

Dough Hydration

46.00%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Flour

308

100.00%

 

Water

173

56.10%

 

T. Dough Hydration

56.10%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hydration w/ Adds

72.43%

 

 

Total Weight

619

 

 

 

 

 

 

Add - Ins

 

%

 

Honey

20

6.50%

 

Butter

20

6.50%

 

Cream Cheese

20

6.50%

 

Potato Flakes

10

3.25%

 

VW Gluten

5

1.63%

 

Egg

53

17.24%

 

Total

133

43.25%

 

 

 

 

 

Additional butter required for pre and post bake brushing

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kiki

Happy Halloween

Jack o'lantern is made with arranged Fougasse dough (with mashed pumpkin)

Ghost is made with basic milk bread dough but with mashed purple yam,

(they came out very very fluffy!)

 

Everyone, have a happy halloween!

 

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Skibum

Yeast water boule, Forkish style again

Well I got a successful yeast water culture going and it is bubbling and fizzing like a can of Vernor's ginger ale! A big shout out to dabrownman for pmi'ng me detailed instructions, followed to the tee. I baked this exactly as the last sd boule only using YW to build the levain. The dough felt immediately different -- more extensible and felt nearly fully developed after the second set of S&F's. Nice volume, nice open crumb and very mild flavour and great chew - almost too mild, so I guess I have come to appreciate the flavour profile of my sweet levain!

I think this is some of the nicest looking crumb I have baked. Anyhow here is my new tool in the kitchen, a nice healthy fizzing yeast water!

Thanks again dab!  You are DMAN!!!

Happy baking folks! Brian

 

 

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