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sourdough miche HUGEMONGOUS

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sourdough miche HUGEMONGOUS

this huge bread was a real challenge to knead one handed (injured finger has my right hand out of commission for now).....but i managed somehow. it weighs in at over 4 lbs. it was so big that it wouldn't fit under the cloche, but i got good oven spring  even though it wasn't really steamed at all. the recipe is from maggie glezer's artisian baking. used her sourdough starter...will post crumb pix tomorrow   sourdough miche

sourdough miche

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dmsnyder

Hi, deborah.

But did you do it standing on one foot and blindfolded?

Really. Very impressive. Which of Glezer's recipes is that? Essential Columbia? Thom Leonard's Country French?


David

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country french.  i was really having misgivings about starting such a big miche w/ my one hand completely out of commission (I recently sliced open my finger w/ my bread slashing knife :-(.....but there was no turning back......and i didn't want to have to clean out my food processor....so i did the one handed knead.  i thought i wouldn't be baking for weeks....but i couldn't stay away for more than 3 days!!

deborah

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ehanner

Deborah, you are producing amazing looking breads! What a beautiful loaf.

Eric 

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rubato456

thanks so very much for your kind comments david and eric! as far as the taste, it is good, but in all honesty i prefer the miche of daniel leader's miche, which i also made on that same day. leader's miche is all but a memory at this point. no time for pix on that one (it was a much smaller miche...scaled down by leader). for that recipe, i used about 80% coarsely ground ww and 20 % white bread flour. i guess i really am a whole grain junky.... 

crumb sourdough miche

crumb sourdough miche 

deborah