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3-day, WW, Rye and Bread Flour Loaf

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3-day, WW, Rye and Bread Flour Loaf

Hi all:


I just finished baking an extended fermentation, 3-build, 25% WW, 25% rye, 50% Bread Flour this morning.  VERY happy with the outcome. 


Hour 0:


1/4 cup ripe starter

1/4 cup water

1/3 cup rye flour

1/3 cup WW flour


Hour 16-24:


All of Section 1 product (about 8 ounces)

8 ounces of water

8 ounces of rye flour

8 ounces of WW flour


Hour 40 to 48:

All of Section 2 product (32 ounces)

32 ounces of Bread Flour

22 ounces of water

1.5 tablespoons salt

1-1.5 tablespoon caraway (to taste)


Combine Section 2 product and water.  Mix well, whisking until frothy with air.  Add Bread Flour, salt and caraway.

Knead for 5 minutes (will be pretty sticky)

Autolyse for 20 minutes

Knead for another 3 minutes.

Bulk ferment until doubled (2-3 hours)

Divide into two 43 ounce portions.

Shape and proof (1.5 to 2 hours)

Bake en Cloche at 425 for 50 minutes, 23 covered, and 27 uncovered.