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Roughe de Bourdeaux & White Whole Wheat Sourdough

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CalBeachBaker

Roughe de Bourdeaux & White Whole Wheat Sourdough

Today's Bake

Roughe de Bourdeaux & White Whole Wheat Sourdough

Based on: Tartine - Book No. 3 by Chad Robertson - White-Wheat Blend (Ode to Bourdon)

I've become interested in milling my own flour but before I took the plunge I purchased some Roughe de Bourdeaux freshly ground flour from Barton Spring Mill (https://bartonspringsmill.com/products/copy-of-rouge-de-bordeaux) to check it out.

This is a dense mostly whole wheat bread that I am quite happy with and will put into my regular rotation.

Tasting Notes

Crumb - sour dairy with notes of plain yogurt

Crust - toasty with notes of nuts and malt

Grain Character - moderate with a slight taste of cooked oatmeal

Recipe and Process are below for those that are interested.

Comments

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Benito

Gorgeous bake Tony, what a wonderful crumb for a loaf with most whole grain, you must be pleased!

Benny

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CalBeachBaker

Thanks for the kind words, especially coming from such an experienced baker!

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Another Girl

That's a pretty bread, nice open crumb, amazing color. The crust is fabulous. I want to break off a piece of that crunchy grigne and taste it right now! Very nice job.

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CalBeachBaker

Thank you

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JonJ

Especially for whole-wheat!

Appreciate the tasting notes too, that is something we don't get from the photos.

-Jon

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CalBeachBaker

Thanks Jon.  I was curious about how to describe bread flavors and found this:

Author, baker, and sensory scientist Michael Kalanty can help you do that. He wrote a really wonderful article in The National Culinary Review (March 2015) about how to really taste bread

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5bf873f9c258b431923392ee/t/5c00de3821c67c782309090e/1543560767614/0315MarchNCR_MichaelKalanty.pdf

Tony