Roasted Cashew and Date 1-2-3 Bread
I've been in total love with 1-2-3 bread since discovering it on this site. What could be easier than using discarded starter in a 1-2-3 ratio with water and flour. (Weigh starter, x 2= water, x3= flour). I always get fantastic results, great flavor, and no pre-planning. Here's the original post
It has made me a little lazy though w/ my bread baking. So, I've started experimenting with inclusions. Since I've had a ton of raw cashews in the fridge forever, I figured I'd roast them, and add some cut up dates to today's bake. This might be the best bake I've done since starting 18 months ago. I mixed up the dough without inclusions and added the nuts and dates in during the first stretch and fold. I learned this technique from Shaio Ping with her chocolate sourdough. It really works well for adding in delicate inclusions. You basically spread a layer of nuts/dates on the counter, then stretch the dough over the top and press it down into the nuts, then add more nuts/dates on top and fold it all in. With a couple subsequent SF's it incorporates the stuff really well without breaking up the nuts/fruit too much.