## 86% Cashew Spelt Squares

Spelt Squares

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total flour: 924 (86% spelt, 14% white) with an extra build this can be 100% spelt if desired

total h20: 715 (77% hydration)

Levain: 6-8 hours

60 White Starter (100%)

100 Bread Flour

38 Spelt

138 H20

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336 (168 prefermented flour

Dough:

756 g Spelt

547 g h20 (hold back 100 g)

20 g Salt

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1323

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135 g toasted cashews

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Total dough = 1794

Divide a @ 445 (this was what I did but too small I think I'd divide to 3 parts @ just shy of 600 next time.)

1) Mix all but salt and nuts squeezing through fingers to get a nice even dough.

Rest 15 minutes

Add 100 g water and squeeze through until its a smooth soft dough. Add nuts and lightly knead/fold in.

Rest 15 minutes

Slap and fold until resilient rest 5 minutes repeat 2 times (time elapsed 35 minutes)

Rest 30 minutes

Stretch and fold (once from each direction

Rest 30 minutes

Stretch and fold

Rest 30 minutes

Preshape to a rough square by stretching into a rectangle and then give a letter fold.

relax 15 minutes

Now carefully stretch to a rectangle and give a 3 fold and lightly shape to a square. Pinch together seams. Place smooth side down on spelt floured couche and proof 45-60 minutes

turn out to floured peel and dock/score/or leave plain

Bake 500 with steam for 7 minutes and vented for 15-20 more

* These have a seriously crunchy crust. I think the loaf would be greatly improved with a bit more size.

Also I think the presheape should be a tight ball. Then relax. then stretch and give fold. This should give some more tension and a better spring in the oven. All in all its salty and crunchy. Delish with butter and i bet cheese or even jam.

I toasted the cashews but maybe not quite enough. Next time I'll be sure to roast a bit deeper and I think they will permeate the dough with there lovely flavor a bit more.

I made the levain not exactly sure of my plan besides some spelt. Had I known I'd add all spelt I think I'd have made the levain with all spelt and maybe done two builds to make this 100% spelt.

sorry bad photos