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Lemon Barley Cob - with correction

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txfarmer

Lemon Barley Cob - with correction

This is a bread from "A handmade loaf" by Dan Lepard. Good thing I googled before making it, the formula has a mistake, the levain amount should be 75g, not 150g. You can see the thread about this issue, as well as the whole formula here.



 


This is a bread went beyond my expectations. Lemon was a prefect match for barley, bringing out its slightly sweet flavor. Crumb is soft and chewy. It's not delicate and sweet like normal lemond dessert breads, it's hearty with a nice summery undertone.



 


I did adjust the levain/water amount to accomodate for my 100% starter, also cut the yeast amount by half (in volume) since I used instant and the book used fresh. The dough still proofed a little faster than what the book suggests



 


Hey, it kinda looks like a lemon huh?


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plevee's picture
plevee

That looks even better than the picture in 'The Handmade Loaf'!!


I love barley flour in bread; the crust is so crisp. Patsy

txfarmer's picture
txfarmer

I love barley too, there's an earthy sweetness to it.

LindyD's picture
LindyD

Your lemon resting the bread made me smile, txfarmer.  Lovely, indeed.


I've had the book for some time.  Given your results, I guess it's time to revisit it!


 

txfarmer's picture
txfarmer

I have baked a lot of formulas from that book, all turned out lovely. I do tend to have a faster rise than what the book suggests, even after adjusting starter amount and yeast amount.

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hanseata

Thanks very much for sharing this, txfarmer, I always wanted to bake a bread with barley.


Karin

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txfarmer

I baked another barley bread with rye from the same book, also very good.

plevee's picture
plevee

This really is a delicious bread - one of my favorites.

Noor13's picture
Noor13

I have seen the formula several times in the book, but never made an attempt to bake this bread. i might give it a go now, after seeing the wonderful pics of you:)

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txfarmer

I don't know why I waited so long to bake this bread. Other than being delicious, it's also quick to make, as long as you have a good healthy starter.

Crumbly Baker's picture
Crumbly Baker

It comes across as 'nicer' than the one in the book, as it has a darker more appealing patina.


 


Looks great!

txfarmer's picture
txfarmer

I think the picture in the book is quite lovely actually.

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Mebake

You never fail to amaze me! crafty hands you got there!!


Khalid