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Country Bread - Adapted from Hamelman's Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques & Recipes

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prijicrw

Country Bread - Adapted from Hamelman's Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques & Recipes

I adapted this recipe from Hamelman's Bread, page 113. I followed his timings closley, and just changed the size of the recipe to what I feel works best with my mixer (Cuisinart 5 quart). I also changed the overall hydration from 68% to 65%. Loaves came out with a thin & crispy crust and light & nutty crumb - would certainly make great baguette dough.

Preferment

270 grams flour

165 grams water

1/8 teaspoon yeast

5 grams salt

Final Dough

190 grams water

1/2 teaspoon yeast

275 grams flour

5 grams salt 

 

Makes two 450 gram loaves.

Comments

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Sjadad

You achieved a beautiful "grigne" and beautiful crumb.  Congratulations!  Don't you just love it when your bread smiles back at you?

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Floydm

Wonderful.