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Solar Eclipse 2017 Bread Challenge - Bread #1

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joc1954

Solar Eclipse 2017 Bread Challenge - Bread #1

This bread was inspired by a nmygarden comment (Thanks Cathy for your comment!!!!) to my Elderberry and Hokkaido squash bread.

I wanted to be a little bit more innovative with this bread. I knew I need to make a black dough which was kind of a mental reservation for me, but then I accepted this idea and got 20 g of black color made from charcoal.

 

 

I wanted to cut the boule parallel to the bottom to get a nice black spot in the middle and yellow corona surrounding that. Finally I decided to make a "traditional" cut but not cut the crust on the bottom and then just open the bread and show the crumb what you see on the video.

 

The rest was easy - yellow color comes from Hokkaido squash puree, shaping was traditional with small exception that I just wrapped the upper part of the boule with yellow dough, but left the bottom part uncovered so I got picture of first solar eclipse right after putting the dough into banneton.

I think the rest is obvious from the pictures.

 

Happy baking!

Joze

Comments

Lazy Loafer's picture
Lazy Loafer

That's amazing Joze! Gorgeous colours. How did it taste?

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joc1954

The taste was normal as any other bread. I was surprised as well. Because our eyes eat first we have kind of a problem with black crumb. It's almost gone already, so I have another one in progress. This one will be "normal" kind of Pane di Altamura.

Happy Baking,

Joze

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Danni3ll3

Wow you met that challenge head on! That is beautiful!

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joc1954

I wrote a reply to your comment yesterday, but obviously pressed the wrong button. Thanks for your nice opinion. I was really trying to be a little bit different and creative.

Happy baking Danni,

Joze 

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Mini Oven

Such a cool idea!   

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joc1954

I was thinking how to get as many possibilities as possible to show the solar eclipse, so I decided to shape the bread a little bit in a strange way so the outer part, which is yellow and represents corona, is covering only the upper part of the loaf, but not the bottom.

Here is a short video about how it looks from the bottom side.

Happy baking Mini!

Joze