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First attempt Pan Gallego...any tips???

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not.a.crumb.left

First attempt Pan Gallego...any tips???

I always wanted to make this bread...and love that bun at the top and the character of this bread. I also have fond memories as long time ago as a student,  I cycled all the way through Galicia...

I remember well Santiago de la Compostela and the 'Jakobsweg' a path which still many people walk for pilgrimage...

Whilst there are formulas on you Tube in Spanish, I was surprised that there is not more information out there....

So I just had a go and treated it like a ciabatta at 85% hydration with a cold bulk.

The shaping of the bun seems to be the toughest bit and whilst some videos show a baker pulling with the right hand and twirling dough with the left after final shaping ...mine stuck to the bench...so more flour needed next time to prevent sticking during pre-shape. when I want to pick up the dough for twirling....he, he....

I used 100% rye and 100% WW and the rest strong White and medium strong White...I think I might use less strong flour next time to get more extensibility for this type of bread...

It is music festival season and with the exams being over I have teenagers in the house who happily demolish bread very quickly before they go off for the weekend...!

If anyone knows of a good formula that would be much appreciated...any Pan Galego bakers out there????  Kat

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trailrunner

everytime I see one of these I want it ! we will be cycling in Spain and Portugal next Spring/early Summer and I am definitely going to try some of this. Until then here is a link to all the postings on the Facebook page devoted to Perfect Sourdough baking worldwide. it is a great site for information . Most bakers are more than happy to respond with info particular to their bake. Hope this helps you. c

https://www.facebook.com/groups/perfectsourdough/search/?query=Galicia%20bread&epa=SEARCH_BOX

not.a.crumb.left's picture
not.a.crumb.left

and I shall have a look...I knew that there are a number of Facebook SD sites but never had a closer look... Kat

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Bread1965

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHKLNTdlzE8 

 

Enjoy - and post your follow up loaf in this message so I don't miss it! :)

not.a.crumb.left's picture
not.a.crumb.left

and I wish I could get my hands on some Galician flour...That would make it really authentic! Kat

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Danni3ll3

Look at that crumb! Just beautiful!!!

not.a.crumb.left's picture
not.a.crumb.left

and I must try again. I got distracted and tried a Pain Beaucaire that did not go as planned...as it happens with bread..:D Kat

 

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Cedarmountain

I know nothing about Galician flour or bread Kat but your loaves look lovely and must be delicious.  Well done!

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not.a.crumb.left

and I am intrigued about those breads with different shapes...and it is probably the child in me! ha. ha...Kat