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Made a couple of loaves of @Shelby’s recipe for white bread.  Going into the CSO:

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I was a little nervous at this point because they didn’t seem like they’d risen as much as hers does.  I have two 8x4-inch loaf pans on my wishlist, but until I get them, I bought some heavy-duty disposable pans at Kroger.  They were 8.5x4.5-inches and we ( @Shelby and I) thought that this was probably the reason for the lack of rise.  Out of the CSO:

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I can’t seem to avoid that mummy-effect on the top of the loaves.  Out of the pans:

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It smelled good (a little over-yeasty) and wasn’t too heavy.  Slice:

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I’ve since had a sandwich and some toast with this bread and I’m really happy with it.  The texture was good – not quite as soft as I’d like, but improvements will come with practice, I think (and smaller pans).  @Shelby said that it toasted well and she’s right:

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Thank you, ma'am!!!

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2 hours ago, Kim Shook said:

 

Made a couple of loaves of @Shelby’s recipe for white bread.  Going into the CSO:

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I was a little nervous at this point because they didn’t seem like they’d risen as much as hers does.  I have two 8x4-inch loaf pans on my wishlist, but until I get them, I bought some heavy-duty disposable pans at Kroger.  They were 8.5x4.5-inches and we ( @Shelby and I) thought that this was probably the reason for the lack of rise.  Out of the CSO:

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I can’t seem to avoid that mummy-effect on the top of the loaves.  Out of the pans:

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It smelled good (a little over-yeasty) and wasn’t too heavy.  Slice:

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I’ve since had a sandwich and some toast with this bread and I’m really happy with it.  The texture was good – not quite as soft as I’d like, but improvements will come with practice, I think (and smaller pans).  @Shelby said that it toasted well and she’s right:

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Thank you, ma'am!!!

@Kim Shook  did @Shelby post the recipe anywhere?  I'd like to try it.  Did you make the dough in your bread machine?

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2 hours ago, ElsieD said:

@Kim Shook  did @Shelby post the recipe anywhere?  I'd like to try it.  Did you make the dough in your bread machine?

I don't think she did, and I haven't yet, but I'll send it to you.  I didn't make the dough in my bread machine.  I still haven't figured out the timing for that.  

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Baked a couple loaves of my cinnamon bread yesterday.  I had some timing problems with other stuff, and it got over proofed on the first rise, and the second wasn't quite enough to fill the pullman pans.   Still turned out okay.  It almost all got turned into meal prep french toast, cooked sous vide, and into the freezer.  (well, one batch is in the fridge for tomorrow....)

 

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On 9/18/2020 at 5:31 PM, Kim Shook said:

I don't think she did, and I haven't yet, but I'll send it to you.  I didn't make the dough in my bread machine.  I still haven't figured out the timing for that.  

 

I made @Shelby's bread recipe today.  i made 1/2 the recipe and made the dough in the bread machine.   I used instant yeast.  The three pictures are of the dough when first placed in the pan, the second after proofing in the CSO and finally, after baking.  I used the same size pan you did.  I haven't cut into it yet and likely won't until tomorrow.  If you'd like to see a picture of the crumb I'll post it, otherwise I won't bother.

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4 hours ago, ElsieD said:

 

I made @Shelby's bread recipe today.  i made 1/2 the recipe and made the dough in the bread machine.   I used instant yeast.  The three pictures are of the dough when first placed in the pan, the second after proofing in the CSO and finally, after baking.  I used the same size pan you did.  I haven't cut into it yet and likely won't until tomorrow.  If you'd like to see a picture of the crumb I'll post it, otherwise I won't bother.

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That looks great!  And, yes, I'd love to see a picture after you cut it!  Thank you!

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I made this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Bread yesterday.  

I didn't think to take a photo but it looked a lot like the picture shown and it was amazingly good.  Tastes like Fall!

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3 hours ago, lindag said:

I made this recipe for Apple Cinnamon Bread yesterday.  

I didn't think to take a photo but it looked a lot like the picture shown and it was amazingly good.  Tastes like Fall!

 

I bet this recipe would make great muffins.  I've saved the recipe and once I get a spark of my cooking mojo back, I'll make them.

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 Fed my starters on Monday. One with rye and one with white and used 40gs of discard in each of  three 500g flour batches of dough with one gram of yeast. 

Dough went into the fridge.  Took one out on Tuesday and baked five small baguettes and Matt used one on Wednesday to make a pizza

and the third batch got baked Wednesday as well for four more baguettes. 

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Half of Tuesday's batch.  Sliced warm because Moe wanted bread and butter. 

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First time banking in my new home. Going from a fancy Wolf oven to a spartan Frigidaire...no convection, barely a grill. I was worried 😁 I had to bake the pizza in teglia 4 minutes more than usual. I think the result is not as good as my previous oven but not bad either. The bread had surprisingly a better spring and came out quite nice. 

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19 minutes ago, Franci said:

First time banking in my new home. Going from a fancy Wolf oven to a spartan Frigidaire...no convection, barely a grill. I was worried 😁 I had to bake the pizza in teglia 4 minutes more than usual. I think the result is not as good as my previous oven but not bad either. The bread had surprisingly a better spring and came out quite nice. 

 

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Quite nice! I find that ovens can be like children - all different and sometimes the ones you think need remedial help turn out to bring immense joy. I am not putting down the technical bakers especially those baking for sale. But I have trouble envisioning bread in a wood fired oven that is the same daily unless you are the baker with the intense relationship with the fire & oven.  I could be so wrong.  Bake on - we look forward to your efforts!

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1 hour ago, heidih said:

Quite nice! I find that ovens can be like children - all different and sometimes the ones you think need remedial help turn out to bring immense joy. I am not putting down the technical bakers especially those baking for sale. But I have trouble envisioning bread in a wood fired oven that is the same daily unless you are the baker with the intense relationship with the fire & oven.  I could be so wrong.  Bake on - we look forward to your efforts!

 

Definitely...I was ready to substitute this oven but I might give it some time and see if it’s enough to cover my needs. 

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14 hours ago, Chris Hennes said:

My latest cooking video is live, and of course it's a bread product... this time, Cheese Buns, inspired by The Hunger Games...

 

 

Very nice.

I've just happened to be looking at Japanese style mochi-cheese buns last night. The same general idea, but using sticky rice flour results in a elastic texture. A bit like pan de queso.

~ Shai N.

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With the exception of 1 or 1 pizzas, it's been too hot lately for me to want to crank up the oven to make any bread but I did some in a pan yesterday. 

A batch of chapattis from the recipe in Made in India:

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Then, using the same dough and some leftover dosa potatoes that I mashed up, I made a few aloo parathas

Dough and potato balls:

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Rolled out:

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Wrapped:

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Done:

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