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Mr. Hamelman's Pain au Levain with Mixed Sourdough Starters

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Mr. Hamelman's Pain au Levain with Mixed Sourdough Starters

Hello, This formula has some rye sourdough in addition to a liquid levain.
This is the first time I've tried making a bread with rye sourdough; I'm looking forward to tasting!
These loaves really puffed up during the bake - perhaps a bit underproofed although thankfully there were no blowouts.
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Postal Grunt

It looks like a situation where if there were any errors, the evidence will soon dissapear. Don't forget the crumb shots.

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Franko

Those are very nice looking loaves Breadsong! Great colour, scoring and crumb. Well done!


Franko

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breadsong

Hello Franko, Thank you for your compliments. I was really pleased with the oven spring on these ones. Thanks, from breadsong

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Mebake

Yum, Breasong! You did such a nice job..!


I bet larry would enjoy this!

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MadAboutB8

Those are beauties! Nice scoring and colour. Beautiful!


Sue


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breadsong

Thank you for your compliments! 
We toasted some for breakfast...YUM.
Another lovely bread, with thanks to Mr. Hamelman.
Regards, breadsong 

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Vogel

Nice! They look close to perfect.

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breadsong

Hi there Vogel, You're far too kind!  Thanks from breadsong

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GSnyde

Beautiful bake, Breadsong.  About what overall percentage of rye is in this formula?  I may need to try it.


Glenn

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breadsong

Hello and thank you! The rye is all in the sourdough build - 8% of total flour; the levain build uses 8% of total flour (bread flour); the final dough uses whole wheat and bread flour.  Overall: 84% bread, 8% whole wheat, 8% rye. 
I think if you try this one you'll be happy with it!  Thanks from breadsong

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GSnyde

That's about the same percentages I use in my country pain au levain, but I'll have to try it with two levains.  It's probably time for me to have a rye starter on hand.  Thanks.


Glenn

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dmsnyder

The flavor must be wonderful. Is it noticeably sour?


Very good scoring on those.


David

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breadsong

Hello David, Thanks for writing. I scored them deeply and really tried to create a "flap". I thought scoring deeper might give them more room to move in the direction I wanted. The loaves were still kind of cool when I baked them; not wanting to risk overproofing them, in they went! The flavor is really good, slightly tangy, not overly sour - at least to my tastebuds. It was an absolute knockout toasted this morning. Thanks from breadsong