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This is his Wheat Bread with Multigrain Soaker.

Two whole loafs of bread

The dough uses a pate fermente which is made with 35% of the formula's flour.

The soaker is comprised of millet, cracked wheat, coarse, corn meal and rolled oats. The total fermentation time is 2 hours with the dough getting turned after the first hour.

Progress of bread starter

The shaped loaves proof for 60-90 minutes.

Two raw loafs rising

Oven Ready.

Loafs prepped for the oven

Nice oven spring and great crust development.

Two baked loafs

My goal here was a sandwich bread and this works beautifully!

The flavor developed from the preferment, 50% whole wheat and the soaker is great. The soaker gives the crumb a great texture too.

Loaf of bread cut in half

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