Finally, an ear

Medium hydration country loaf

240g Botan,
60g wholemeal
225g water
60g levain, refreshed at 1:1:1 three times
6g salt (salt should be added by volume not weight)

2 S&F
1 bench fold
3 coil folds

5 hours bulk during the day
Same day bake at 250°C for 20 minutes then 230°C for another 15 to 20 minutes

Baking set up:
Lodge cast iron below, preheated for 1 hour,
Water bath, add water after the bread is loaded for maximum steam
cookie sheet on top to shield the top heating element.

Keto PB Brownie

35g peanut butter
50g butter
25g coconut manna
15g coconut oil
100g dark chocolate
25g milk chocolate (Callebaut)
30g cocoa powder (Ghiradelli)
40g vitafiber powder
20g allulose
40g hazelnut meal
15g coconut flour
60g heavy cream
2 eggs
1 egg white

Using a blender, whiz wet ingredients together. Add in dry ingredients.
Egg white and heavy cream were added after adding the sugars which made the batter too thick to pour. It was also too sweet because of the sugars in the chocolate.

Would probably make 8 cupcakes. Bake at 160°C fan forced for 12 to 15 minutes. I baked it for 15 minutes. It was somewhat overdone but still pretty fudgey.

Brioche No. 5

Made for Pearlyn’s mom but did not proof in time.

Reduced milk powder to 10g. Thin and strong windowpane.
Rested 1 hour before shaping with a little flour.
Four-strand braid, 12 inches per strand is too long. It should be 11″.

Rested about an hour before going into fridge for overnight proof.
Barely grew in fridge.

Next morning took about 2 hours to come back to room temperature.
Finished proofing in oven warmed to 75°C then switched off.

So if using the fridge to break up the fermentation, add another two hours to the proofing time. This is the time required for the dough to come back to room temperature, even with the help of the warm oven. Need to check optimum proofing temperature.

Also, try baking at 185°C instead.

Baking time was pretty long at 180°C without fan, and internal dough temperature was below 90 after 20mins, too low for my liking.
I like the flavour. It tastes like yoghurt. Nice crumb too.

Katzoomi Take 2

This time round, I froze the dough right after window pane stage. It takes about 3 – 4 hours to defrost and will start to grow towards the end of the defrost. That’s why I don’t think it’ll be a good idea to freeze after bulk. In the middle of bulk would probably be a good idea. But this freezing, along with chilling the stiff starter (for brioche) is a game changer.