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This weekend baking for two parties with sage YW

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joc1954

This weekend baking for two parties with sage YW

Just wanted to share the results of today's baking for two afternoon parties that my wife and me will be attending.

The dough for all loaves is the same and today for the first time I have used garden sage yeast water which adds a special taste. I could not resist to give another try to Danni3ll3 pears, walnuts and gorgonzola bread (the long loaf on the above picture). The dough was retarded for 18 hours before bake. The big loaves were baked in my pizza wood fired oven, the small one and the pears & walnuts & gorgonzola bread was baked in normal kitchen oven.

Last two or three weeks I am running experiments with YW - either raisin, home grapes, basil, pears, and also garden sage. Actually the sage YW has a very strong flavor so I just used about 50g of it to prepare the starter. Another two levains were poolish and my regular SD starter.

Because I was baking for parties this afternoon I wanted to do it in the morning. Unfortunately the dough was rising too much after being in fridge already for several hours so I had to reshape it otherwise I would end up with only over-proofed loaves.

 

 

 

 

Happy baking, Joze

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Danni3ll3

Where are you so we can attend this party? ;-) I know that your bread will be a hit with everyone!

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joc1954

It would be nice to have you here. I had two parties - our neighbors had 20th vintage and my nephew had 20th birthday. People really liked the bread and making them happy was my goal.

Happy baking, Joze

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clazar123

I wish I could enjoy the aroma as well. Beautiful.

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joc1954

I was afraid that the sage flavor will be too much pronounced in the overall taste, but it was not, actually I even could not find it in the baked bread. Definitely the dough had some sage smell but during the baking it just vanished. I will increase the amount of YW next time when I will bake with sage YW.

Happy baking, Joze

 

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dabrownman

are some shots, wine and beer to round out and knock the edge off the carbs.  Very nice indeed.

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joc1954

Dab, That would be really nice to have you all here and serve you with some wine and beer!

Happy baking, Joze