I wanted to try using one of my wife’s bundt pans to shape a loaf, and see if I could get some nice intricate patterns. Unfortunately I did not use enough dough to fill the pan adequately so I ended up with a nice ring loaf and not what I intended.
I was digging through my flour bin and found some Grapeseed flour that I purchased a while ago from KAF so I decided to add that to some European style flour, Barley, flour White Rye, and Whole Wheat.
I also found some raspberry maple syrup in my refrigerator that was yelling at me to use in a bread, so into the mix it went. I don’t think you really taste the raspberry flavor in the final bread at all, just a little sweetness and coloring from the syrup.
To use the bundt pan I made a boule out of little more than 1/2 of the dough and formed it into a boule. I then poked a hole in the middle with my knife set’s sharpening rod and placed the dough over the middle piece in the bundt pan. I made sure to spray the bundt pan heavily with cooking/baking spray first. As I said above it did not end up rising enough to fill the pan so I didn’t get any of the nice intricate patterns in the bundt pan. Next time hopefully I will learn my lesson.
The final bread had a nice chewy dark crust and an interesting semi sour flavor.
425 grams (65% Hydration Starter AP Flour) Refreshed
200 grams European Style Flour (KAF) (You can use Bread Flour)
75 grams White Rye (KAF)
100 grams Organic Whole Wheat Flour (KAF)
75 grams White Rye Flour (KAF)
100 grams Barley Flour (KAF)
35 grams Grapeseed Flour (KAF)
19 grams Raspberry Maple Syrup
18 grams Sea Salt (Table Salt is okay)
425 grams Luke warm water, 90 – 95 degrees Fahrenheit
Using your stand mixer or by hand, mix the water with the starter to break up the starter.
Add the flours and mix on the lowest speed for 2 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes.
Add the salt and maple syrup and mix for 4 minutes more on medium speed, adding more flour if necessary to produce a slightly sticky ball of dough.
Remove dough to your lightly floured work surface and do a stretch and fold and form into a ball.
Leave uncovered for 20 minutes.
Do a stretch and fold and form into a ball again and cover with a clean moist cloth or oiled plastic wrap.
Do at least 3 more additional stretch and folds letting the dough rest for 15-20 minutes each time. After the last stretch and fold, put the dough into a lightly oiled bowl that has enough room so the dough can double overnight.
Put in your refrigerator immediately for at least 12 hours or up to 3 days.
On the day you are ready to bake, take the dough out of the refrigerator and let it rest at room temperature for 2 hours. After 2 hours shape the dough as desired being careful not to handle the dough too roughly so you don’t de-gas it.
Place it in your bowl, banneton or shape into baguettes.
Let the formed loaves sit at room temperature for 2 hours covered with oiled plastic wrap or a wet cloth.
Pre-heat oven with baking stone (I use one on bottom and one on top shelf of my oven), to 500 degrees F.
Slash loaves as desired and place empty pan in bottom shelf of oven.
Pour 1 cup of very hot water into pan and place loaves into oven.
Lower oven to 450 Degrees and bake for 25 – 35 minutes until bread is golden brown and internal temperature reaches 200 degrees.
Let cool on cooling rack and enjoy!
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