Nantes Tourton

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #1
    Put into a food-processor bowl: 400 g flour, 15 g yeast, 7 g salt, 50 g Soured dough and 310 ml milk (cold).
  2. 10 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #2
    Knead on slow speed for 10 minutes.

    Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
  3. 3 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #3
    Stop kneading to add 10 g Vanilla sugar, 50 g caster sugar and 50 g butter.

    Knead again, still on slow speed, until the butter and sugar are completely mixed un.
  4. 1 hourNantes Tourton : Photo of step #4
    Gather the dough (it is quite normal for this to be very sticky) into a ball and transfer to a clean bowl. Cover with a sheet of plastic. Leave to rest for 1 hour.
  5. 2 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #5
    After resting, "break" the dough (similar to knocking back with a firmer dough) by stretching it upwards and letting it fall back sharply into the bowl. Do this 2 or 3 times.
  6. 4 hoursNantes Tourton : Photo of step #6
    Gather the dough into a ball again, cover with plastic film and leave in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. 3 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #7
    The dough will be easier to handle when it is really cold. Tip it onto a floured work surface and press it flat, then shape into a loaf: round, long (like this one), or whatever you prefer.

    Place the loaf on a baking sheet.
  8. 1 hour 30 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #8
    Glaze and leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.
  9. 1 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #9
    Preheat the oven to 370°F (190°C).

    Glaze the loaf again.
  10. 40 min.Nantes Tourton : Photo of step #10
    Slash the top in a criss-cross pattern (French bakers call this a "polka" cut).
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    Bake for about 40 minutes.
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    Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Remarks:

You can make a richer tourton by adding chocolate chips or raisins.

Source:

Home made.

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