Hearty healthy seeded sourdough bread.
I love bread baking; you can call it as craze or a passion. If you look at my cook book collection, bread baking books occupies about 75% and it keeps growing. I tried this seeded whole wheat bread from Tartine Book no.3 by Chad Robertson, which is the newest in my collection. I have a wish; if possible I would love to learn bread baking skills from Chad Roberston or Ken Forkish even if it for a day. I don’t know if I will get that chance, or maybe it will remain as a wish.
I have seen two kinds of cook book in my life, one which whatever you do you won’t get exact result from the recipes. Yes I have two books in my collection which I don’t want to touch again. I tried 3 recipes from each of that book thinking that one which I tried may be bad. No I was wrong, all are bad, I don’t get any luck. Then there is another one, like Tartrine and Ken Forkish’s book which is like author is standing in front of you and telling each step how to do. I love that part. As you know I am self taught bread baker, never gone to any class. I have a doctorate in Microbiology that is my only relationship with yeast. I made my own sourdough starter 4 years ago; she is so forgiving and staying with me and making delicious bread since then.
For this Seeded whole wheat bread I made some changes as I don’t have any high extraction flour in my hand. On researching I found that I can use Atta (Indian whole wheat flour) as it has most of entire wheat grains in there, I can use it for high extraction flour. Also I have to use fewer amounts of seeds as I have only that much in hand and skipped sunflower seeds. Other than that I made Seeded whole wheat bread same as author mentioned except coating the bread with seeds in the end.
When I was making the bread I was skeptical about the taste which seeds give in the bread. But once I baked the bread and sliced and had bite, it is so delicious. Now I will buy seeds in bulk and going to use it my breads. Even my kiddos loved the bread. It is the only sourdough bread that was finished within a day. You can’t stop eating them, as it so delicious. Give it try if you like sourdough bread, this seeded whole wheat bread will win your heart for sure.
Here comes the recipe.