Thursday, August 28, 2008

Buttermilk Apricot Wheat Bread

A recent favorite from Bread Alone, a yeast bread with an eight-hour poolish and a bunch of dried fruit mixed in at the last minute. The actual recipe calls for currants, but I keep making it with chopped apricots or dried cherries and it's very good. Never remotely the same twice, though, so I'm going to start keeping detailed notes on methodology to try to figure it out. But there may never be resolution, that's the joy of bread baking.

This one had a particularly long poolish rise, because I got distracted by Bill Clinton, and barely snuck it in before Joe Biden, missing his apparently hot son. It also used all commercial flours, and had a (relatively) short proofing time. Delicious hot (like Joe Biden's son) with blackberry jam and butter.

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