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Swiss Farmhouse bread using Raspberry YW

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leslieruf

Swiss Farmhouse bread using Raspberry YW

Abe posted this bread, it looked great, and because hubby is Swiss I just had to have a go.  I used my existing Raspberry yeast water instead of building a new raisin yest water as in the recipe.

Monday afternoon, I removed the yeast water from its hibernation in the fridge, strained off the old fruit and replenished it with a a few raspberries still lingering on the plants, a bit of orange peel, a few raisins and some more water.  I sat the jar in a bowl of warm water and watched it.  Aha.. its fizzing, now I can proceed.  I scaled the recipe Abe gave me, it has 2 stage build of a YW preferrment

Build 1

Bread flour 64 g + 41 g raspberry YW. Mixed at 10 pm and left on bench overnight.

Build 2

Add to Build 1, 81 g bread flour + 38 g freshly milled wholewheat flour + 75 g water.  I mixed all together at 8:30 am and warmed up microwave to about 82 deg F and placed bowl there.  Recipe said 12 - 14 hours, but it was more than doubled and beautifully domed by 1:30 pm.  (Maybe I should have left it at room temp but I thought if I am lucky I can bake today)  

Final Dough mixed at 1:30 pm

All of build 2 = 194 g bread flour + 6 g gluten flour + 6.9 g salt + 153 g water.  I mixed this all together by hand, a few slap and folds, a few stretch and folds until well incorporated.  Then I flattened dough out and spread over 57 g raisins and 84 g chopped pecan nuts (I do not like walnuts which is what recipe called for) then folded dough and slowly incorporated them into the dough.  Left it to sit for just over half an hour then did another 2 stretch and folds and left to ferment. 

4:15 pm I thought, ok time to preshape.  So formed a reasonably tight batard and left it to rest for 45 minutes, before patting out gently into a rectangle and reforming the batard.  Preheated the oven to 450 deg F and DO

6:30 pm all was looking good so unmould dough, slashed and placed in DO and into preheated oven at 450 deg F for 15 minutes lid on, 15 minutes lid off.

Left to cool for several hours before slicing and freezing.  But of course we had to sample it and OMG - it is absolutely scrumptious - will DEFINITELY make this again, and again!! 

thanks Abe - it is very yum indeed.

Leslie

 

Comments

Lechem's picture
Lechem

...as much as I do. It really is a great tasting bread.

Lovely Leslie. Great crumb!

I want some now :)

leslieruf's picture
leslieruf

iBy the time it got to you it would be a bit dodgy if I mailed you a slice or two, lol! Leslie

 

Elsie_iu's picture
Elsie_iu

The holes are evenly distributed and the crumb looks very soft too! You definitely nailed this classic fruit and nut combo.

Great bake!

leslieruf's picture
leslieruf

it is very delicious indeed. the dough was quite nice to handle too once it had Bulk fermented

Leslie

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alfanso

Why bother creating our own concoctions when we can find someone else who has done the legwork and reporting before.  That is one concept near and dear to me too.   The crumb looks really great!

And now that you're back from holiday, we can see you are hard at work in the kitchen again.

alan

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leslieruf

and why reinvent the wheel!  it was fun seeing if I could manage this bunch of recipes.  This one is just sooo good.

thanks Alan

Leslie

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dabrownman

but tomorrow I really will but the bake won't happen for a week:-)  Lucy gets so tied up with SD she forgets that YW is sitting in the fridge just waiting to make some rolls.  But tomorrow's SD bake has figs in it so I can refresh the fig YW and make some rolls too for next Friday.  We love both and solutions rather than either or ones.

Love this bread - it has to be great!  Happy baking 

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leslieruf

I was surprised how quickly my YW bounced back.  I haven’t done many bakes but some of your YW tips have helped me keep it going.  Now I can look forward to your bread rolls soon...  don’t let Lucy forget now 😊

Leslie

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Danni3ll3

 but for some reason, I make bricks whenever I attempt this recipe! It tastes delicious but it’s a brick! I have some yeast water hibernating too so maybe I should give it another try.  

Yours looks fabulous!!

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leslieruf

but I think warmth and making sure the preferment is really active are probably the things to watch.

It makes a nice change to have a YW loaf.

thanks Danni

Leslie