Mellow Bakers: Hamelman Bread

Hamelman BREAD Second Round: March 2012 - Sept 2012 => Round II: April 2012 Breads => #02 Rustic Bread => Topic started by: jefklak on April 06, 2012, 01:43:58 PM

Title: 2 nice rustic bread loaves
Post by: jefklak on April 06, 2012, 01:43:58 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6pW5z7O6dc8/T39GgZ0VAXI/AAAAAAAAGKs/Td0_KP0xEZM/s640/_MG_5978.jpg)

Looks great but doesn't smell as good as the vermont sourdough, I was disappointed with the smell and taste in general. Maybe I didn't put enough salt in it, or maybe my growing preference for sourdough clouds my view, I'm not sure. Either way, the bread is nice but it was a bit too wet

Crumb shot:

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-didvAi9Dh7k/T39GhVeRO0I/AAAAAAAAGK0/l4gJgQrm_iM/s640/_MG_5981.jpg)

I think I even added more % wholegrain wheat than used in the recipe because the dough was too wet to work with and I was out of white flour at that moment.
Title: Re: 2 nice rustic bread loaves
Post by: charliez on April 09, 2012, 03:29:57 PM
Looking good Jeff!! dont be so hard on you and your bread and it is
unfair to compare it to VT Sourdough!
Title: Re: 2 nice rustic bread loaves
Post by: throup on April 17, 2012, 06:24:41 AM
They do look like nice loaves; they have certainly opened well in the oven. I think you maybe are being too hard on yourself, comparing it to a sourdough. I too prefer the Vermont Sourdough to this Rustic Bread; I also prefer doughnuts to jam tarts, but they're not trying to be the same thing.
Title: Re: 2 nice rustic bread loaves
Post by: jefklak on April 18, 2012, 11:25:36 AM
Thanks guys, too bad I can't let you taste it, that would be really nice so we could evaluate each other's loaves  without only using pictures :)
I do think next time I bake bread without the mellow baker recipes, it'll be sourdough again. I'm hooked! (Now I just need to sell it to my girlfriend...)
Title: Re: 2 nice rustic bread loaves
Post by: paulo on April 25, 2012, 02:54:25 AM
They look really nice both loaves. Love that scoring. Lack of flavour is a problem with this bread.