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

  1. Britalian

    Britalian Senior member

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    I am constantly surprised at the dearth of variety here in Italy, considering how food obsessed its people are.
    Compared to the UK, even, the choice of breads with seeds and grains, different flours etc is very small. There are occasional outlets offering more variety but as for the larger supermarkets, the choice is quite restricted.
     


  2. why

    why Senior member

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    Bought some pana de casa bread.

    [​IMG]
     


  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    My first try in breadmaking.

    [​IMG]

    Too much yeast, not enough rising and needs more salt. Tastes pretty good anyway.

    The next picture will make its failings obvious to all

    [​IMG]

    Will try again soon


    Well, the important thing is, it was edible. Practice makes perfect.
     


  4. CDFS

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    Well, the important thing is, it was edible. Practice makes perfect.

    Yes, but as I've been to france, I have high standards. You'll understand.
     


  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Yes, but as I've been to france, I have high standards. You'll understand.

    Indeed. I prefer to encourage folks at these efforts though vs. being overly critical. When it comes to handmade efforts like this, I stick to the, "If it's edible, it's a success."
     


  6. underwearer

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    I love bread...That "French Bread" posted earlier I believe would be called a batard.

    To me the keys are a sourdough starter, and introducing steam early in the baking to produce a thick, chewy crust for french baguettes or boules. Baking stones are nice but not that crucial IMO. with Bread, much like beer all the hard work is done by the yeast, we just get the ball rolling and they take care of the rest.

    I havent made bread in months, I just fed a white culture I started a few days ago and it will be a starter in a week or so and Ill be baking again. (patience is another key to great bread)
     


  7. raven37457

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  8. Johnny_5

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    Looks like sperm swimming on top.
     


  9. GQgeek

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    Indeed. I prefer to encourage folks at these efforts though vs. being overly critical. When it comes to handmade efforts like this, I stick to the, "If it's edible, it's a success."

    Don't be so sensitive. Everyone likes your sausage, but that baguette is a little thick if it's meant to be french. [​IMG]
     


  10. BP348

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    No-Knead Bread

    Easiest bread recipe in the world. No kneading. Imprecise measuring. You require a heavy pot with a lid (I use a le Creuset). The crust is excellent.


    This is how I make my bread & I have a le Creuset as well.

    If anyone wants to see a video on how to make this No-Knead bread check out;

    www.breadtopia.com
     


  11. why

    why Senior member

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    Don't bake the sage with the focaccia. Bake the bread then add the sage with some oil. Looks good, though.
     


  12. raven37457

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    Don't bake the sage with the focaccia. Bake the bread then add the sage with some oil. Looks good, though.

    Thanks, I should have knowing how delicate a sage leaf is. Oh well, next time. There was also chopped sage inside.
     


  13. underwearer

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    I have 2 books: 'Breads from the La Brea Bakery' by Nancy Silverton and 'Secrets of a Jewish Baker' by George Greenstein


    If you're a sourdough nut like me get Silvertons book
     


  14. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

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    Don't be so sensitive. Everyone likes your sausage, but that baguette is a little thick if it's meant to be french. [​IMG]

    I'm not being sensitive; I'm telling you that you're wrong. You should be used to that here. [​IMG]

    Batard:

    [​IMG]
     


  15. Johnny_5

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    Did you make that bread Pio? It looks great.
     


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