This week was laborious and exhausting. And add this twelve hour workdays I was happy about the nourishing whole wheat bread that was waiting for me in my lunchbox in the breaks. A soaker made of seeds, nuts and whole wheat flour keeps this bread long moist and fresh while a wheat sourdough adds the desired flavour.
As whole wheat sourdough tends to develop more acidity as the white flour variant, I build the sourdough in two stage and let it ferment rather short and warm. This makes the sourdough strong and mild. A bit of honey in the dough helps to balance the flavour in a harmonic way.
With all the seeds and its sturdiness it is a perfect bread for cold November days.
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Reading Yeastspotting always gives me inspirations and recipes which I have to try instantly. When I saw Natashyas Korni I was lost at the same Moment. It looks delicious and I fell in love with the name. And when I read the recipe I meet my favourites flaxseeds and millet. There was roasted soy beans in the list, too. And that was perfect because I bough some soy beans some time ago to make some breads with it.
But before I rushed in the kitchen to start baking, I had to make some adjustments in the recipe (like I always do ;-))
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IDania from El Aroma de Idania choose a wonderful theme for Bread Baking Day: “Mixed Bread” – Baking bread with two or more different flours. That’s my theme for sure because I love to use different kinds of grains in breads. So it was easy for me to develop a recipe using wheat flour, spelt flour and millet flour. I never used milled before so Bread Baking Day seemed to be a great change to bake a bread with it. Because millet has no gluten I use a small amount millet and added spelt and white wheat flour to the dough, too. Because I was thinking of a light and tasty bread with a soft crumb I added also some curd and toasted seeds.
The bread turned out fine: It has a nice crumb under a thin crust, filled with the flavours of toasted seeds. I need just some butter and fleur de sel with this bread to underline its flavour and nothing else. Continue reading →