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Vermont Sourdough with whole-wheat

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gavinc

Vermont Sourdough with whole-wheat

This is a 10% whole-wheat sourdough that is our everyday bread. It is great in the morning with bacon and eggs and an extra slice with vegemite or a jam. I bake it once a week or sooner if we run out. I gift a loaf to the guy next door occasionally as he mows our front nature strip when he is doing his own. A great sourdough that I have been baking for years and never misses.Cheers,Gavin

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Benito

Beautiful loaf Gavin, I can see why it is your go to sourdough bread.  It has a wonderful crust and crumb and you’ve certainly perfected it.

Benny

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Abe (not verified)

Makes a great go-to bread and after years of baking it I bet you make it without having to think about the recipe. Nice looking loaf and perfect crumb. This kind of bread will compliment anything. 

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isand66

Looks perfect with a nice open crumb.

Happy baking!

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gavinc

Thank you, fellow bakers. I occasionally sub rye in for the whole-wheat flour, but our favourite is wheat. I don't need to refer to my spreadsheet when making this anymore, it's embedded in my brain! I wake some nights after dreaming of making it. My doc has given me a certificate to say I'm sane :)

 

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SunnyGail

I'm thinking of giving this bread a try but am wondering if the liquid levain can be replaced by a regular 100% without the bread losing its uniqueness.

I am a newbie and therefore not comfortable with the idea of playing with my starter yet!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts,

Gaëlle

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gavinc

Hi, Gaëlle.

I think it would be ok, provided the overall hydration is the same. I've PM'd you a link to the spreadsheet so you alter the formula.

Cheers,

Gavin

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SunnyGail

Oh that's really kind of you !! Thanks a lot Gavin :-)

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SunnyGail

I had a look at your spreadsheet and am really amazed and grateful: that's a very impressive spreadsheet, really clear and thorough! It's going to make my life so much easier this weekend!!!

Thank you again Gavin, and please do not hesitate to let me know if you happen to have some other SD bread spreadsheets in-store that you would be willing to share with a lazy-but-passionate and forever-grateful newbie like me ;-)

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gavinc

I've sent you another PM. Have fun!

Cheers,

Gavin.