Fresh Milled Spelt Sourdough | The Fresh Loaf

This is my second loaf with fresh milled flour. Once again, I turned to Maurizio for inspiration and went with his Sourdough Spelt formula. My loaf used 30% fresh milled spelt, 30% fresh milled high extraction hard red spring wheat (Maurizio calls for Central Milling T85), and 40% Giusto’s Artisan. I used a 40 mesh sieve to sift the whole grain red wheat down to high extraction (about 85%). This loaf was 85% hydration. It was proofed in the refrigerator in a linen-lined oblong banneton and baked in an oblong clay baker. The result:

This is an incredibly delicious bread and am very happy with the result. Next time I’ll replace a bit of the high extraction wheat with some rye, but otherwise really loving the flavor of spelt.

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