Trevor Wilson's Sandwich Bread
Our kitchen has been completely out of commission for a partial remodel (cabinet refacing, which required every cabinet and drawer be emptied and packed out of harms way) for the last 2 weeks. Things are put back together enough now that I got to bake today. Still using the toaster oven outside for now, until I can put the new oven through a few trial runs to verify temps and learn how to work it.
This is the first time I have made Trevor Wilson's pan bread. I added a little more whole wheat than he does, but otherwise followed his recipe.
300g Bread Flour
65g fresh milled hard white wheat
16g Sprouted Whole Spelt Flour (have some I need use)
8g fresh milled rye
243g Water, plus 7 g more while mixing (the whole wheat addition seemed to require a little more water)
50g Starter @ 100% Hydration
Mixed til everything incorporated (not going for gluten development).
Rest (covered) 1 hour.
Kneaded in bowl til dough was a bit more supple. It still felt a little grainy so I kept this short.
Rounded dough and placed in lightly oiled bowl. Dough temp 76F, room
Bulk proofed 4.5 hrs., no folds. This may have been too much, if the aliquot is any indicator. Time got away from me.
Pre-shaped into oval and rested est 20 min.
Gently shaped as per his video. Placed in 8.5x4.5 loaf pan, covered with damp towel.
Proofed at RT 3 hrs. Removed towel 15 min before baking, scored (a less than successful attempt), and into the preheated toaster oven with my makeshift steam source (a small Pan with a wet hand towel) at 425F. After 20 min, steam removed, pan rotated, and baked another 20 min. Final internal temp 207F. It's cooling right now, crumb shot tomorrow.
This one would have benefitted from a foil tent for the second half of the bake, the top is a bit darker and harder than the rest of the loaf. I know it will soften somewhat. The toaster oven may have been set a few degrees high as well. The thermostat knob is less than precise. I accidentally sent the oven thermometer away with the old stove and didn't have a way to verify the internal temp before putting the loaf in. Oops.... Oh well, it was a budget model, I will get another one next time I go into town.