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Sourdough Babka

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ifs201

Sourdough Babka

I made babka a month or two ago using a combo of instant yeast, sourdough starter, and yeast water. This time around I decided to follow an actual recipe! This is 100% sourdough babka using the recipe for the dough from Artisan Bryan. I didn't use his fillings and instead did two babkas using a baklava-type filling (walnut, pistachio, almond and rose water) from Smitten Kitchen and one using a chocolate and nut filling. The Artisan Bryan recipe also calls for all bread flour, but I did 8% whole wheat and 15% spelt. The babka is definitely more flavorful than your average, but I am not sure how I feel about the tang. I might use YW next time. 

 

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DanAyo

Yeast water sounds like a great option for the naturally levained bread. It worked very well with Hamelman’s Raisin YW. Not sour at all.

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Benito

These babkas look delicious and decadent Ilene.  Another bread on my list to bake eventually.

Benny

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ifs201

Decadent is right. I'm adding these to my Thanksgiving stockpile in the freezer, but I'm running out of room!