Bread Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by why, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Froze one loaf to run an experiment. I want to see if frozen, homemade loafs can be revived. Next time I make a batch, I'm going to make a slurry and let it sit overnight to gain extra flavours.

    They can't.
    They will not be the same.
    That is the upside and downside of a baguette.
    You will, however, be able to make croutons or panzanella.
     
  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    And the finished product:

    [​IMG]

    Recipe was just flour, water, salt, yeast.

    Froze one loaf to run an experiment. I want to see if frozen, homemade loafs can be revived. Next time I make a batch, I'm going to make a slurry and let it sit overnight to gain extra flavours.


    That baguette doesn't look right, but props for trying. [​IMG]
     
  3. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Yeah Carrefour does, and some chain shops like Paris Baguette, Wei Duo Mei, etc. do, but it doesn't compare to a "rustic" thick-crust freshly baked loaf.

    Beijing has a Fauchon, which has fairly good bread.
     
  4. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    Everyone at least once have to try real Finnish rye bread. Even Russian rye is not as good as Finnish.
    This is bread I cannot live without. It is delicious.

    http://www.nordicbreads.com/
     
  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    That baguette doesn't look right, but props for trying. [​IMG]

    I'm with the Geek.

    Full disclosure: I was in France last week, so I'm, like, an expert...


    Did I say baguette? If I did, I meant French bread. It turned out better than the local store bought.

    I'll try an actual baguette next time, which will involve using much less dough.

    Edit: just checked. Nope, did not say it was baguette. Kyle did call it that though.
     
  6. CDFS

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    Did I say baguette? If I did, I meant French bread. It turned out better than the local store bought.

    I'll try an actual baguette next time, which will involve using much less dough.

    Edit: just checked. Nope, did not say it was baguette. Kyle did call it that though.


    Mmh, guess I'm way, way off base then. In my eyes 'French bread' is a baquette, but I guess it could be something like French fries, which are actually American fries or Brussels sprouts which are not really grown in the city proper.

    Anyway, one way to improve this bread imo, is to slice the indentations instead of press them. If only for the looks.

    Homemade bread can be excellent, though.
     
  7. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Mmh, guess I'm way, way off base then. In my eyes 'French bread' is a baquette, but I guess it could be something like French fries, which are actually American fries or Brussels sprouts which are not really grown in the city proper.

    Anyway, one way to improve this bread imo, is to slice the indentations instead of press them. If only for the looks.

    Homemade bread can be excellent, though.


    We call a baguette, "baguette" and a French bread is made in a similar manner, but is bigger (like the loaf I made).

    If you were to actually look at the shaped dough, you would see the dough was in fact sliced.

    Looking forward to seeing some of your efforts.
     
  8. CDFS

    CDFS Senior member

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    We call a baguette, "baguette" and a French bread is made in a similar manner, but is bigger (like the loaf I made).

    If you were to actually look at the shaped dough, you would see the dough was in fact sliced.


    Way, way, (...) way off base...
    Looking forward to seeing some of your efforts.

    I may someday.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Way, way, (...) way off base...

    You were, but I make allowances due to language and geography. It's understandable.

    I may someday.

    I look forward to it.
     
  10. why

    why Senior member

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    Another bread-making day.

    [​IMG]

    This is the same bread as in my last post sans egg dumped all over it. I remembered to take a picture before it was mostly eaten this time.
     
  11. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Nice looking crust.
     
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    Bought some pana de casa bread. Sliced it, put some English blue stilton on, and placed under a hot grill until cheese melted. Nice.
     

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