Malt Powder Surprise
Peter Reinhart calls for malt powder in several recipes in Crust and Crumb so I ordered some diastatic malt from Amazon. Yesterday was the first time I've tried it. The stuff tastes quite sweet. I threw together some dough, doubling up on the yeast and malt percentages Reinhart might call for just for jollies. The stuff rose higher and faster than anything I can recall!!! It was surprising, almost spooky!