A simple loaf to kick the weekend off right
Long week at work and wanted to do a simple bake to start the weekend before trying my Go Out of Your Comfort Zone CB tomorrow. I got this recipe from Abe, and it works really well. Has room for flexibility on the flour selection. I just got a bag of barley flour in, so I added some of that into the mix this time. First time using barley flour with an AP/Bread flour base (have only used it with WW before this), and the aroma of the barley definitely comes through more on the finished bread.
Method is similar to a 1-2-3, but much lower inoculation and longer bulk ferment. Mix and develop medium gluten at the most. Despite the barley being low on gluten, this came together really fast. Just a few turns of hand kneading is all it took. Just stretch and folds after that to continue gluten development. Woke up for a few minutes in the middle of the night, so gave it a quick bowl S&F then before it got too puffy.
Tried a new scoring pattern to get good bloom and expansion, but keep the gas flow uniform vs channeling it to a single score line. Will see how it worked later today/tonight. Hoping for a sandwich loaf type crumb with a few open spaces.