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Protein Banana Bread - POPSUGAR

Google News Bread Feed - March 16, 2015 - 5:41pm

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Protein Banana Bread
POPSUGAR
Protein powder, soy yogurt, and flaxmeal combine to give this vegan banana bread a powerful punch of nutrition. The upside is that you can't taste the difference between it and a traditional piece of banana bread whatsoever. Just ask my husband. Wait ...

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Easy to Make for St. Patrick's Day: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest - KQED (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - March 16, 2015 - 4:50pm

KQED (blog)

Easy to Make for St. Patrick's Day: Irish Soda Bread with Currants and Orange Zest
KQED (blog)
Back when I worked as a professional baker at La Farine in Rockridge, we made magnificent loaves of Irish soda bread–rich with butter, eggs, sugar, and raisins or even chopped dried apricots–which were quickly snapped up (and truly incredible fresh out ...
Farm to Market Bread Company's Irish soda bread recipefox4kc.com
Irish soda bread recipe for St. Patrick's DayPennLive.com
Sweet Irish soda breadChristian Science Monitor
Yahoo Food -Detroit Free Press -RiverheadLOCAL
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Super Peel Giveaway

Artisan Bread in 5 - March 16, 2015 - 11:41am

This is a Super Peel. It is one of those products, like the Danish Dough Whisk, that changes the game for baking with our dough. I was skeptical that this cloth-covered peel would do the trick of transferring our wet dough onto the hot stone in the oven without sticking. I’ve come to use parchment to guarantee the dough won’t stick to the peel, but that’s not at all necessary with the Super Peel. Even after an 1 1/2 hour resting time the dough slid right off the cloth, no sticking, no prying it off with a dough scraper. Voila! The most exciting part is that it scoops the loaf off the hot stone with as much ease. No more chasing the loaf to the back of the oven while trying to get it back on the peel.

Now that we are heading into grilling season, and there is nothing better than pizza on the grill, you have to watch this video about using the Super Peel for transferring pizzas. Gary Casper invented the Super Peel and generously shared the Peel with me to try out. I loved it so much I asked him to do a giveaway so we could share one with you. *Leave a note in the comments below and you will be eligible to win a Super Peel.

I used a Banneton to shape this loaf. It was a beautiful loaf, but not a true test of the super peel, since the dough does all of its rise in the basket, so it is only sitting on the peel for a few minutes before heading into the oven. The next one I made sat for 1 1/2 hours and it still slid right off.

I slashed the dough with a lame (pronounced laam), which slid right through the wet dough. We say to use a serrated knife, but if you’re a kitchen gadget type, you may want to give a lame a try. The one I used is made from black walnut and was a gift from Sarah, but you can get a lame that work just as well, but aren’t as fancy.

To successfully use the Super Peel just dust the cloth with flour, set your loaf on it, let it rise for the specified amount of time. This loaf sat for 1 1/2 hours and still slid right off, no sticking.

Slash the loaf and then use the Super Peel to easily slide the loaf onto the Baking Stone. The peel comes with instructions on how to assemble (easy) and how to use it (also very easy) to slide the loaf or pizza off the peel and how to them simply scoop it back up. It is a very clever system that reminds me of the deck oven loaders I used in culinary school. When I saw this peel it was a “why didn’t I think of that?” moment. So simple, but so effective.

Once the loaf is baked, just put the peel up against the loaf and the cloth will pull it back onto the peel. You have to see the videos to believe it.

The use of the banneton gives the loaf a beautiful ringed look. Once you are comfortable with our basic recipe it is fun to play with some of these kitchen toys to get a different look to your loaves. None of these things are necessary to get a great loaf, but some make the process easier or just more fun!

Leave a note below to win a Super Peel.

*All of our regular contest rules apply. You can read those rules here.

