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AlohaHoya
Keaau, HI
(Zone 11)

April 13, 2009
8:46 PM

Post #6405061

A very accomplished bread baker gave me a wonderful tip to enhance the flavor: before you bake your loaf, take 1/2cup of the dough and mix it with water/flour to make a 'slurry' on the thick side. Let it stand out , mixing it down when it rises high until it gets a kind of sourdough smell to it. That achieved, keep it covered in the fridge and add it to your next dough. I am on my 3rd loaf using this and it does enhance the flavor a good deal...not quite a sourdough flavor but yummy.

Per her suggestion, I roasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds and then put them thru a grinder to make a coarse powder. I add this power to my dough...about 1/4 of a cup. Yummy!

Have fun,
carol
fancyflea
Wharton, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 17, 2009
2:32 AM

Post #6421621

Oh it sounds yummy. I love sourdough bread.
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2009
7:44 PM

Post #6632092

What is "fast-rising yeast"???

Edited to say no it's not related to the first posting but I'm asking this bread question based on the title.

This message was edited Jun 2, 2009 2:45 PM
Tir_Na_Nog
Houston
United States
(Zone 9b)

June 2, 2009
7:59 PM

Post #6632150

Looks like here's my answer: http://www.recipezaar.com/library/getentry.zsp?id=62 but that's strange. The recipe, like all those using regular yeast, still calls for it to double in the same 1 hour + span of time?

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