It's a Brod & Taylor lightweight sheeter that my wife bought for me. Due to various commitments, like our oldest grandson graduating from Missouri State next week, it will probably be three weeks or more before I get to play with it. That may be a temporary reprieve for my waistline but I’m concerned about the long-term risks.
Notes: I scaled Stanley's recipe to make 2 small loaves instead of single larger one.
From - 1 @ TDW: 1.383kg Pan Size: 9x4x4 In / 22.86x10.16x10.16 CM To - 2 @ TDW: 1.210kg Pan Size: 7.88x4x4 In / 20x10.16x10.16 CM
Discussion: This was an interesting bread to bake. The bake time is 6 hours. The flavors are deep, rich, and malty with a chewy crust and a tender crumb. I paired it with a Swiss cheese but it is also excellent by itself as a snack.
Make again? - Yes, definitely.
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I replaced the rosemary and black pepper in the original with dried Hatch chiles and chipotle powder.
The results were a very soft textured (due to the cream cheese addition) bread with a great chile aroma (not a lot of chile flavor, I'd bump it up significantly if I tried it again) that was perfect for dunking in the beans. In the formula below I just put a gram each of the seasonings, more of a reminder they are in there than a precise measure. I used about a tablespoon of dried Hatch chile flakes and oregano and a teaspoon of chipotle powder.
Made a little loaf in a disposable foil mini loaf pan (which I reuse over and over). Because pork belly is so rich, I decided that they needed to be small sandwiches. With gorgonzola and mayo, and the sandwiches warmed through on Steam Bake for a few minutes, they were so good that I had three.
I kept at the experimentation with the blue corn sourdough after using some in the community bake. This time around was a bit simpler approach.
I started with 100 grams of 100% hydration starter
I scalded 75 grams of blue corn flour with 150 grams of water (probably wasn't enough water in hindsight as this is a thirsty flour).
I then mixed the starter with 300 grams of bread flour and 260 grams of water, 6 grams of salt. I made the dough higher in hydration thinking that the corn may dry it out some. After the mix and a rest I added in the corn. It was a bit clumpy but after a couple stretch and folds it finally was incorporated into the dough, more or less.
I baked this in a combo cooker, 20 minutes with the lid and another 25 without. It was pretty slack and moist when I did the final shape, so I was pleasantly surprised to see the decent oven spring.
It has a nice crisp crust and decent crumb, with swirls of blue (purple) and a few larger globs of corn. Not bad as an experiment.
I have hope that I might get lucky and find someone that has either made one or can show me how to make a spreadsheet on a Mac Laptop using numbers.I know very little about this. Thats up front my disclosure. I have always been a gluten for punishment in the the fact that I take on things I should never attempt. I love to learn but I am not formally educated. I have been baking for years. My mother taught the boy’s and girls how to be well versed in all things. I get a sense of accomplishment from at least trying to do my own thing. I have no idea if this is a good idea or even feasible. Having said this I am officially open to receive any thoughts, ideas and criticism with a kind heart. Thank you in advance.