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Clayton's Vortlimpa!

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Clayton's Vortlimpa!

Bernard Clayton's new complete book of bread - pgs 114-116

I'm making the vortlimpa. Like the woman he speaks of in the accompanying story, I'm drawn to the dark breads. 

I happened to have a weihenstephaner dunkles starkbier.  An orange.  Fennel,  etc. So I decided to embark on this assertive little monster.  I'll report back with the results this evening. 

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It tastes pretty good.  You get a hint of the orange and the beer.  It's a hearty loaf.  And I like the shiny molasses/ water glaze.  Never done that one before. 

Thanks again Mr Clayton. 

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I like the taste of this one.  Its different.  Not boring.