Thursday, August 28, 2008

BBD #13: 100% Whole Grain Sourdough


I've had this bread starred on my Google Reader for weeks, just thinking that it could be a fun thing to make. And then - lucky me! This month's Bread Baking Day, hosted by Jude of Apple Pie, Patis, and Pate, has an applicable theme - whole grains! Jude, you are the coolest guy blogger I know. Just FYI.

Announcing Bread Baking Day 13: 100% Whole Grains

So I got to raid the bulk section at my grocery store for all sorts of things - flax seeds, sesame seeds, bulgur, and rolled oats. A couple days before I was going to bake, I hauled my sourdough starter out so that I could convert some of it to a rye starter (because I couldn't bear to "cheat" and make a 98.4% whole grain bread).


Now, I didn't really expect it to rise a lot, but I sort of expected it to rise a bit more than it did. In the end, I think my starter just wasn't quite lively enough, and I should have added a pinch of yeast to get it going. However, Susan had one thing dead-on - this bread is FABULOUS thinly sliced and toasted. I spread mine with some goat cheese that I got at the farmer's market while I was in Madison, and voila, an amazing breakfast, snack, whatever. Given that I didn't change up the recipe besides halving it, I'll just send you on over to Susan's blog to take a look at the recipe that made this fantastic bread.

PS - Even though it's not an original recipe, I'm sending this on over to Yeastspotting. Probably the coolest, most dangerous weekly roundup in the blogosphere. At least for a carbwhore like me.

7 comments:

ostwestwind said...

This bread looks scrumptious, goat cheese sounds divine. Seems to be a real "German" bread! Kudos ...

Aparna said...

That's amazing and the bread looks so good.
Got to do my BBD post, too.

Susan said...

This is probably my favorite whole grain recipe (so far). Even though you say it didn't rise it looks you got great opening of the cuts and the slice with the goat cheese has my mouth watering!

rainbowbrown said...

Oh, heck yeah. I could so totally go for a slice of that dark grainy bread with goat cheese for breakfast right now. It's awesome to actually get to the recipes that we have tagged isn't it?

Lauren said...

this looks great. i really need to get into breadmaking . . . .

Jude said...

So glad you called me "guy" :)
I tried that recipe from Susan's blog and got NO oven spring so I'm a bit jealous of your wide open slashes right now. Hope to try a second time soon.

zorra said...

It's on my baking list, too! I think I will never be able to bake all the breads I want. ;-)