Activated Charcoal, Sunflower Seed and Walnut Sourdough Bread
In order to celebrate World Bread Day, I have decided to bake something special, just to move out of my comfort zone. So I have baked something unusual, an Activated Charcoal, Sunflower Seed and Walnut Sourdough Bread!
I was intimidated with the colour at first but it was something that I wanted to try, something about it that really piqued my interest. Finding the charcoal powder was not easy but I got them at last and I bought a few bottles. Not knowing what to expect either, I went ahead and bake it anyway. Below is a short journey of my Activated Charcoal Sourdough journey and I hope you would enjoy reading through.
Charcoal Powder Autolyze stage….messy job, please wear an apron!
Sticky business despite being at 65% hydration Line canvas with lots of flour and off to the fridge
And finally, the customary crumb shot. The bread as it turned out, has a very mellow taste profile. Just don’t get intimidated with the colour, it’s all good and worth the work.
Last but not least, a homemade Red Velvet Cupcake to reward myself : )
As usual, all comments and suggestions are welcome. Happy baking everyone!