Store bought 12 grain bread - I liked it!
Well after an extremely busy spring, I have found the slack time to begin baking again.
Several weeks ago our local Sobey's grocery store was bought and re-branded to SaveOn Foods and I was given a coupon for a free loaf of bread. It was my first loaf of grocery store bread in nearly 21/2 years and to my surprise, I quite liked it. My first attempt at a YW multi grain bread resulted in a brick, so I bought another loaf of store bread.
For the bread pictured above I used a yeasted version of a multi-grain recipe from P Reinharts ABED and this time got a really good sandwich and toast loaf.
205 g WW flour
50 g 7 grain flour mix
90 g strong bread flour 50 g initially and 40 g at the end to tighten things up
20 g cornmeal
20 g rolled oats
20 g dark rye flour
7 g mixed flax, ground course in spice grinder
12 g steel cut oats
29 g honey
10 g brown sugar
28 g vegetable oil
25 g egg, beaten
141 g warm milk 95 F
141 g warm water 95 F
7 g instant yeast
Mix all dry ingredients but the yeast and brown sugar. Mix all wet ingredients and add the brown sugar and yeast. I mixed this with the dough hooks on a hand mixer for a total of 5 minutes, resting after 2 and 2, then rest 10 min and did a series of 3 S&F's with 10 minutes rest. This dough developed quickly and easily doubled in an hour, so I shaped it for a loaf pan and baked it at 350 F for about 25 minutes, turning at 10 and 10.
For my next bake, I will add quinoa, millet sunflower seeds triticale buckwheat, barley and rice to try and match the store bought 12 grain. I will continue working with yeasted formulas until I get something I like, then try it with natural yeast once again.
Happy baking folks! Brian