In this episode we discuss the various ways breads are classified and take a more detailed look at the science behind the bulk fermentation process.
In the featured segment of this podcast, we discussed the different ways that breads are classified and how it can help you better understand the techniques at play when developing your own bread recipes. Most classifications are mixed and matched. A sourdough boule, as shown in the picture above, can be classified as a rustic, lean dough bread utilizing the indirect method and a natural yeast culture (AKA natural levain or sourdough starter). Remember, technique and mixing "formula" can expressed as:
Classification + Technique + Flavors = A Specific Type of Bread
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