My Attempt at Chocolate Cherry SD
I made this Modernist Bread recipe today, tempted by other posters on TFL. I pretty much followed the recipe, except I only had 120g of dried cherries, so added 40g of chopped dates to make up the weight. Plus I didn't have chocolate chips, so I grated dark chocolate in the Magimix (which didn't like it very much!)
Also I hydrated the IDY at the proper water temperature of 43C, which is not mentioned in the published recipes.
It seemed to me that fermentation was going to go pretty fast with plenty of IDY and SD starter, so I decided to bake the loaf the same day instead of risking an overnight retard with potential overproofing. I also went with a tin loaf instead of the recipe boule/Dutch oven.
An interesting recipe, producing a loaf bursting with flavour!