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rhag

Five Grain?!

Todays Bake included the Five grain bread, Pain Au Levain, semolina baguettes and the vermont sourdough (no pictures sry) out of hamelmans book. But upon looking at the 5 grain recipe i only came up with 4 grains. If anyone could clarify for me that would be awesome. I stuck with the batard shape as i will be picking up a few wicker baskets soon. al so if anyone has any ideas on loaf shapes let me know! enjoy comments questions and whatever else are always welcome. ( sorry about the medicore pictures they came off my iphone.)


 



 



 



 


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proth5

Wheat


Rye


Oats


Flaxseed (counts as a "grain" as it is the seed of a grasslike plant)


Corn


 


Nice bread! Good work!


Hope this helps.

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rhag

There totally isn't corn on my recipe I had


Flax


Rye chops


Oats


Sunflower Seeds


But wheat flour may be the other grain ah ha!

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proth5

Sorry.  Yes. There is another 5 grain in the same book - sans levain.


Yes - wheat IS a grain...:>)

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rhag

Thanks a bunch it was totally boggling my mind trying to figure it out. Success!

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Floydm

Beautiful loaves.

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SylviaH

Lovely loaves of bread....and I sure wish I had some of those bread bags!!  : )


Sylvia

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dmsnyder

Nice work!


The photo's aren't so bad, IMO.


David

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eva_stockholm

What mediocre pictures???????


Those are amazing!


 

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mountaindog

Really? those are great photos! Beautiful looking loaves, I am envious of your shaping and scoring ability.

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rhag

Thanks everyone for all the comments, I think its less about scoring but how the dough is handled up until the score and providing a really hot steamed up oven w/ stone so it can grow. But i have to admit proofing bread in a couche and using a thin flexible double edge razor blade are your best friends if looking for a good slash. All the pictures did infact come off my iphone which gave pretty good results when a real camera isn't near

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cake-n-bake

Speaking of sharp blades for slashing..when I was a baker we used box cutters, of all things, to slash our loaves.  Go figure.


Anyway..great looking bread!