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Bread Baking Babes: Power Bread (July 2015)

Power Bread

July 2015

This multi-grain seed bread (whole wheat, rolled oats, flaxseed, sunflower seeds) is based on a recipe in "Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Bread" by Peter Reinhart.

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

It's a three day process to make this bread and begins with soaking raisins and flaxseeds overnight. I was a little afraid to soak the raisins and when I looked at them the next day, I saw I was right to be afraid....

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Luckily, the instructions call for pureeing the flaxseeds and raisins.

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Day 2 calls for the pre-soaker ingredients to be added to whole wheat flour, oat bran (I used finely ground rolled oats) and a little salt to make a "soaker".

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

This is how the "soaker" looked just after it was mixed.

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

On Day 2, there is also a starter (biga) for Power Bread, made with whole wheat flour, yoghurt and dry yeast.

Power Bread starter (BBB July 2015)Power Bread starter (BBB July 2015)

On Day 3, there are more pre-tasks to perform. The recipe calls for sunflower seeds to be ground into a flour. I made an executive decision to finely chop just some of the sunflower seeds. It was relatively early in the morning, so rather than disturbing the piece with a loud electric grinder, I used our mezzaluna.

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

I used water and apricot jam to rehydrate the yeast.

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Mixing the dough

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Proofed bread on peel

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Scoring

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Scoring was really a pleasure with this lame with the stunningly beautiful handle made by Lance Ziegler of Burnt Whisker Forge (burntwhiskerforge.com). The weight is perfect and the curve of the handle fits wonderfully into the hand. (Please see more photos of our Burnt Whisker Forge lame.)

Burnt Whisker Forge handle

We were thrilled with the ears!

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)
Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Sliced

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

crumb

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

Power Bread is delicious toasted. It's best when thinly sliced and even better when served with goat's cheese and pepper jelly.

Power Bread (BBB July 2015)

blog from OUR kitchen:
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