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Pile o Batards

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WoodenSpoon

Pile o Batards

  • 527g BF 37%
  • 385g AP 27%
  • 200g Rye 14%
  • 142g T85 10%
  • 350g Levain (12% flour 12% water)
  • 1022g Water 72%
  • 28g Salt 2%

1 hr autolyse

2 min slap and fold

15 min rest

1 min slap and fold

3 hr bulk ferment with a set of stretch and folds every half hour for the first hour and a half

scale/preshape/shape 2+ hr proof

bake at 550 then 475

mmmmm

 

I'm midway through moving cross country and having a brief stop over at my folks house so I figured I may as well get the ole chef back in shape and make some bread for my family/old friends. it turns out I'd gotten pretty darn comfortable with the temperature of my old house so figuring out the right times to make a relatively big batch in one day was less predictable then I'd expected, I feel like they came out pretty ok non the less though. As always I'm a huge fan of low percentage rye sourdoughs, that smell is like not much else!

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dabrownman

72% hydration down pat WS.    Each time it just gets better and better for both the outside and inside - no matter where you are making them.  That is some fine baking WS. well done!

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WoodenSpoon

But don't forget the 12% hydration included in the levain... That suckers 84%

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dabrownman

well done.

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trailrunner

That is one very nice pile of breads ! Is BF...bread flour ? Don't know what a substitute would be for T85...nevertheless...lovely loaves. c

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WoodenSpoon

Thanks for the compliment Trail.

By BF I meant bread flour, king arthur bread flour to be exact.

I think the best substitute would be a dash of stone ground whole wheat mixed in with your white flour. seeing as t85 is the result of sifting out the coarsest 15% of whole wheat I'm sure there is some sort of equation that will let you get pretty close by combining flours. 

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trailrunner

That I  can do. So many breads..so little time !  Lovely bake all around. caroline

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dmsnyder

The crumb looks delicious!

David

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WoodenSpoon

Thanks David, its tasty as all get out!

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MisterTT

nice, but what I especially like is the pictures. Great bake!

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isand66

Fantastic bake.  Your crumb and crust look perfect

Ian