Help on a recipe
Hello! I had some problems with a recipe yesterday and would like to know if you all can help. I made a new recipe from a new German baking book which seemed a bit strange. The recipe called for:
500g spelt wholemeal flour 250ml buttermilk, warm
250g rye flour 1T "Brotgewürz" (mixture of fennel, caraway, etc.)
30g yeast 2T salt
100g sunflower seeds
This seemed like a lot of flour for only 250ml of liquid, but since I had a whole 500ml of buttermilk, I decided I could add more if needed. The mixture as in the recipe turned out very dry, more like streusel, so I ended up adding the rest of the buttermilk and another 100ml or so of water! The bread turned out okay, but it made me wonder if something was left out of the recipe or if I should have handled it differently. The only thing I changed was that I added flaxseed and sesame instead of the sunflower seeds, albeit much less in weight than 100g, probably closer to 50g and used wholemeal rye as well as the wholemeal spelt called for.