whole wheat with grains and seeds
I just saw Benjamin's pictures of his beautiful seed bread, and once again, I vowed to follow a master like Hamelman instead of winging it. But in my heart of hearts, I know it's not going to happen. At least not very frequently. I swear it's not arrogance - I just want to get to that stage when I can produce a satisfactory loaf without directions. This week, I too baked a sourdough seed bread. If you want to read about all the fumbling and the improvisation, it's on my blog http://dragonspalate.blogspot.com/2010/07/whole-wheat-with-grains-and-seeds.html.
It's a whole wheat loaf with buckwheat groats, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, and wheat berries. I love the chewiness of the wheat berries. Tasted very good. But look at the difference in oven spring between mine and Benjamin's. Or rather, the lack of it in mine. I've got steam issues that I'm trying to solve. Still, it was not a brick.