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Classic Sourdough Baked in LaCloche

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CAphyl

Classic Sourdough Baked in LaCloche

This is one of my all-time favorites.  I love the Classic sourdough baked in the LaCloche.  The crust usually comes out very well, and no tray with water is needed in the bottom of the oven. I bought a Bordelaise scorer online for about $12, and it really helps with the scoring.  Recently, I have used primarily white sourdough starter, but I have added a touch of whole wheat and rye starter, which give the bread a bit of a different taste.  It's fun to experiment.

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Darwin's picture
Darwin

I like the looks of this loaf, congrats.

CAphyl's picture
CAphyl

Thanks so much.  It tasted good as well.  My husband gave it the thumbs up and went back for seconds, so I guess it was OK!

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dabrownman

  i too like a little rye, wheat and spelt in these white breads to give then a little bit better flavor and up the whole gains some - about 7% each doesn'l effect the crumb much the flavor is so much better in my book.

happy baking

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CAphyl

Dabrownman:  Totally agree and thanks for your comments.  I think I will continue to add other grains for a more interesting taste!

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isand66

Very nice looking loaf...Love your scoring...seems your investment in a new lame was well worth it.

Regards,
Ian

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SylviaH

I'm sure your husband enjoyed this loaf.  Very nicely done.

I like the grains you've added and they do give a nice addition of flavor as DA commented.

Nice addition to your baking supplies and pretty much a must for some nice slashes.  I find also a serrated knife works well for straight slashing.

I love my LaCloche too.  I also have the longer narrow one though I almost never use it.  I prefer the bell shaped one.  They make such lovely boules and heat up so much faster than an hour of heating up the stones..especially when making a single boule.

 

Sylvia 

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CAphyl

Sylvia: Totally agree.  It's funny that you say that about the long narrow LaCloche.  I have it, too, and hardly every use it.  Iove the domed one as well.  Phyllis