Today I had a little break, and caught up from work took a little time to relax, and get inspired watching King of Baking Kim Tak Goo a Korean drama which takes place in the world of bread baking 🙂
I was trying a King Arthur recipe (love their products) and it really looked much nicer today. No flat loaves! Inspired by the show I wanted to do it all by hand and feel the dough in my fingers and get a better feel for how wet or dry my dough was. It turned out that it really helped and as I had suspected my other loaves needed a bit more flour.
I was happy as I was rewarded with a much better rise, a much fluffier dough, and ultimately three loaves of very tasty bread.
Three loaves. Onion & Sea Salt, Garlic & Salt, and Pesto. Each brushed on the top with egg yolk wash.
The recipe, for me, made great texture, but because it utilized 2 teaspoons of commercial yeast, it wasn’t very sour. I am considering experimenting with it and forgoing the commercial yeast and opting for an overnight rise instead (if that works).