 

Consistency is the key to success in bread baking and biology - Phys.Org

Google News Bread Feed - March 16, 2015 - 9:00am

Phys.Org

Consistency is the key to success in bread baking and biology
Phys.Org
Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae often referred to as bakers yeast. Credit: (c) IFR. Whether you're baking bread or building an organism, the key to success is consistently adding ingredients in the ...
Consistency: The key to success in bread baking, biologyR & D Magazine

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Archaeologists Unearth World's Oldest Pretzels In Germany: 250-Year-Old Bread - Tech Times

Google News Bread Feed - March 16, 2015 - 7:36am

Tech Times

Archaeologists Unearth World's Oldest Pretzels In Germany: 250-Year-Old Bread
Tech Times
The archaeologists suggest that the baked products were well preserved as they were entirely carbonized. Codreanu-Windauer suggests that a baker may have forgotten about the bread pieces in the oven. After finding the burned pieces, the baker may have ...
Archaeologists dig out charred fragments of the world's oldest breadGizmodo India
World's oldest baked bread unearthed in GermanyJagran Post
250-Year-Old Pretzels Found in GermanyNDTV

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Blend Bread into a Dressing for an Egg-Free Creamy Texture - Lifehacker

Google News Bread Feed - March 16, 2015 - 7:09am

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Blend Bread into a Dressing for an Egg-Free Creamy Texture
Lifehacker
Salad can be a great healthy meal, but if you don't want the calories and fat that come with a heavy dressing, try using bread as a thickening agent. You'll get a rich, creamy texture without using eggs or mayo to get it. This is especially useful if ...

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The perils of feeding bread to ducks - BBC News

Google News Bread Feed - March 16, 2015 - 5:29am

BBC News

The perils of feeding bread to ducks
BBC News
It's a seemingly innocent pastime. But experts warn that feeding ducks bread is not just bad for the bird's health - it can damage entire ecosystems, says Justin Parkinson. Throwing crumbs of stale bread in a pond or river is a ritual of family days ...
Don't feed the ducks bread, say conservationistsThe Guardian
Feed ducks frozen peas instead of stale bread, charity asksThe Independent
Feed the ducks with frozen peas not bread, says Canal & River TrustTelegraph.co.uk
International Business Times UK
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Caraway in soda bread? Erin go blech!: Dennis Roddy - PennLive.com

Google News Bread Feed - March 15, 2015 - 7:18am

PennLive.com

Caraway in soda bread? Erin go blech!: Dennis Roddy
PennLive.com
Growing up, I never came across soda bread with caraway and I first encountered it 20 years ago when a colleague, getting into the spirit of things, attempted a soda bread, rather the way one's fat neighbor shows up at a frat party and tries to play ...

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Feed the ducks with frozen peas not bread, says Canal & River Trust - Telegraph.co.uk

Google News Bread Feed - March 15, 2015 - 12:01am

Telegraph.co.uk

Feed the ducks with frozen peas not bread, says Canal & River Trust
Telegraph.co.uk
The charity, which is officially tasked with looking after Britain's waterways, is warning families that bread constitutes harmful “junk food” for ducks - while the soggy remnants of the millions of loaves thrown into rivers each year are encouraging ...

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Fasting and food - The Economist (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - March 14, 2015 - 4:09pm

The Economist (blog)

Fasting and food
The Economist (blog)
DROP into the McDonald's branch in Syntagma, the central square of Athens, at this time of year and you will find that "fast food" has a double meaning. Along with the familiar burgers and fries, customers have the option of meals that conform with the ...

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Irish soda bread recipe for St. Patrick's Day - PennLive.com

Google News Bread Feed - March 14, 2015 - 8:13am

PennLive.com

Irish soda bread recipe for St. Patrick's Day
PennLive.com
In the United States, Irish soda bread is revered as a St. Patrick's Day favorite. Find the bread studded with caraway seeds and raisins for sale at supermarkets and bakeries. Some even go so far as to dye the bread green. In Ireland, it's not soda ...
Eats & Drinks: Brown soda bread a true staple of Irish cuisineCentre Daily Times
Bake your St. Patrick's Day special with homemade Irish soda breadRiverheadLOCAL
Healthy Table: This Irish soda bread is better for youDetroit Free Press
CaryCitizen -Highland Bulletin Echo
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Maine Voices: Ode to the Bread Machine - Bangor Daily News

Google News Bread Feed - March 14, 2015 - 4:41am

Bangor Daily News

Maine Voices: Ode to the Bread Machine
Bangor Daily News
Hey, Maine Course readers! Today, BDN reporter Nick Sambides Jr. shares how he fell in love with his bread machine. Enjoy! Do you have a favorite dish? A favorite cooking tool? If you want to share a short ode to your favorites, drop me a line at ...

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