Hazelnut and Fig Levain

Preparation info
  • Dough Yield: About


    loaves at 1.5 lb each
    • Difficulty


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By Jeffrey Hamelman

Published 2004

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Such a Small Addition of Anise Seed, yet it suffuses this loaf in a most enlivening way, tying together the concentrated sweetness of the figs and the “bass note” provided by the roasted hazelnuts. It is written here as a naturally leavened loaf, and works quite well as such. It can, however, be made with the addition of a small percentage of yeast (up to 1 percent or so) if one wishes to remove some of the acidity from the bread’s personality.