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Jerrywatts

Sourdough Rye Fig Bread

   Hey everyone, I've been on this website for a while and just love the loaves here! I'm from China and I love baking, bread especially. I feel it's time to share some really good bread with you here. I cant just keep taking without giving, right? Anyway, I got this recipe from a Chinese blogger and our family just loved it. Hope you will like it too.

   I made 9 small loaves out of the dough.

High gluten flour:………… 350g

Medium Rye:………… 150g

Salt:………… 8g

Caster sugar:………… 10g

Mature sourdough culture :………… 225g(100% hydration)

Water:………… 300g

Pumpkin seeds:………… 60g

Fig:………… 60g

The recipe originally used walnuts instead of pumpkin seeds but I had run out of walnuts so I just used pumpkin seeds instead. They worked for me. You can use your own combo. Also, the blogger only used 220g water but he didnt state the hydration of his sourdough culture. Using my own sourdough culture, I increased the amount of water to 300g. It was too dry for my dough with only just 220g water.

1.Mix sourdough culture with water, then flour,salt and sugar . Mix well.

2. Mix in the seeds and fig pieces. No need to autolyse or stretch and fold. When I mixed everything together, the dough just came together and I felt the guten was strong enough already.

3. Ferment for about 3 hours at 20°c.

4. Divide the dough into 9 pieces,shape into oblong loaves.

5. Proof until they are 80% proofed.

6.Preheat the oven and bake the bread with steam at 230°c for about 35mins until golden brown.

7. Cool and enjoy!

When it's baked thoroughly, the crust of this bread is wheaty and crusty.

The crumb is full of flavor, bouncy as well.

 

This bread is definitely worth trying!

 

 

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isand66

Great looking crust and crumb.  Love your scoring as well.

Where in China are you?  I'm actually here for work until the 20th.  I'm in Zhangzhou right now, leaving for Shenzhen, Donguan next.

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Jerrywatts

Tks isand 66,I really like your bread ! I live in Chengdu. Do you know this place?  Maybe next time you can come here. we've got lots of amazing food , spicy though. You think  you'd like to try? haha, have a nice time in China! 

 

 

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isand66

I'm about 1200 miles to the south east of you right now.  I like spicy so maybe one trip I can visit you.

regards

Ian

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Jerrywatts

Yeah, come and we can talk about bread and try new food. It would be great if we could meet! I've  got friends living in shenzhen  as well. It's said to an interesting city. Maybe we can meet somewhere in the south in the future. 

Jerry 

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isand66

I come to China about 4-5 times a year so hopefully one of my trips we can meet.

Regards,
Ian

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Mebake

nice bread! looks Really good actually.

So, how do you get hold of medium Rye in China?

 

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Jerrywatts

Thanks you Mebake! I normally get my flour from Metro, a German supermarket., but I also get uncommon flour on the internet.