This bread is so wonderful!! It has the most unique flavor and terrific holes and it pops in the oven like a miracle. I am amazed everytime I bake it again! You MUST have a vigorous motherdough at 80% hydration going to make this recipe work. I made up the dough let it cool overnight and next day:
Here is the dough waiting in the couche for the two hours proof. The loaves were each 1lb 3 oz . This is how the dough looks as it goes into the oven:
This is how it looks about 6 – 7 minutes later:
This is how it looks about 10 minutes after loading:
Here are the loaves out of the oven:
Closeup of crumb:
I love this bread! It smells so wonderful and tastes even better! Don’t ya just feel like seeing LARGE holes sometimes???