Jura bread

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Jura bread
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For 2 loaves, you will need:


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34 min.4 hours 50 min.45 min.6 hours 9 min.

Step by step recipe

1Put 450 g plain white flour (French Type 65) and 50 g rye flour into a food-processor bowl.

In this recipe, wine is used instead of the usual water, which will give the bread a very special flavour.

Weigh 300 ml dry white wine. Do try to use a Jura white wine made with Savignin grapes if possible.
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2In bread-making, the water temperature is always important. It's not a fixed value, but related to 3 other temperatures: 1) the temperature of your flour, 2) the room temperature in your kitchen, and 3) the basic temperature of this recipe, which is 56-60°C.

You can calculate the temperature of the water for this recipe in one click, using this small calculator.
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3Once the wine is at the right temperature, pour it onto the flour and mix for 5 minutes, just enough to mix the wine into the flour.

Cover the dough with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 1 hour.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.
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4Meanwhile, toast 175 g walnuts by putting them on a baking sheet in the oven at 360°F (180°C) for 10 minutes. Set aside.Jura bread : etape 25
5Dice 175 g Comté cheese.

Set aside.
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6After resting for 1 hour, remove the plastic sheet from the bowl of dough and add 250 g leaven, 5 g yeast and 9 g salt.Jura bread : etape 25
7Knead for 10 minutes.Jura bread : etape 25
8After 10 minutes of kneading, add the walnuts and Comté. Continue kneading just until these are well mixed in.Jura bread : etape 25
9Gather the dough into a ball and transfer to a clean bowl. Cover with a plastic sheet.

Leave to rest for 1 hour 30 minutes.
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10After resting, cut the dough into pieces of the required size and roll into balls.

Cover the balls with a plastic sheet and leave to rest for 20 minutes.
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11After this resting, shape the balls into loaves and lay in proving baskets (bannetons) or tins (or your choice of mould) lined with a cloth.

Leave for 2 hours.
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12Preheat the oven to 460°F (240°C).

Turn the loaves out and slash the tops.
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13Bake for about 35 minutes, not forgetting the steam.Jura bread : etape 25
14Take out of the oven when nicely browned and leave to cool on a wire rack.Jura bread : etape 25


To be sure the wine is at the right temperature, it is best to microwave it in its container by 10 second bursts, checking with an electronic thermometer each time. If you do not have a microwave, heat the wine in a small pan on low heat until it reaches the right temperature.
If you are baking your bread in a proper bread oven, sit each loaf on a sheet of cooking parchment, otherwise the cheese will stick them to the oven floor. Of course, if you do not have the authentic ingredients from the Jura (such a pity!), you can use any dry white wine and an easily available cheese like Emmental. These will work just fine.
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January 29th 2022.