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Whole Wheat Anise-infused Apple Sour Bread

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Whole Wheat Anise-infused Apple Sour Bread


Wholewheat Anise-infused Apple Sour bread


Started as the all-white flour Apple Sour bread from the Cordon Bleu Professionals Baker's guide.

Adapted by fellow Arizonan Stephanie Petersen for whole wheat.

Then tweaked by me.

The "sour" refers to week-old fermented shredded apples, not to the flavor.

The texture is moist, the smell and flavor are woodsy with a light background of anise. The apples are inperceptably in the background.

Ingredients: whole wheat, grated apple, organic apple sauce, anise, water, salt, sugar, honey, yeast.

Note that this bread contains only 1/16t of yeast, most of the rise is by fermented apples.




Kingpin008's picture

This looks (and sounds) fantastic! Any chance we could get you to post the actual formula you used to make it?

robertfarina's picture

Looking for a good simple starter,for sour dough breads

rayel's picture

Looks like a nice whole wheat jkandell. Bet the flavor is great too. Thanks for the picture. Ray