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70% Rye Sourdough from Hamelman

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Noor13

70% Rye Sourdough from Hamelman

This is my first try to post some pictures of bread


I made Hamelmans 70% Rye loafs today for the second time and they turned out pretty good


I didn't add any yeast though, cause I don not think it is necessary. It prolongs the bulk fermentation a bit but not substantial.



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Noor13

I forgot to add, that it was a Detmolder 3-stage bread. And I also added additionally  ground Anise and Fennels Seeds to it. Being from Austria, living in the UK I was really happy to get a taste of home:)


Here is also a shot of the crumb.


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Mini Oven

Love the dish towel effect too!  The work was worth it!  Beautiful Crust color!


I'm not sure what you mean by  "I didn't add any yeast though, cause I don not think it is necessary. It prolongs the bulk fermentation a bit but not substantial."  


I find the opposite to be true, adding yeast speeds up fermentation and shortens working time.  I also don't add extra yeast to my ryes.


Tip: Save a slice of this loaf (hide it) and crumble it into the next sour starter when you build it so it can ferment.  It works just like food and gives a great sour kick. 


Have you been following the burning nettel thread?  Coriander is also a spice worth checking into, it makes up the bulk of Brotgewürz.


Keep the Rye coming,


Mini

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Noor13

Thanks for all your kind words


Mini, that's actually not a dish towel, but the pattern of my Brotform:)


I was also thinking about the Coriander, but I didn't want to overpower it.


And I will definitely try to crumble one slice in my next starter-thanks for the tip:)


The nettel thread does not ring a bell-have to look for that one

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Sedlmaierin

Looks great! I am sure it must taste amazing.....I will soon have to start adding some homemade Brotgewuerz..have never tried it !


Christina