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Whole wheat, whole spelt and white flour sourdough bread

MaximusTG's picture

Whole wheat, whole spelt and white flour sourdough bread

I was looking at my stock of flours, and noticed some opened whole wheat bags, so I decided to use those and empty them out. 

So I made a recipe in baker's percentages, intending to add a small amount of sourdoughstarter.

35% Whole wheat flour
35% Whole spelt flour
30% Wheat flour
70% Water
2% Salt

calculated for an intended dough weight of 1 kg this gives;
205 grams of whole wheat flour, 205 grams of whole spelt flour, 175 grams of wheat flour, 410 grams of water and 12 grams of salt.

I then 
mixed 205 grams of whole meal flour with 205 grams of water in a bowl and covered it.
mixed 205 grams of whole spelt flour with 205 grams of water  and 50 grams of starter in a bowl and covered it.

mixed 175 grams of flour and 12 grams of salt and covered it, just to get it ready. 
I then left it all overnight (about 10 hours) to proof and soak.
The next day I mixed it all and kneaded it. It then proofed for 2 hours, was shaped in a batard and proofed again in a banneton for about 1,5 hours. 
Oven preheated at 250 C. Bread turned on peel, slashed down length. Bread in oven, water in baking tin beneath stone. Temperature back to 210/220 C. Baked for 40 minutes and then left on the stone with the oven turned off and the door ajar for 10 minutes. Tastes fantastic!


dabrownman's picture

came out fantasti.   Very nice indeed.. 

How did you get your pictures to line up so perfectly when TFL previww doesn't actually match the post?

Happy baking

MaximusTG's picture

Thanks for the compliment! About the pictures; I also post on two Dutch forums, and they all support UBB code. So I just tried if I could copy the code from there, and it worked. I usually copy my pictures to a folder in my Dropbox public folder. Then I use a context menu scaler to scale the huge photos down a bit. Then I open them and delete all ugly photos. The photos that are left are renamed bread1.jpg, bread2.jpg etc. Then, again using that context menu rescaler, I resize them all to 300 pixels wide, retaining aspect ratio, while adding the letters "kl", short for klein or small in Dutch.  Then I copy the link for the first photo, and build it up in UBB code like this (remove the space after the /url and /img):

[url=][img][/img ][/url ]

I then simply copy that line and paste it directly behind it a couple of times and change the numbers. 

And luckily it worked great on this site as well!

Mebake's picture

Great looking bread, Max! Very healthy too, well done.