Baking with "Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day"Bread
Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:10 PM
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 09:22 AM
And since I've been making more middle eastern dishes, I've got a bookmark on the tabbouleh bread with parsley, garlic and bulgar.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 04:25 PM
I have never baked any bread before. I buy Dave's Killer Bread and am hoping I can replace it with my own loaves.
Doing some browsing I notice I need a special container, peel and baking stone. Are they must-haves right from the start?
Posted 01 July 2012 - 06:20 PM
Special container? No - any suitably-sized, clean plastic or glass (or stainless steel, I suppose) bowl or bucket will be just fine. If your container doesn't have a lid, use plastic wrap (it doesn't need a tight seal in the fridge, but you don't want it too loose either - I find my dough can get a crust on top which affects the texture a bit).
Peel? Not really. I use a thin sheet of aluminium which as a baking tray in a past life.
Stone? Useful, but not essential (and an advantage of NOT using one is you don't have to preheat the oven for as long before you put the loaf in).
Just dive in. I've found the basic recipe from the first book is about as forgiving as it gets. I don't own book 2, but doing healthy variants of book 1's basic dough is a piece of cake (to coin a phrase ...).
Let's see your results.
Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:04 PM
I will definitely post pictures after I make my first loaf
Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:37 PM
I once made 3 loaves in different styles from that one recipe and brought them to a dinner at friends. Two people asked if I had a bread oven! (I have a old electric GE I will be replacing soon, but I fear the newer oven won't get me the same results!)
Posted 02 July 2012 - 09:48 PM
I like your idea about trying the online recipe. Is it on the book's website? I have white whole wheat flour in the house so it would work out perfectly. I usually dive right into things, buy everything imaginable even before I know if it will work for me. This will be the wiser thing to do.
I know how you feel about your oven. I feel the same exact way about mine. When I bake at my sons's house, the attachment to my own oven grows even stronger. He has a major oven and I don't like how it bakes. I like my ordinary Whirlpool.