It was an experimental kind of weekend. Two loaves that I've been wanting to try and had a window of opportunity. Really happy with one and mixed results with the other.
First up... 100% Whole Grain Spelt with RYW
Started with milling 460g of spelt berries on my Mockmill with the stones adjusted so they were just touching. Flour was sifted with a #40 screen and the bran collected. When I was done, I had 396g of flour and 60g of bran, which surprised me a bit. That works out to about 87% extraction. Does that sound about right? 25g of the bran was used in the levain and the remainder was used in a scald. The hope was the bran would be softened in both cases. I used my "sour" RYW and the aromas during fermentation were WONDERFUL! Can best describe it as a rich buttery smell with an acetic sour tinge. Basically, buttermilk...
101g Spelt flour
25g Spelt bran
35g Spelt bran
35g Boiling water
294g Spelt flour
21g RYW (Holdback)
1) Prepare levain the night before and ferment for 10-12 hors at 78 deg F
2) Prepare soaker 2 hours before final mix and let cool on counter
3) Combine all ingredients for mix. Let bench rest for 30 minutes to hydrate flour
4) Bassinage in the hold back water (I used about 10g of the hold back)
5) Bowl folding to develop the dough. Kept folds to a minimum to not overwork the spelt gluten.
6) Bulk ferment at 76 deg F with light bowl folding every 30 minutes.
7) Preshape and bench rest 15-20 minutes
8) Shape oval and final proof at 76 deg F for 1.5 hours
9) Bake with steam at 460 deg F for 1 minute and then set oven for 425 deg F for 15 minutes. Vent oven and bake at 425 deg F for until done (15-20 minutes).
Mixed results... The flavor of this bread is really nice. Had a slice with some butter for dinner last night. Very happy with that. But... Was hoping for something a little more open. I know it won't be open and airy with 100% whole grain, but this one is pretty dense. Much more like a whole rye. Not sure if I was too gentle and didn't develop enough gluten or it was too much bran at 13% or a combination of both. The progress through bulk and final proof was very nice, so I don't think it was a lack of fermentation. There just wasn't much spring. Sliced and ate some before I got any pictures. :-)
Next up... Troy's Breakfast Bread
I've started making a multigrain breakfast bowl lately and like the flavor. Decided to add it to a loaf and see how it turned out. Really happy with the loaf. The corn meal aroma definitely comes through and the rolled oats give the crumb that nice soft texture that you'd expect. For me, this is the perfect bread crumb. Bread made with a biga type preferment.
120g Bread flour
24g Rolled oats
12g Corn meal
6g Hulled millet
5g Chia seed
5g Roasted Sunflower seed
4g Finely chopped almonds
92g Boiling water
220g AP flour
20g Bread flour
40g Whole Wheat flour
1) Combine biga ingredients and ferment at 72 deg F for 10-12 hours
2) Prepare soaker the night before and leave on counter top to cool
3) Combine all ingredients for final dough (except salt), biga, and soaker. Mix until flours are just hydrated.
4) Fermentolyse for 30 minutes
5) Fold in salt during first set of bowl kneading. Bassinage another 1-2% hydration as well.
6) Four sets of bowl kneading with 10 minute rests to develop full gluten.
7) Bulk at 76 deg F until doubled
8) Preshape and rest for 15-20 minutes
9) Final proof at 76 deg F (1 - 1.5 hours)
10) Bake with steam at 460 deg (1 minute) then drop oven temp to 425 deg for 15 minutes. Vent oven and continue with bake at 425 deg F until done (15-20 minutes)