a matter of leaven



would like to ask whether there is a guide when using leaven with different types of bread.

1) one has a plain flour type leaven would it be more suited for white bread

2) one has a rye leaven would it be more suited for rye and wholemeal bread.

When one interchange it, I guess the proving times would be different, taste perhaps too. I tried using the 1st one with wholemeal flour, the results were ok.


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Bill44 2006 June 6

I dont know if it matters all that much Francis. Some bakers use a rye starter for everything.
If I'm doing white or wholemeal then I just use a white starter. With my rye loaves which are 1/3rye 2/3white I use a started that has been fed in the same proportions.

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