The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Feed aggregator

  • Pin It

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Cookbook offers treats to fill your bread basket, cookie jar - The Providence Journal

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 9:37pm

The Providence Journal

Gluten-Free Tuesday: Cookbook offers treats to fill your bread basket, cookie jar
The Providence Journal
She mastered her gluten-free desserts but felt a loss to not enjoy warm rolls or flaky croissants and biscuits. So she wrote "Bread & Butter: Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes to Fill Your Bread Basket" (Clarkson Potter, $25), her third book. In it you will ...

and more »
Categories: News

VIDEO: She knows her dough: Bemidji woman a finalist in national bread-baking ... - Bemidji Pioneer

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 7:24pm

Bemidji Pioneer

VIDEO: She knows her dough: Bemidji woman a finalist in national bread-baking ...
Bemidji Pioneer
Hurd, along with seven other adult finalists and one youth champion, will participate in the bread-baking contest. They will travel to Manhattan, Kan., from June 11 to 14 and bake their creations June 13 at the National Festival of Breads. The group ...

Categories: News

MOLLETES DE ANTEQUERA

Del.icio.us bread feed - March 30, 2015 - 6:13pm
Categories: Links

Understand how yeast raises homemade breads - Cincinnati.com

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 6:04pm

Cincinnati.com

Understand how yeast raises homemade breads
Cincinnati.com
Last time we talked about leavening through the use of quick acting chemical leaveners like baking powder and baking soda. Leavening or raising a baked product can also be achieved by using yeast. Yeast is used primarily to raise breads, but is also ...

and more »Google News
Categories: News

Man allegedly threatens to stab roommate in jugular for stealing his bread - St George News

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 5:12pm

St George News

Man allegedly threatens to stab roommate in jugular for stealing his bread
St George News
WASHINGTON CITY – Two men were arrested Sunday for aggravated assault after they allegedly used a knife during a confrontation with a third man whom they accused of stealing their bread. Matthew Dmitry Theiszmann, of Washington, Utah, booking ...

Categories: News

6 Passover Sandwiches That Will Make You Forget Bread Ever Existed - TIME

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 11:50am

TIME

6 Passover Sandwiches That Will Make You Forget Bread Ever Existed
TIME
On the first days of Passover, it's easy to stick to the rules prohibiting leavened foods like wheat, rye, oats, and barley. After all, when the dinner menu includes matzo ball soup, brisket, charoset, and farfel kugel, who's going to miss a little ...
Passover in Traverse CityMorning Star

all 5 news articles »
Categories: News

Aiken getting Panera Bread, Starbucks and maybe Chipotle - The Augusta Chronicle

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 10:34am

Aiken getting Panera Bread, Starbucks and maybe Chipotle
The Augusta Chronicle
Adjacent to that project, construction is underway on a 4,300-square-foot Panera Bread at 1953 Whiskey Road. A former Ryan's restaurant has been razed to make way for the new development, which also includes a strip center with Aspen Dental, a vitamin ...

Categories: News

Bread Is A Foam. Yes, Really. - io9

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 9:32am

io9

Bread Is A Foam. Yes, Really.
io9
The phrase "edible foam" either conjures up images of overwrought and overplated kitchen chemistry experiments or the top layer of a freshly poured beer. But it also describes the most standard of foods: bread. Because bread is also a foam. In the ...

Categories: News

Bread Maker

Del.icio.us bread feed - March 30, 2015 - 8:11am
Categories: Links

The Localist: Constantin's Bread - D Magazine

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 7:26am

D Magazine

The Localist: Constantin's Bread
D Magazine
Now, just because it's Italian bread doesn't mean it has to be covered in olive oil and eaten with pasta, although that is a great way to eat it. I use the Italiana bread for everything. It makes an amazing grilled cheese, it's perfect for a plain old ...

Categories: News

Recipe of the week: Jacoby's Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread - austin360 (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - March 30, 2015 - 6:55am

austin360 (blog)

Recipe of the week: Jacoby's Blueberry Cream Cheese Bread
austin360 (blog)
One of them is this blueberry cream cheese bread that comes from owner Adam Jacoby's mom, Kelli. (The bread also makes its way into Cohrs' blueberry French toast.) It's not quite blueberry season just yet, but this bread would make a lovely addition to ...

Categories: News

Holiday Stollen Recipe - NYT Cooking

Del.icio.us bread feed - March 30, 2015 - 6:55am
Categories: Links

Weighing The Ingredients: Whole Grain Baguette Buns With Extra Sourdough Kick. And, a winner in our Super Peel contest…

Artisan Bread in 5 - March 30, 2015 - 6:40am

Return to FAQs page

Before I launch into these fantastic buns, our winner of the SuperPeel was… Sandy! Congrats, we’ll be in touch. That contest is now closed.

