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Hamelman's Five Grain Levain - Community Bake

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Abe

Hamelman's Five Grain Levain - Community Bake

Thank you Danny for this community bake. Every single bake a gem. Difficult to comment on every single one so this compliment is for you! I've read all the posts, seen all the lovely bakes and everyone brought me inspiration. This is a credit to Jeffrey Hamelman and a testimony to how good his book "Bread" is.

For my bake I used Green Wheat Freekeh, Rolled Barley and a seed mix of Sunflower, Pumpkin, Sesame and Flaxseed. 

If you haven't tried this recipe yet then I urge you to join in. 

Enjoy! 

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DesigningWoman

sandwich sluce' it's perfect. 

Btw, what is freekeh? 

Well done, my friend '

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Abe

Best sandwich loaf I've ever made. 

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DesigningWoman

The stuff sounds great. I bet I could find that at my lebaneae market. Hadn't heard of it before.

Keep on baking! 

Carole 

 

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Abe

This is the one I use. It's the cracked version so I thought why not use it instead of the cracked rye since I had some in the cupboard to use up.

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DesigningWoman

like rye chops, so the chances of finding freekeh are slim. Although, since it's compared to farro, there may be a small chance. Otherwise, like I said, it's off to the middle-Eastern shops for me :-)

Thanks for the link. That's the brand I found on amazon, if push comes to shove.

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AlisonKay

Looks so good, and the accolade of the best sandwich loaf you've made is quite something. 

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Abe

I think the pullman takes most of the credit for the perfect sandwich loaf. This bread is definitely something you should try one day.

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dabrownman

her daily sandwich for lunch!  Has to make great toast with butter and jam too.  Well done and happy baking Abe

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Abe

It is even more delicious toasted. This recipe is a keeper for sure.