26% WM/ Spelt with porridge Oats and Apricots
This morning i had porridge left over from breakfast and i wanted to do something a little different so i decided to sort out the cupboard a bit and ended up with these 3 lovely loaves that would be ideal company for a cheese board its ended up being Apricot and Porridge Oat Bread with 26% Wholemeal Spelt. 3 X 510g loaves. it was going to be 2 x 750g loaves but thought 3 x 500g was easier for sharing. I didn't make this a sweet dough , there is not sugar or high fats usually associated with fruit breads. I worked out my dough formula but modified it as i went along as i only had 195g of w/m spelt so instead of 50/50 it ended up being 26% w/m spelt and 74% black and gold plain flour. cooked porridge was 20% and chopped apricots were 20% also butter ,salt, malt, milk powder, and yeast were all 2% each so it was a fast dough 1 hr Bu;k Fermentation the water was added at 50% but more was required which would have equaled another 4%. i was cautious as both the spelt and the porridge tend to give a sticky dough, but i did need to have a reasonably slack dough because of the dried apricots sucking in some of that moisture. Very happy with this stage just the cooling and taste testing to be done, oh and to break out the cheeses!