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Two Loafs For My Son's First Birthday

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Two Loafs For My Son's First Birthday



This weekend we have celebrated my son's first birthday. for the occasion I have prepared three breads:


- Baguette's (which did not came out that good...) - Jeffrey Hamelman's Baguettes with poolish

- Golden Raisin and Walnut Bread - again from Hamelman's. which was a huge success, 

always is.

- "Mixed-Flours Olives Bread" - my development. which it's formula i will list here.


But first some photos:




Mixed-Flours Olives Bread Crumb:


And my One year old Son!


Mixed-Flours Olives Bread



For the Pre-Ferments (Poolish)

100g Bread Flour

100g Whole Wheat Flour

100g Whole Rye Flour

300g water

A pinch of Instant yeast


For the final dough:

200g Bread Flour

60g water

2g  Instant yeast (half a Teaspoon )

10g Salt

100g Kalamata olives 



1.Mix all of the poolish's ingredients until smooth. Place in a lidded plastic container and et stand for 12 to 16 hours. 

2.Add all of the ingredients (except of the olives ) of the final dough to the bowl of a stand mixer. mix on the first speed for 2 minutes until a uniform dough is from.

3.Knead the  dough for 5-7 minuets on the second speed.

4.Proof the dough for 40 minuets in a sealed container  - fold.

5.Proof for another 40 minuets - fold.

6.Proof for another 40 minuets - shape.

7.Proof for 60-75 minutes.

8.Bake in a 230° oven for 50 minutes - apply steam in the first 10 minutes.



Floydm's picture

Great looking breads, and Happy Birthday to your little one!

dabrownman's picture

All the bread looks tasty inside and out.  I hope the birthday boy got a toy truck for his birthday too - to haul his bread around in:-)  Happy Birthday to your son and Happy Baking  to you.


Alpana's picture

Happy Birthday to your son! Lucky boy to have these wonderful breads made for his special day.

Mebake's picture

Happy birthday to that little cutie!

Beautiful breads! all of them. I love the crust color so much. Your mixed flour bread looks very good. How long have you been baking bread?