No Knead Brioche
My girlfriend and I have just started making pastry and we wanted to try our hand at croissants (she did all the work on these, I’m just here to cheer her on).
We’re a little bummed that because the dough was sprinting back into its original shape before shaping, we couldn’t get multiple spirals in the croissants, nor did we get a crescent shape.
we also, for the life of us, could not get hem to keep their shape in the oven. They would unravel and fan out every time.
I bought a stone and made pizza using my sourdough recipe. The dough is terrific. The pizzas turned out really good BUT, the bottom of the crust did not brown at all (I realize this is not a brick oven, just our kitchen oven). The funny thing is the top was great; bubbly well cooked and browned nicely. No broiler time at all. Nice airy puffy outer ring of crust too.
Does anyone know how to get a bit of char on the bottom of the crust? Any advise?
I converted my 100% wheat flour starter into 66% NMNF starter 2 weeks ago. The result was a disaster. In just 2 weeks in the fridge, it lost almost all its yeast power. The second week when I used it to build a levain, it failed to rise 4 hours after the second feed. Even after discarding and replacing the last feed it failed again to rise after 4 hours. I almost lost hope and started to mix a new starter from zero. I even had to use IDY to save my family's weekly pizza night.
What 5 Grains are in Hamelman’s Five-Grain Levain? I’ve baked this too many times to count. Today I was mixing the soaker and realized that I didn’t see 5 grains in the formula. Since I work from a spreadsheet I thought for sure that it was my error. After checking the book it appears not.
The bread in question is in Jeffrey Hamelman’s book, “Bread”.
Am I missing something?
I’ve been baking in an oblong clay cloche. When I move the proofed dough from the banneton to the cloche via sling the dough is too wide.
Any ideas about proofing a loaf in a container that is not as wide?
Thanks in Advance,
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