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Great British Bake Off: It's Bread Week as Paul and Mary seek upper crust - Mirror.co.uk

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 10:59pm

Mirror.co.uk

Great British Bake Off: It's Bread Week as Paul and Mary seek upper crust
Mirror.co.uk
Last week Paul Hollywood said he'd completely run out of superlatives, so Mel and Sue have nipped out to the shops to get him some more, just in time for Bread Week. It's an instalment of mixed fortunes for many of the 10 remaining bakers as they ...
Great British Bake Off: Jordan Cox to tackle bread challengeNottingham Post
TV preview: The Great British Bake Off on BBC 1 at 8pmBath Chronicle

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Want bread? You're sure to find something you like in this wide and unique ... - ROCKETNEWS24

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 9:34pm

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Want bread? You're sure to find something you like in this wide and unique ...
ROCKETNEWS24
Indeed, breads of all shapes and sizes can be found, from the utterly adorable to the disturbingly realistic, and it seems the various types and flavors of bread available here are a subject of interest for foreigners as well. A YouTube video posted ...

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You too can bake artisanal quality bread at home - Press Herald

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 9:02pm

You too can bake artisanal quality bread at home
Press Herald
Homemade bread really is the difference between a good sandwich and a great one. This especially important when contemplating back-to-school lunches. A brown-bag lunch should be something to look forward to. And even a peanut butter and jelly ...

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Bread and butter: Heirloom Grill brings fresh tastes to San Rafael - Marin Independent Journal

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 2:21pm

Bread and butter: Heirloom Grill brings fresh tastes to San Rafael
Marin Independent Journal
Bread and butter: Heirloom Grill brings fresh tastes to San Rafael. By Susan Harvey. IJ correspondent. Posted: 08/19/2014 02:20:09 PM PDT. Click photo to enlarge. Chef Gerry Blake of Heirloom Grill says it offers fresh locally sourced food with some ...

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YeastSpotting 8.19.14

Wild Yeast Blog - August 19, 2014 - 12:43pm
Loaves and Rolls, First Batch Loaves and Rolls, Second Batch Flat Breads, Sweet Breads, and More YeastSpotting is a periodic collective showcase of yeasted baked goods and dishes with bread as a main ingredient. For more bread inspiration, and information on how to submit your bread, please visit the YeastSpotting archive.

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Etiquette Tip of the Week: Breaking bread at a breakfast meeting - DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 11:38am

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Breaking bread at a breakfast meeting
DesMoinesRegister.com (blog)
This week, I am doing a breakfast dining tutorial for a group of college students and professionals, so this might be a good opportunity to talk about the etiquette of breaking bread at a breakfast meeting. Do not butter a croissant. They are ...

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The Zucchini Bread Recipe That'll Save You Over 100 Calories - FitSugar.com

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 11:23am

The Zucchini Bread Recipe That'll Save You Over 100 Calories
FitSugar.com
Naturally sweetened with ripe banana, this recipe is also vegan, which cuts back on fat and cholesterol but doesn't compromise on flavor. You'll notice that the amount of zucchini in this bread may be more than a typical recipe, but it makes a ...

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Butter knife that grates cold butter means no more ripped bread - Gizmag

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 8:37am

CTV News

Butter knife that grates cold butter means no more ripped bread
Gizmag
Many a sandwich has been ruined by overzealous buttering with fridge-cold butter. The anguish of torn bread may now be a thing of the past, though, thanks to a newly-designed butter knife. The ButterUp knife has a built-in grater to soften butter for ...
Worth a toast? Knife promises to smooth out butter problemsCTV News
Knife that promises to soften and spread the butterThe Malay Mail Online

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Teen girls cited after they admit to 'bread balling' - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Google News Bread Feed - August 19, 2014 - 4:49am

MyNorthwest.com

Teen girls cited after they admit to 'bread balling'
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
Four girls were cited with reckless endangerment Sunday after they threw a wad of bread at a Benton County Sheriff's Office patrol car. A deputy was driving east on 27th Avenue when he saw a vehicle make an illegal left turn onto the road, a release said.
E. Wash. girls accused of tossing wads of bread at cop carKOMO News
Girls accused of 'bread balling' sheriff's patrol carKOIN.com

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Sheffield Church Serving Community Through Bread, Feeding Ministry - whnt.com

Google News Bread Feed - August 18, 2014 - 4:31pm

Sheffield Church Serving Community Through Bread, Feeding Ministry
whnt.com
“Well, there's a loaf of bread and there's hot dog and hamburger buns,” describes volunteer Leon Wesson. “Sometimes we get snack cakes and rolls.” Wesson has been a part of the bread ministry for more than a decade. Each week, a local distributor ...

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In the Kitchen: Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread - WTNH

Google News Bread Feed - August 18, 2014 - 11:59am

In the Kitchen: Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread
WTNH
(WTNH)– Gluten Free Chef Rob Landolphi, and his six-year-old son Andrew, show us how to make Gluten-Free Zucchini Bread. Chef Rob also talks the release of his new cookbook “Cooking Light Gluten Free Baking” Delectable from-scratch sweet and ...

