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sourdough loaf with raisin yeast water and red wine

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evonlim

sourdough loaf with raisin yeast water and red wine

after reading last couple of week's blogs.. lead me to experiment with new ingredients.

with kiki's help, she gave me this tutorial website on yeast water http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-GmnAD4J7E

started soaking my raisins with water in a clean jar as showed in the video. to my surprised it work wonderfully.. on the 8th day i used it to make this bread. mixed 75gram yeast water with 75gram of bread flour, left it 8 hours in room temperature to mature. 

my formula

bread flour   100%     750gram

water             75%      563gram 

salt               1.5%       11  gram

starter                         150gram

since i have some 320gram of Chateau Charmail 2009 left over from saturday's dinner, thinking to myself why not.. so i did :) water 243gram. mixed with AP flour and left overnight. 2nd day added the starter. autolysed for 30mins. added the salt after. rest for 40 mins and SF. realising i had a couple of small Tasmanian purple carrot in the fridge.. i grated and added in the dough when i did my first SF. 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds and 1/2cup of soaked n drained raisins went into the dough as well. (this is because i am baking for a friend who loves raisins!!) 2nd SF after 40mins.

left it rest for another 40mins, put in the fridge to retard. 3rd day, in the afternoon after my work, took dough out from fridge. rested for an hour, scrapped out from bowl and divide into two and preshape. rest for 30mins. transfered into 2 small loaf pan. covered and proof for 1 hour. score the top, sprinkled with blue poppy seeds. baked 450F for 20 mins covered with aluminium foil. uncovered for further 15 mins. 

it smells divine during baking. lots of depth in flavor ends with a nice bitter in the mouth as you chew on it.

my lucky experiment inspired by kiki, Ian and Yuko :) thank you

happy me

evon

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Comments

isand66's picture
isand66

Welcome to the wonderful world of Yeast Water!  Another beautiful loaf that must taste as nice as it looks.

Love that purple color.

Ian

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evonlim

i love this wonderful world.. thank you again Ian for your generous encouraging advice.

evon

 

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Janetcook

Evon,

So glad to hear you had success with the yeast water.  Kiki is an expert with this!  I use it all of the time but I use it as the half of the liquid that I add to my regular sour dough starter.  Keeps my starter on the sweet side which my family likes.  Makes a wonder aroma too.

Thanks for sharing your experiment here.  Looks delicious!

Take Care,

Janet

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evonlim

i am very glad indeed to be able to venture more into natural yeast for bread. your information is appreciated very much as well. 

thank u

evon

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dabrownman

loaves!  Never heard of blue poppy seeds.  We have white, brown and black - would love to have some blue ones too for blueberry bagels!  So glad you have a YW culture going.  They are so easy to keep around and maintain.  The perfect leaven for anything where sour isn't wanted or you want to mute the SD tang like Janet does.  I use it to replace any recipe that has commercial yeast added to it or to when yeast is used to boost the lifting capabilities of heavier does and open the crumb.  Like Ian says - its a whole new world with so many more varieties of bread to make and bake once you have a YW culture.  

We love this bread! The crust and crumb are fantastic and breads with seeds, fruits and nuts are just so interesting to look at :-)

Happy baking

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evonlim

thank you so much for all that useful information. so glad you like my bread. 

evon 

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evonlim

check this site for poppy seeds info includes blue poppy :) http://www.ejozi.co.za/spices-and-herbs/poppy-seed.html

 

:) evon

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varda

I wish I lived close so I could sample some of your beautiful creations.   -Varda

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evonlim

i wish i lived close you too, so that i can learn from you. 

evon

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abbygirl

 Did that come more from the carrots or the wine?

 

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evonlim

purple carrots.. 

 

this crumb is only with red wine..

evon