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Nagisa's Bread Is Already On Sale In Location Inspiration For "Free!" - Crunchyroll News

Google News Bread Feed - July 28, 2014 - 2:53pm

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Nagisa's Bread Is Already On Sale In Location Inspiration For "Free!"
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The Iwatobi swimming club members from Free! Eternal Summer failed Gou's lunch evaluation miserably, but a bakery in the town of Iwami, the location inspiration for the anime took note of the strange looking bread that Nagisa loves and decided to make ...

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Artisan Bread in 5 - July 28, 2014 - 12:55pm

I was thrilled when doughnuts took over as the “hot dessert trend” from the fanciful cupcake. I do like cupcakes, but they don’t excite me like a freshly made doughnut. These days you can find gourmet doughnut shops popping up all over the USA. They offer the classic flavors along with some very exotic, even esoteric combinations. I’ve seen everything from bacon to rose petals on a doughnut. I’ve tried every combination I can find and for me it all comes down to the dough. I like soft, airy yeast dough and it should be slightly sweet, but not overly so. The gourmet shops use great ingredients and treat their dough with TLC, so they often cost a small fortune. Truth is, homemade doughnuts are super easy and quick to make, especially with our five minute dough. You can make them as fancy or simple as you like and they only cost about 20 cents each, add a few cents for the bacon and rose petals!

Doughnuts start with Brioche Dough. I used the dough from The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, but you can make a batch with whole grains from Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

1 1/2 cups Water

1 tablespoon Red Star Platinum, Quick Rise or Active Dry Yeast

1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Kosher Salt

8 large Eggs

1/2 cup Honey

3 sticks Unsalted Butter

7 1/2 cups All-Purpose Gold Medal Flour

- Mix the yeast, salt, eggs, honey and melted butter with the water in a 6-quart lidded container. Add the flour and combine with a Danish Dough Whisk or 5-Quart Stand Mixer (with paddle) until a smooth dough forms. Cover, but not airtight, and allow to rest on the counter for 2 hours. It will be quite wet and can’t be used until thoroughly chilled. Refrigerate and use over the next 5 days. For more detailed instructions please refer to page 301 of The New ABin5.

To fry the doughnuts:

Vegetable Oil – 3 to 4 inches deep, use a pot that is large enough that your oil is not sitting too high in the pot.

Cinnamon sugar (one cup sugar + 2 tablespoons cinnamon)

or

Powdered sugar

My 13 year-old son and his friend make doughnuts for themselves. Mine are old enough to use the stove, but you may need to be on hand to help with that portion of the process.

Pull out a 1-pound piece of dough and roll it out to a 1/2-inch thick. Use a Doughnut Cutter or round cookie or biscuit cutters.

Use a small cutter to use up all of the scraps. Allow the dough to sit for at least 20 minutes while the oil heats up. I got distracted before heating the oil and the dough sat out for about an hour. The doughnuts were amazingly light and airy. It isn’t necessary, but if you have the time and patience to let the dough sit longer, give it a try.

Once your oil reads 360-370°F on a Candy Thermometer you are ready to fry. I used a smallish pot, so I was only able to fry two doughnuts at a time. The amount will depend on the size of your doughnuts and pots, but be sure not to over crowd them.

Use a slotted spoon or Basket Strainer to flip the doughnuts over after about 2 minutes and then to take them out of the oil once they are golden brown on both sides. Lay them out on paper towel to allow some of the oil to drain off.

Whisk together the cinnamon sugar in a large bowl and dip the doughnuts in it or dust them with powdered sugar. You can get fancier with the toppings if you like. Here are some that we filled with jam.

Eat them slightly warm. The texture is magic.

  

All you need is a cup of coffee and you have morning perfection, or evening or afternoon.

Red Bread closes in Culver City, says it will reopen in new location - Los Angeles Times

Google News Bread Feed - July 28, 2014 - 12:16pm

Red Bread closes in Culver City, says it will reopen in new location
Los Angeles Times
Red Bread, the bakery known for its wild yeasted sourdough breads, is closing its pint-sized shop in Culver City. Red Bread announced the news on Monday via its social media channels on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. According to its posts, Red Bread ...

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Gaza baker risks life amid war to provide bread - USA TODAY

Google News Bread Feed - July 28, 2014 - 11:54am

Gaza baker risks life amid war to provide bread
USA TODAY
GAZA CITY — Salamah Al-Yazji is busy in the best of times. But these days, the baker bakes bread non-stop — sometimes under heavy bombardment — to serve his neighborhood and make sure that those who were breaking the Ramadan fast at sunset had ...

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10 Things Americans Have Suddenly Stopped Buying - TIME

Google News Bread Feed - July 28, 2014 - 10:49am

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10 Things Americans Have Suddenly Stopped Buying
TIME
For a variety of reasons—including but not limited to increased health consciousness, the harried pace of modern-day life, and plain old shifting consumer preferences,—Americans have scaled back on purchases of many items, sometimes drastically so.

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Packaging bread for label readers - Baking Business (registration)

Google News Bread Feed - July 28, 2014 - 7:41am

Packaging bread for label readers
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MILWAUKIE, ORE – Dave's Killer Bread's calls its core consumers “good lifers” — typically females in their 30s and 40s who do the primary shopping for their households and are searching for natural, simple and organic baked goods. “She cares what's in ...

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