Dark bread

Couronne Bretonne

Another experiment with the yeast water is the Couronne Bretonne. This recipe consists of three different flours: T80, T65 and buckwheat. The proportion of buckwheat flour is low at 10%, but this gives the bread a slightly earthy, tangy taste… weiterlesen

Pain au Levain

“Pain au Levain” is a real gem of a bread and is also a true masterpiece for every hobby baker. It requires experience with sourdough and a good feeling for the proper dough maturity. This is a mixed wheat bread… weiterlesen

Merano Striezl

The baking process is crucial for good bread quality. The decisive elements are the initial baking temperature, the initial bottom heat, the final baking temperature and the baking time. Initial Baking Temperature: The criteria of the baking process vary from… weiterlesen

Pane di Zucca Carota

Of course people have different tastes in bread, one loves sour breads, the other only mild. Differences are possible from region to region and it may well be that wholemeal breads are deliberately baked with an intense and strong acidic… weiterlesen

Pane di farina di segale (Rye Bread)

The key to making good wholegrain bread is a flawless sourdough. Any type of sourdough is suitable for making wholegrain breads, provided it is based on wholegrains. For conventional rye breads, 34-45% of the flour is soured in order to… weiterlesen

Pane Acida

Another bread from the sourdough course at the Merano mill is the “Pane Acida”. The sourdough is made in a 2-step process and is a good compromise from a 3-step process. There is no need to refresh. The first stage… weiterlesen

Shepherd’s Loaf

In order to be able to organize the upcoming baking course for rye bread in the Meraner Mühle, I was given different types of flour to test. At first I thought that the Italian rye flours were very similar to… weiterlesen

Bohemian Forest Bread

Before we turn to breakfast baked goods, I want to present two more breads. The Bohemian Forest Bread is an all-rounder with full-bodied taste. This comes from using a traditional 2-stage sourdough, which is marked by pleasantly mild notes and… weiterlesen

Krems Valley Bread

A bread with the pure taste of rye! A dark loaf with aromatic sour notes, that is distinctly made from rye. The addition of dark rye and soaked leftover bread provide for the dark color and also the excellent shelf-life. … weiterlesen

Störibrot

To this day, St. Stephen’s Day in Austria is celebrated by maintaining traditional customs. Classically, it is considered the day on which the family visits their grandparents, other relatives or friends to exchange gifts with them. In Upper Austria, St. weiterlesen

Light Country Bread

The total baking time usually determines the point at which bread and other baked goods are completely baked through. The following methods are available to check whether something is actually baked all the way through:  Checking the core temperature: It… weiterlesen

Baden Landbrot

The mild rye sour and the fruity aroma of the wheat pre-dough result in a mixed wheat bread with a hearty crumb and rustic crust for summer evening barbecues. When I worked it up, I only folded the bread and… weiterlesen