In this post, I’ll go through the method for using a kitchen scale to measure in flour and other ingredients, which some readers, especially outside the U.S., have said they prefer. In this recipe, I used these weight equivalents for scoop-and-swept cup measures:

1 cup white all-purpose flour:  5 ounces (140 grams)

1 cup whole wheat flour:  4.5 ounces (130 grams)

1 cup water:  8 ounces (225 grams)

Most home scales aren’t accurate enough to weigh small quantities of yeast and salt for single recipes.

These buns are from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, being cut from a baguette-shaped cylinder, which gives the buns crusty little edges that will impress your guests.  They’re incredibly easy to make from any of the lean stored doughs that you already have in your fridge, mixed up from our book…

I was in a great restaurant recently, and they served baguette buns, which were delicious but the slightest bit stale.  Breads this small go stale fast, and really, the best way to enjoy them is at home, an hour or two after they come out of the oven–and you can even eat these a touch warm and the center won’t seem unready.  So here’s how to do it.

First, let’s use some old dough to kick up the sourdough flavor.  In the book, we say “never wash the dough bucket,” because that old dough gives sourdough flavor a head start in the next stored batch.  You can take that further, by using up to a pound of old dough in the next batch.  The problem is getting that sticky dough to incorporate in the water before adding flour. An immersion blender is the best tool I’ve found for that job.  I have the Braun MR430HC, but the Cuisinart looks good too and Amazon reviewers loved it.  Same for the Kitchen-Aid Immersion Blender. Or just let it sit in the water, and then break it up with a fork.

First measure in some dough.  Since I’m going to show you how to use the new-fangled easy-zeroing digital scales to weigh out ingredients, we may as well measure out exactly one pound of dough (I use a Salter Scale, but the Escali is also good).  Put your bucket on the scale, press the “zero” button, and add dough until it reads 1 pound:

Now, press the zero button again and add water by weighing it.  Instead of spooning 3 cups of water (this will be our light whole wheat recipe on page 131 of NewArtisan), just weigh the equivalent amount– it’s 24 ounces U.S. (1 pound 8 ounces).  Now that the water’s in there, you can use the immersion blender to create a uniform slurry of the old dough, but first, throw in 1 tablespoon of yeast. We test with Red Star Active Dry, Quick-Rise, or Platinum…

… and 1 to 1.5 tablespoons of coarse salt (like kosher salt), based on your taste. Be very careful with the blade end of the immersion blender.  Unlike a food processor, there’s no safety interlock to prevent you from touching the blades while they’re running.  Don’t let children use an immersion blender:

When the coast is clear, let it rip, keeping the head of the immersion blender submerged (or you will get splashed!):

Now put the bucket back on the scale, hit the “zero” button again, and weigh in 2 pounds (32 U.S. ounces) of flour (I used a mixture of all-purpose and whole wheat in a ratio of about 5:1 all-purpose:whole wheat to give the result in the Light Whole Wheat recipe on page 74). If you’re using cup-measures, it’s 5 1/2 cups of white flour and 1 cup of whole wheat. White all-purpose flour weights about 5 ounces per cup, and whole wheat weigh about 4.5 ounces per cup, but at this ratio, it’s very close to 2 pounds total flour (32 ounces). More about our mixing our doughs: click here.

Mix it in with a spoon:

…and the dough is ready after about two hours at room temperature:

Store the bucket in the fridge for up to two weeks and tear off chunks as you need it (vent the bucket in the first few days by keeping it open a crack).  For the baguette rolls, form a beautiful baguette using the letter-fold technique (click here to see Zoe’s earlier post on this). Then, using a dough scraper or a knife, make angled parallel cuts about 2 inches apart along the length of the baguette:

The buns will flatten from being cut, and they won’t appear to rise much before baking, but they get great oven “spring” (like all of our no-knead stored-dough recipes).  Let the buns rest on parchment paper or a silicone pad for 20 to 40 minutes:

Preheat a baking stone to 450 degrees Farenheit (230 degrees Celsius) near the middle of the oven for 20 to 30 minutes, with a broiler tray to catch water on any other shelf that won’t interfere with the buns.  Place the parchment or the silicone pad with the buns onto the stone, throw a cup of water into the broiler tray, and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes. You’ll get a gorgeous result, crusty and fragrant:

Wait at least an hour before breaking into them! Any sooner and the texture can be overly moist.  Two hours is about perfect.

Follow us on Twitter!

Join our Facebook Fan Page

Return to FAQs page

Pages

Subscribe to The Fresh Loaf aggregator