Category Archives for "Desem / Whole Grain"

Playing Around with Teff Flour for Teff Bread

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I was able to pick up some Teff flour on discount at the store. The flour is still fresh, so I think the store just wanted to discontinue it. Which means I’ll have to find it elsewhere when I need to purchase some more.

According to the internet, Teff is a seed not a grain and if that leaves you scratching your head, read here: Difference between Seeds and Grains. That is not the only article, just Google it for more information, it is quite fascinating actually.
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100% Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread at 100% Hydration

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I had a lot of fun coming up with this formula for 100% hydration 100% whole wheat sourdough bread. It was really easy actually. I used Bob’s Red Mill Organic Whole Wheat flour and made up a 100% hydration dough, enough to make two loaves. This was in response to a student in my class that asked for a whole wheat formula. Here is a video of the finished loaves:Continue reading

Cheesy Topped Loaf

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This is a companion post to the post Fig-caccia! If you want to make Cheesy Topped Loaf, the formula is at: Fig-caccia!

I made the dough using the formula found on the linked page. I used half of the dough for the Fig-caccia! and half of the dough for the Cheesy Topped Loaf. The dough is 77% hydration and wet, but not too wet as I used a large amount of whole grain flour in the formula. Continue reading

Sue’s Whole Wheat Sourdough aka Pink Wig Sourdough

This recipe was inspired by Sue, who tries to maintain a low sugar, whole grain diet as she battles cancer with courage and humor.  She wrote of this recipe, “According to my Anti-Cancer book, sourdough bread is in a class by itself and is allowed on the diet even if not whole wheat, so this must be doubly good for me.”

However, Ray Glaze was the moving force behind this bread and we worked together to produce it. He also named it Pink Wig in honor of Sue. May this bread also honor all survivors and victims of cancer.

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Light Wheat Desem

I’ve  been working with the Desem in new recipes and having absolutely fabulous results. Here is a Desem bread I call Light Wheat Desem and another that I am in the process of working with called Desem Milk ‘N Honey. Here are pictures of the Light Wheat Desem:

This is the overnight preferment:

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Light Wheat Desem

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Light Desem Crumb

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This turned out to be a really great bread. The preferment had a malted cracked Rye berry in it. The taste was incredible. I am also working on a Medium Desem with a bit more of the whole grain flour in it. I will get back on that one. I might be putting the two recipes in the Special Recipe folder when I get them worked out.