Whole Wheat Levain (Jeffrey Hamelman)

Whole Wheat Levain (Jeffrey Hamelman)

Submitted by KathyF on August 12, 2015 – 7:19pm.

I have a friend who wanted a loaf with more whole wheat in it, so I decided to try Jeffrey Hamelman’s Whole Wheat Levain. It is 50% whole wheat and 50% bread flour. Hydration is 69%. I used KA white whole wheat. I think it turned out pretty good! I like how the crumb turned out. I am working on using a lighter touch when handling and forming the loaf.