Soft wheat no-knead bread

Whole wheat no-knead bread

I wondered what would happen if I used all soft white wheat berries with this no-knead technique. Would it be as light and airy as when I use AP flour?

Recipe

NY Times No-Knead Bread

Process notes

  • used 100% soft white wheat berries
  • 16-hour resting time

Results

This was an experiment, since everyone recommends using a high-gluten flour and soft white wheat berries aren’t high in gluten. And while I was disappointed in how it turned out, I wasn’t entirely surprised — it did indeed turn out quite brickish. It’s a dense little loaf that didn’t have any oven spring like when I use AP flour. But I’m sure it won’t go uneaten. After all, it’s bread!

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