October 6, 2015 - 2:54pm
Batards: work on uniform crumb
Another batch. Working on the uniform crumb from better folding work. The oven spring was stunted abit due to one of the loaves slipping too far into another loaf, spending the minute trying to get it off the other loaf lost me about 100F in air temp, oh well. These were annihilated that evening. I feel more and more consistent with my work flow, fire starting and all that.
possible my favorite of the 4. Each one a little different, strange folding for some reason, in a hurry maybe
I think this one comes in second. Tall enough for sandwiches.
And the crumb shot for Mini :)
I went ahead and worked on getting those larger bubbles out before proofing, had to really slap some of them so they would pop and get out of the way for shaping.
can expect out of a 100% WW bread, but that doesn't mean it can't get better :-). Perfect for sandwiches. Well done and Happy baking
for the comment.
Pops up often from SFBI San Francisco Baking Institute. (Thanks Thanshin) You can also use just a wet scraper. Try both and pick the one you like.
Funny how similar threads will overlap so it pays to look around at other current threads when discussing a problem...
Excellent crumb shot! Thank you. :) Ooo, great crumb colour and even crumb with a light swirl.
With the rolling motion of the dough, those big bubbles do get pressed out (no violence needed.) Go get your bench scraper when viewing the video and grab a small damp towel to practice on. I have to do the mirrored version as I'm right handed, and stand on the opposite side of the table. I also use a plastic scraper to not scratch my counter tops.
Cool video. I like that style of folding, its similar to Vincent Talleu's. Ive been using the Northwest Sourdough method of making a fold in at the ends on both sides, then finishing with one fold over the whole thing, but i notice not much tension is made with that method. The method in the video you sent looks a little easier with more tension developed. Will have to try that style. I also have a plastic scraper.