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3 Seed WW Sourdough... and Fluff

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3 Seed WW Sourdough... and Fluff

 


Actually, it's 2 seeds and a nut, but the name is unwieldy enough as it is. 


Digging through my freezer again... I found my mix of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and crushed walnuts.  I couldn't resist throwing some in the bread, maybe it's the first hint of autumn in the air.


Otherwise, it's a simple overnight soaker/starter sourdough using a 50/50 mix of  WW bread flour and WW Turkey Red.  I let the starter portion of the pre-dough get really ripe, so the first taste had a pronounced tang, but by the next day the seeds/nuts asserted themselves and the sour tang mellowed.  The final balance of flavors was really nice.



 


 


And... the quest for fluffiness...



I tried out a multigrain sandwich bread recipe and decided to see just how fluffy a crumb I could get.  Turns out, pretty fluffy. 


It's a straight dough, mostly WW with some rolled oats.  A little honey, but no milk.  I used a tip I read in Laurel's Bread Book and added butter by smearing it on the board as I kneaded.  I think that really made a difference.  I wound up with a little too much dough for one loaf, so I split it in two.  That probably helped lighten the loaf, too.


The result: so fluffy it was hard to slice.  It puts squishy supermarket bread to shame!  OK, so it's not the most versatile bread (I don't think it would even hold a sandwich together) but it was fun to make.  And a breakfast treat, to boot:  a couple slices in a bowl, add raisins, cinnamon, vanilla extract, agave nectar, then pour milk over the whole thing.  Mmmmmm... forget the sandwiches!


Marcus

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Mini Oven

Beautiful crust color and even crumb!


Fluffy Cereal!  Ok, sandwiches forgotten...  Were those toasted?


Mini

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wassisname

 


The seeded loaf just kept getting better as it sat on the counter.


The fluffy stuff has been great, and not just for breakfast mush (untoasted).  I took the next logical step, added some eggs to the mush and baked an impromptu bread&butter pudding sort of thing.  Oh, wow, was that good.


And, as if that wasn't enough, it made a spectacular grilled cheese!