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3 Day Light Whole Wheat Bread, modified from E5 Bakehouse

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Ingredients

  • 33 g starter
  • 400 g white flour
  • 95 g whole wheat flour
  • 335 g water
  • 1.5 tsp salt

Directions

  • Make a levain:
    • Mix starter with 30 grams of water, until it is relatively smooth.
    • Add 35g white flour and 12g whole wheat flour and mix with your hands until all the dry bits are gone.
    • Cover with a towel and leave at room temperature for 6 hours.
  • Refresh the levain:
    • Mix the levain with 90 grams of water, until it is relatively smooth.
    • Add 125g white flour and 35g whole wheat flour and mix with your hands until all the dry bits are gone.
    • Cover with a towel and leave in fridge for two days.
  • Make a dough:
    • Mix levain with 220 grams of water, until the large lumps are gone. Squishing it through your hands works well.
    • Add 250g white flour and 50g whole wheat flour and mix with your hands until all the dry bits are gone.
    • Cover with a towel and leave at room temperature for 20-30 minutes.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Allow to rest 30 minutes.
  • Stretch and rest:
    • stretch dough and fold in half; turn 1/4 turn; stretch and fold in half; repeat four times.
    • rest for 30 minutes.
    • Repeat rest and stretch five times.
  • Final shape and rest:
    • Turn dough out onto a board. Shape into a ball and turn and tuck edges under to stretch surface.
    • Place upside down (seam side up) into a floured or seeded banneton, or cloth-lined bowl.
    • Cover dough in banneton with a towel and allow to rest in fridge for six to 18 hours.
  • Bake:
    • Remove dough from fridge.
    • Place a large dutch oven or similar cast iron pot, with its cover, into the oven and preheat to 500°.
    • Remove the pot from the oven and uncover -- very carefully!!
    • Take the dough from the banneton, score, and carefully place in the pot (reversing it again).
    • Bake covered at 450° for 30 minutes, then uncovered for 10-15 minutes more.
    • Carefully turn out onto a rack and allow to cool completely before eating.

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