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Bread and circuses - Daily Sabah

Google News Bread Feed - August 17, 2014 - 4:54pm

Bread and circuses
Daily Sabah
Bread is the "staff of life" It has been a slogan used by governments and revolutions over the centuries. Recently in Turkey, bread once again found itself in the midst of a political campaign. Why is this food source, which we take for granted, of ...

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'Best of Wheat' bread-baking contest to be held during fair - Durant Daily Democrat

Google News Bread Feed - August 17, 2014 - 12:37pm

'Best of Wheat' bread-baking contest to be held during fair
Durant Daily Democrat
To promote the art of baking bread, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission will be sponsoring a special fair category for homemade breads, the “Best of Wheat” Bread Baking Contest at the Bryan County Free Fair. “Known as the “Wheatheart”, this special food ...

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Ung: North Jersey bakery mass-produces artisanal breads - NorthJersey.com

Google News Bread Feed - August 17, 2014 - 7:23am

NorthJersey.com

Ung: North Jersey bakery mass-produces artisanal breads
NorthJersey.com
This summer, we'll be spotlighting locally produced foods and drinks that have caught the attention of North Jersey's chefs, bartenders and other tastemakers. When I am particularly wowed by restaurant bread and inquire about the source, two bakeries ...

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George Smith: Bread for the pigeons at Jack's - Anniston Star

Google News Bread Feed - August 17, 2014 - 12:39am

George Smith: Bread for the pigeons at Jack's
Anniston Star
He does that most weekday mornings, flinging bread crumbs into the Verizon parking lot next door. Pigeons come by the dozen, fluttering to a “two-point” landing to peck, strut, and all but eat out of his hand. He was there again the next time I was at ...

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Marin Voice: Cassandra Flipper stepping down at Bread and Roses - Marin Independent Journal

Google News Bread Feed - August 16, 2014 - 2:20pm

Marin Voice: Cassandra Flipper stepping down at Bread and Roses
Marin Independent Journal
Widely esteemed and highly regarded as the executive director of Marin's Bread and Roses, Flipper, 70, is stepping down after 14 years of dedicated service. Her leadership and vision after the death of its founder, Mimi Farina, has greatly expanded the ...

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New Taftville bakery cuts bread at grand opening ceremony - TheDay.com

Google News Bread Feed - August 15, 2014 - 9:45pm

New Taftville bakery cuts bread at grand opening ceremony
TheDay.com
The bakery features several regular breads baked daily, including seeded and seedless rye, pumpernickel, Italian and sourdough breads. The huge Russian rye breads are cut and sold in quarters. The café serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches and eight ...

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View Street Bread opens #toastbar inside of The Manifest in Honolulu's Chinatown - Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - August 15, 2014 - 8:38pm

View Street Bread opens #toastbar inside of The Manifest in Honolulu's Chinatown
Pacific Business News (Honolulu) (blog)
The business, located at 32 N. Hotel St., specializes in hand-crafted bread and offers a pre-set menu of different toasts topped with locally-sourced spreads and produce like homemade nutella or avocado. The toast menu only gives customers four ...

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Construction underway for Panera Bread in Fond du Lac - Appleton Post Crescent

Google News Bread Feed - August 15, 2014 - 8:38pm

Construction underway for Panera Bread in Fond du Lac
Appleton Post Crescent
FOND DU LAC – Construction equipment is visible at the future site of Panera Bread as crews prepare to work on the restaurant in front of Forest Mall in Fond du Lac. Commercial Real estate broker Will Steiner said the restaurant along West Johnson ...

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From the British Museum: how to make 2,000-year-old bread...

Farine - August 15, 2014 - 6:27pm

Video by the British Museum

For the recipe, click here
I love the string technique...  In the video, the baker says he's using buckwheat flour as the Romans did in those days but the list of ingredients in the posted recipe calls for equal amounts of spelt and whole wheat flour. Note that the bread is shaped right after mixing and that there is only one fermentation. Not a very long one at that, most likely because of the very large amount of starter and the use of wholegrain flours. No mention of steam to promote oven spring, probably because the bread found during the excavations looks quite flat. If you make the recipe at home, remember that the posted baking temperature (200°) is expressed in Celsius: it translates into 392°F.  The recipe lists gluten as an ingredient, which I find slightly odd. I can't imagine the Romans being in a position to supplement weak flour with gluten flour although, according to this article (scroll down to the paragraph titled Grains in Rome), they did favor high-gluten wheat. So maybe the added gluten is today's baker's way to approximate the wheat variety used in the original recipe. For more info on ancient Rome's access to grain, you may want to read Grain Supply to the city of Rome on Wikipedia.  Too bad the British Museum doesn't provide a crumb shot. I would have loved to see one. My guess is that the bread turned out rather dense.  What makes my head spin is the idea that a bread could stay in an oven for close to 2000 years... 

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