Week 23 Winter Market (Forbidden Black Rice Porridge Bread)
Been a while. I actually did one other winter market but didn't take photos or notes and it was a loaf I did earlier in the year so I haven't written about it. Been enjoying the oddly warm winter(not that it gets very cold here) for some time. I'm sure the rain is on its way and we need it. So this the Brown Rice Porridge Loaf from Tartine 3 with a few changes. First off the rice. I used some Forbidden Black Rice I found at Costco some time back. I looked it up and this stuff is really good for you. Here I wasn't sure whether to cook as for "eating" or overcook following the book directions. I went with the latter. The bread does make a mess of my knife and is very moist so maybe this was a mistake??? I also changed up the flour blend as I don't have high extraction flour on hand. Used a mix of 78/20/2 white/wheat/rye. The rest follows the formula. With so much rice this is much more of a wholesome bread than 22% wholegrain might imply.
It's very moist with an excellent crisp crust and a pleasant finish of nutty rice flavor. The book implies this bread has excellent shelf life and I believe it. I never did buy his first couple of books because the information is so readily available online there was no real need for it. This book offers a comprehensive list of new or less frequently used grains and a few ways to utilize them.along with some cool pastry ideas using whole grains. I'm excited to get my own copy and play with more of these formulas
Happy Baking All