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How To Make <b>Bread</b> in the Slow Cooker - Recipe | The Kitchn

Google Blog Search - July 5, 2015 - 9:30am
Are you sitting down? OK, good, because what I'm about to tell you might just blow your mind: You can make a loaf of fresh, warm, homemade bread in your slow cooker. You read that right. You don't have to turn on the oven ...
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Celebrate Independence Day with This Assassin's Creed Inspired Mix Berry ... - The Koalition

Google News Bread Feed - July 4, 2015 - 4:42pm

Celebrate Independence Day with This Assassin's Creed Inspired Mix Berry ...
The Koalition
In honor of this day, make this Assassin's Creed III inspired Mixed Berry Bread Pudding and Lemon Rosemary Iced Tea, which will bring out your inner patriotic spirit. Inspired by the rustic lifestyle of Creed, many of the inhabitants cooked with basic ...

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Breaking bread with those in need in Greece - Reuters

Google News Bread Feed - July 4, 2015 - 12:43pm

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Breaking bread with those in need in Greece
Reuters
A bakery chain in Athens gives away bread for pensioners and the destitute for as long as the banks keep their doors closed. Gavino Garay reports. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. One of Greece's biggest bakery chains is breaking bread with ...

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Jeb Bush to break bread with Romneys - The Hill (blog)

Google News Bread Feed - July 4, 2015 - 8:05am

The Hill (blog)

Jeb Bush to break bread with Romneys
The Hill (blog)
Jeb Bush to break bread with Romneys. By Mark Hensch. 53 Comments. Getty Images. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush plans on hosting 2016 GOP nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann for lunch next week. Bush will welcome the Romneys at ...

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Pistons' Spencer Dinwiddie knows where his bread's buttered in job security - MLive.com

Google News Bread Feed - July 4, 2015 - 3:20am

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Pistons' Spencer Dinwiddie knows where his bread's buttered in job security
MLive.com
ORLANDO, Fla. -- It's a big summer league for Spencer Dinwiddie, the glib type who definitely has learned how an NBA hierarchy works. One of Dinwiddie's newest Detroit Pistons teammates, rookie and No. 8 overall draft pick Stanley Johnson, was asked by ...

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One great dish: monkey bread at Urban Eats - Houston Chronicle (subscription)

Google News Bread Feed - July 3, 2015 - 1:53pm

Houston Chronicle (subscription)

One great dish: monkey bread at Urban Eats
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
The Urban Eats spin on the dish - Monkey & Friends - featured an insanely fragrant rosemary garlic bread that was piping hot from the oven. It came with an herb-infused dipping oil, ridiculously large chunks of pecorino romano cheese, slices of hard ...

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Recipes with leftover bread - Financial Times

Google News Bread Feed - July 3, 2015 - 1:40pm

Financial Times

Recipes with leftover bread
Financial Times
At the same time, we are in an era of chemically leavened, chemically preserved sliced bread that is more the product of the embalmer's art than the baker's. This travesty was born of war — post WW2 we demanded a softer, whiter loaf. We were hungry ...

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Latest food craze for the summer? Watermelon bread - Today.com

Google News Bread Feed - July 3, 2015 - 9:49am

Today.com

Latest food craze for the summer? Watermelon bread
Today.com
There, we said it. No, it's not bread that tastes like watermelon, nor is it actually made with watermelon. But Jimmy's Bakery in Jiahosi, Taiwan has blown everyone's minds with their latest invention: A loaf of bread that looks almost exactly like a ...

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KARIN'S FEINBROT - GERMAN EVERYDAY BREAD

Brot & Bread - July 3, 2015 - 7:30am



When I moved to Maine in 2001 - to get even with the guy who had sold me a houseful of furniture, but refused to give me a rebate - I knew I would be in big trouble. And I was right!

After two days my stomach started complaining, and my brain kept sending "gag" signals, when I walked the supermarket aisles and encountered nothing but shelf after shelf of "Wonderbreads".

Poking one of those proudly-called rye, multigrain, oat nut, or wheat breads with my finger, I found no resistance. I could squeeze them through their plastic bags, and they would spring right back to their original size when I let go. Even toasted, they retained their squishyness and would not support butter or jam without getting soft and soggy.

Eating two warm meals a day was another thing my stomach refused to accept. German families usually have bread and cold cuts either for lunch or for dinner. German schools don't offer lunch, and Mother cooks at home.

As a working mom I used to view this daily cooking as a chore, and bad idea - until my daughter went to Bangor High, and had to eat at the school cafeteria (this experience turned her into a cook, and gave birth to a career as chef!).

Finally, I couldn't take my stomach's growling anymore. I started seeing bread mirages by day, and dreamed of crusty loaves by night. So I went on a quest for German everyday bread, Feinbrot.

Bread selection in a German bakery
The first step was, of course, to find a recipe. That was, in 2001, a big hurdle. No one in Germany baked Feinbrot at home, you could get several varieties in every bakery and supermarket.

My baking books and the internet offered only recipes for specialty breads, but not for the simple loaf I was looking for.

Feinbrot is usually baked with medium rye flour, but I was lucky to find whole rye, if any.

Homemade wheat sourdoughAnd how to make sourdough? I didn't have the slightest idea! But then I found a recipe for Pain au Levain, made with sourdough, in the "French Farmhouse Cookbook".

Full of enthusiasm I mixed my first starter from the scratch, and, also, as backup and for comparison, another starter from a store bought package.

