Wild Rice Blend, Onion, and Vegemite Loaf
TFL'er Wish List bake #6... Followed this one pretty close with a couple small deviations and one addition.
I used a RYW and SD culture combination for the initial levain and then RYW instead of water in the 2nd levain build. Other than that, the only change I made was adding some Vegemite. Gave the bread kind of a French Onion soup smell while it was baking.
Like Danni3ll3, my final mix turned out really sticky and the dough was slack. I had no free water in the rice in the morning, so I'm wondering if the high humidity we had this weekend has made my flours a little less thirsty. I dropped the target hydration to 68% from 70% (excluding water in the rice), but that wasn't enough. I ended up at 65% with the 25g of extra flour added. Firm enough to work with, but I wasn't confident enough to make it a free standing loaf. I think it would have puddled. It turned out great as a pan loaf using my Pullman without a lid and baked in my large turkey roaster with steam for the first 18 minutes.
I rubbed the Vegemite into the flour similar to rubbing in butter.
Crumb turned out nice and moist. Definitely on the custardy side, but not chewy.