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The Bread Topic (2016-)

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13 hours ago, keychris said:

Practically bread ;)

 

 

 

 

Could you send me maybe a dozen of those? They look lovely. Croissants are something I have never attempted, and don't expect I shall. I see too much potential for making a hellacious mess and a dismal failure.

 

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@keychris  i ccould go for some of those.  They look wonderful.  I did a bit of scrolling through your pictures and I just love the cuckoo clocks.  They're pretty special.

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6 hours ago, ElsieD said:

@keychris  i ccould go for some of those.  They look wonderful.  I did a bit of scrolling through your pictures and I just love the cuckoo clocks.  They're pretty special.

 

Thanks @ElsieD!

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Pullman loaf.  Had a heck of a time getting the lid off as the dough rose a bit more than expected.  Had to call in the heavy artillery aka John to get the thing off.

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Today's Bake - Bialys and Boules.

I have had a craving for bialys ever since I saw @shain's posted recently.

Divided a 500g batch of dough made on Monday, into 1/3rds.

 

Shaped two small boules and while they were proofing shaped

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five Bialys with the remaining dough. Filled with sauted onions and poppy seeds.

Both the Bialys and the Boules were baked in the CSO using the Bread setting with steam.

Bialys were baked first because they didn't require a proofing.

 

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Cut one of the Bialys in half to see the crumb. Same shine as my baguettes.

 

 

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@Ann_T  You make the most amazing breads!  They look wonderful.

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@Ann_T There's a bakery for sale in Penticton!!  Nudge Nudge, Wink, Wink.  If only :x  It's much more sunny and way warmer than the Island!  And we have better wine.

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4 hours ago, Okanagancook said:

@Ann_T There's a bakery for sale in Penticton!!  Nudge Nudge, Wink, Wink.  If only :x  It's much more sunny and way warmer than the Island!  And we have better wine.

 

I love your area.  In the summer.  That is the one thing I miss about living on the Island.  I'm from Ontario and I miss a  hot summer.   But I do like our winters here.    We get very little snow.  One or two minor snowfalls a year.   Sometimes none.   After having lived in Northern Ontario for five long years, I really do hate winter.  

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21 minutes ago, Ann_T said:

 

I love your area.  In the summer.  That is the one thing I miss about living on the Island.  I'm from Ontario and I miss a  hot summer.   But I do like our winters here.    We get very little snow.  One or two minor snowfalls a year.   Sometimes none.   After having lived in Northern Ontario for five long years, I really do hate winter.  

I'd be taking Cowichan Bay over Northern Ontario any day.

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Twice in the last ten days there have been yellow jackets on my bread.  This is disturbing on many levels.

 

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10 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Twice in the last ten days there have been yellow jackets on my bread.  This is disturbing on many levels.

 

 

Alive?

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25 minutes ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Indeed.

 

My sympathies.  I hate the suckers.

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I'm wondering if I should throw the bread out?  About a 750 gram boule.  Modernist Bread has much interesting information but I didn't find yellow jackets in the index.

 

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Having heard about Dave's Killer Bread, the 21 grain one, and having bought and eaten a loaf, I decided to take a recipe for a grain bread I have been baking, make a few substitutions and see if I could come close to replicating it..  For the poolish, I subbed hi-protein multi grain bread mix (30 gms of protein per 100 gms.) for the bread flour.   I used 12 grain cereal in lieu of the harvest grains blend from KAF.  Finally, where the recipe called for whole wheat flour I used 12 grain flour.  We are happy campers, the bread is delicious and makes s terrific vehicle for peanut butter!

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1 hour ago, ElsieD said:

Having heard about Dave's Killer Bread, the 21 grain one, and having bought and eaten a loaf, I decided to take one of the KAF recipes, make a few substitutions and see if I could come close to replicating it..  For the poolish, I subbed hi-protein multi grain bread mix (30 gms of protein per 100 gms.) for the bread flour.   I used 12 grain cereal in lieu of the harvest grains blend from KAF.  Finally, where the recipe called for whole wheat flour I used 12 grain flour.  We are happy campers, the bread is delicious and makes s terrific vehicle for peanut butter!

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I'd love to know which recipe you went from. Were the sub flours also KA products?

 

 

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1 hour ago, kayb said:

 

I'd love to know which recipe you went from. Were the sub flours also KA products?

 

 

 

I apologize.  It is not a KAF recipe, I discovered when I looked for it.  The recipe originally came from a Craftsy course taught by Michael Kalanty.  I changed it a bit to include the KAF Harvest Grains mixture which is why I thought I got the recipe from their web site.  I have eliminated the KAF reference from my post.  I purchased the substitutions from a bulk food store called Bulk Barn.

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@ElsieD, that loaf is flat-out gorgeous. Congratulations!

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Been making pretzel rolls for about 6 months and I'm getting fairly good at it.  Now these taste delicious, but they got a bit out of hand in terms of size.  I was planning on making them for hamburger buns, but I got them too big.  And then when I dipped them in the hot water/baking soda mix, they grew.  Then they grew again during baking.  Too big for my burger tastes, but I'm quite sure they'll be good with butter or mustard.  Or just the way they are.

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Dinner Rolls.

no knead recipe.

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Fed my starter this week.  Hadn't fed it since the beginning of February.  Fed with fresh milled Canadian Organic rye.   Doubled in less than six hours. 

Fed it again and used some of the discard to make a biga.  Left overnight Sunday and  made a 1000g batch of dough on Monday.  Baked half the same day and the remainder on Wednesday.

 

 

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Same day loaf.

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Wednesday's bake. Sliced Thursday morning for breakfast.


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I made Julia Child's hamburger bun recipe.  She says to make it in the food processor.  I started with that but the dough was so stiff I was concerned my machine would pack it in so switched the dough to my Kitchen Aid with the dough hook.

They take awhile to make with all the dough rising and they are larger than the kind of buns we prefer.  My first attempt at buns so pleased with how they turned out.DSC02449.thumb.jpg.a4d39b45a61913e1e534dc008c2a456a.jpgDSC02450.thumb.jpg.075d551b0158dc3e0dd0024078626376.jpgDSC02452.thumb.jpg.3bbc0c51812ff679747bf5b5e3661663.jpg


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