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loving Hamelman's pain au levain with whole wheat!

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MommaT

loving Hamelman's pain au levain with whole wheat!

Hi,


Having been on the great quest for that perfect daily bread for my family, I think I'm getting closer.


I've been baking Hamelman's Pain au Levain now and again with mixed reviews from the family.  I recently tried the pain au levain with whole wheat and it has been a massive hit!  The flours here are split between 75% bread flour, 20% whole wheat flour and 5% medium rye.     My starter seems to really love the warmer weather of spring and this dough bursts to life.  I wish I had photos to show you!


One day, due to a cat who needed to be rushed to the vet, the dough sat in the fridge over night and was super!  It seems to be a very forgiving recipe.


I would encourage you to try it if you haven't already!


Cheers,


Tania


PS:  Hope to send pics next time!

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flour-girl

a stand mixer. Do you think it'd be possible to mix that one by hand?


Happy baking!


Heather/Flour Girl

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jacobsbrook

I mix this one by hand all of the time.  Not at problem.   Actually will be baking some tomorrow.

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MommaT

Hi,


I agree that this can be mixed by hand easily.


I recently inherited a KA stand mixer and am struggling to learn how to knead with it!  I find a lot more control (and more meditation!) w


Give it a whirl!


MommaT

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flour-girl

for the encouragement. You'd think with all of my kitchen gadgets, I would've broken down and gotten a stand mixer by now.


I've got the poolish made for Hamelman's Pain Rustique right now, but I think I'll have to try the Pain au Levain ASAP.


Thanks again,


Flour Girl