It seems like I’ve been having really good luck with the BBA breads lately so it was only a matter of time before I ran into another dud. Yup, that beautiful loaf of bread was nothing but a waste of my beloved sesame seeds.

It was a simple bread although it took 3 days. Day 1 was mixing the pre-ferment and allowing that to rise before letting it sit overnight in the fridge. Day 2 was mixing the actual bread, shaping it, and then letting the bread hang out in the fridge overnight. Day 3 was baking.

Not a lot of work but a lot of time.

I prepared my oven as I have for the past couple breads (hearth baking) but this bread didn’t have quite the spring that the others had. The crumb was very tight and it was just a very dense bread.

If you’re interested in trying to bread, check out The Bread Baker’s Apprentice. The formula is on page 198. And be sure you visit the BBA blogroll to check on the other bakers!



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