Fortuna Wheat Loaf
Planting Date: April 10, 2015
Harvest Date: August 3, 2015
Yield: 24 bushels/acre (Modern wheats yield 35 bushels/acre)
Fortuna Wheat was never supposed to get its time in the spotlight. Long forgotten by most farmers because it grew too tall, it didn’t produce incredible yields. Fortunately, a few farmers bucked common wisdom and saw the potential to grow something truly special from the best grains on Earth.
|Grain Mix:||Fortuna Wheat three ways: Whole Milled Fortuna Wheat, Cracked Fortuna Wheat Berries, Fortuna White Flour|
|Pre-Firmament:||Fortuna Whole Wheat Sponge and Fortuna Whole Wheat|
|Fermentation Time:||5 hours|
This loaf has levels of texture from the Fortuna grain mix, including a crispy crust and a mixed crumb from the cracked wheat berries. Sweet and sour pre-ferments balance each other perfectly, with tangy notes and subtle, natural sweetness from raisin juice.
Smooth goat cheese and a side of dried apricots