The Fresh Loaf

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Thanksgiving Loaf

jims's picture

Thanksgiving Loaf

Started this the night before. 40% white whole wheat, 55% AP, 5% rye, 77% H2O, 1/8 TSP yeast. It went too fast to get a photo of the crumb, but it was quite open. The yeast is SAF-Instant that I bought in 2013. It's expiration date was 12/14. It has been refrigerated since purchase. Powerful stuff.

Floydm's picture

Looks great.

dabrownman's picture

and this looks like a great one.

Well done and happy baking Jims

Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

It took forever for the photo to download for me.  But it was worth it slowly watching your lovely loaf appear, a slow "dropping of the curtain" as it came in.  

Just Lovely!   

Danni3ll3's picture

That is a lovely loaf with amazing oven spring! I love that organic look!

jims's picture

Thank you all for the kind comments.

My current life does not allow for the maintenance of a wild yeast starter. On the occasions when I can bake, I rely on my stash of domestic yeast. As I mentioned above, for this loaf I used 1/8 tsp of SAF-Instant that is three years past its use-by-date! It is still pretty perky.