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Two 50-50 breads

suminandi's picture
suminandi

Two 50-50 breads

Yesterday's bread was 50-50 fresh milled hard white wheat and all purpose flour with 80% hydration and leavened with a rye starter. After mixing and resting, half the dough was combined with grated cheese and herbs, while half was combined with dried cherries and pecans. 

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isand66's picture
isand66

Looks nice.  How did they taste?

suminandi's picture
suminandi

They were both tasty. I especially like bread with nuts. Saw your beautiful cherry porridge bread post earlier today- gives me ideas for next weekend's bread. 

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IceDemeter

That was surely a fun dough to work with at that hydration, but the extra extensibility must have made it at least a bit easier to get the add-ins mixed well.  I really like the idea of having a savoury version and a sweet version - something for every mood or meal!

Nice job, and thanks for sharing!

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suminandi

the dried cherries were surprisingly hard to combine nicely. I should have soaked them first. Lesson for me for next time ;-)