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Forkish Walnut Levain

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Forkish Walnut Levain

Here's my attempt at Ken Forkish's Walnut Levain Bread. I used his recipe, as found on the Tastecooking website, except for the addition of dried cherries and golden raisins. I'm totally satisfied with the incredibly moist and delicious results. I baked both loaves in a 5 qt dutch oven, and tried to make them as well done as Ken normally would. Not too shabby, eh?

Walnut Cherry Levain, loaf 1

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jl (not verified)

The crumb looks very soft and the crust is just the right shade of brown. I love this.