My first two breads, twin loaves from the two different starters, resulted in two almost identical bricks!

Stubbornly, I kept on baking, producing more bricks on the way - my husband suggested having a supply next to our bed in case of a home invasion - and experimented with different amounts of rye, wheat, temperatures and baking times.

After several weeks (and bricks!) my homemade starter was way ahead of the store bought mix, both in flavor and activity. Slowly, by trial and error, I figured out what bread flour/rye ratio worked best, and which temperatures and baking times delivered the best results.

An open house tour with my daughter at the New England Culinary Institute in Burlington, Vermont, left me green with envy. Valerie was going to learn how to make baguettes - from a real French pastry chef! I went home, and, since I couldn't be one, at least I could buy "The Bread Baker's Apprentice".

Reading Peter Reinhart's instructions I was struck by an epiphany! I had always (as stated in my recipes) just placed a cup with cold water in the oven. Though my bread had the right taste and the right crumb, the crust was rather chewy and thick. But now I learned how to set up my oven for hearth baking - with baking stone and STEAM!

With the discovery of steam, my humble Feinbrot was transformed! Flavorful, a bit tangy, with a thin, crisp crust, it tastes good with cold cuts, but also with honey or jam.

We especially like it with Fleischsalat, the typical German meat salad, made with ham and pickled cucumbers!

Feinbrot tastes great with Fleischsalat!

GERMAN FEINBROT

SOAKER
192 g/6 3/4 oz whole rye flour
64 g/2 1/4 oz whole wheat flour
4 g/1/8 oz salt (1/2 tsp)
195 g/6 1/2 fl oz water

STARTER
195 g/7 oz whole wheat mother starter (75%) *)
200 g/7 oz bread flour
120 g/4 fl oz water, lukewarm (1/2 cup)

*) The mother starter can be unfed, from the fridge. If you have a white starter, adapt the flour amounts accordingly. But don't use an unrefreshed rye starter - the bread will be too sour!)

FINAL DOUGH
all soaker and starter
56 g/2 oz bread flour
10 g/1/3 oz salt
1 g ground bread spices (anise, caraway, fennel, coriander **)

**) For easier use, put equal amounts of anise, caraway, fennel in a spice mill, and give it a couple of turns. I like to make some breads with coriander only, therefore I use a separate mill for it.

DAY 1
Evening:
In two separate bowls, mix soaker and starter. Cover, and leave at room temperature overnight.

The starter is ready when it's nice and spongy
DAY 2
Morning:
Mix together all ingredients for final dough, 1 - 2 minutes at low speed (or by hand), until all flour is hydrated, and a coarse ball forms. Knead 4 minutes at medium-low speed (or by hand). Let dough rest for 5 minutes, then knead for 1 more minute.

 After 4 hours the dough is swollen with plenty of gas
Place dough in an oiled container, cover, and let rise at room temperature, approximately 4 - 5 hours, or until it has grown to about 1 1/2 times its original size.

Place bread, seam side up, in floured rising basket
Transfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Shape it into a boule, and place in floured banneton, seam side up.

Proof at room temperature for about 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours, or until bread has grown about 1 1/2 times its original size, and a dimple, made with your finger, comes back a little bit, but remains visible. (Don't forget to preheat the oven!)

Sufficiently proofed - finger poke test positive!
Preheat oven to 500ºF/260ºC, with steam pan and baking stone.

Turn bread out onto parchment lined baking sheet (or peel to bake directly on the stone). Score.

Place bread in oven, pouring a cup of boiling water into the steam pan. Reduce temperature to 475ºF/246ºC, bake for 10 minutes, then lower oven temperature to 425ºF/218ºC.

After 10 minutes, remove steam pan, rotate loaf 180 degrees for even browning, and continue baking for another 20 minutes, or until crust is deep golden brown, bread sounds hollow when thumped on the bottom, and internal temperature registers at least 200ºF/93ºC.

Let bread cool on wire rack

BreadStorm users (also of the free version) can download the formula:
Karin's German Feinbrot VARIATIONS:
Feinbrot with spelt:
Replace rye and whole wheat flours in soaker with 256 g spelt flour, use only coriander instead of spice mix.

Feinbrot with oat:
Replace rye in soaker with oat flour.

Feinbrot with nuts:
Add a handful of toasted nuts to the dough (I like it with whole hazelnuts).

Wholesome - but not holey!
Updated and completely rewritten post (first published 10/31/10)

Submitted to Yeast Spotting


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8 Things That Happen When You Stop Eating <b>Bread</b> - Women&#39;s Health

Google Blog Search - July 2, 2015 - 8:00am
The low-carb craze is going strong. Bread is out. Pasta is overrated. And dieters are experimenting with how low their carb intake can go. But grains are anything but all the same. So whether you are cutting out refined grains, ...
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Public Release: 2-Jul-2015 Digesting bread and pasta can release biologically ... - EurekAlert (press release)

Google News Bread Feed - July 2, 2015 - 7:40am

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Public Release: 2-Jul-2015 Digesting bread and pasta can release biologically ...
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Amsterdam, July 2, 2015 - Biologically active molecules released by digesting bread and pasta can survive digestion and potentially pass through the gut lining, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal of Food Research International, ...
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Pork, Bacon and <b>Bread</b> Kabobs - Framed Cooks

Google Blog Search - July 2, 2015 - 7:00am
Pork bacon bread kabobs are a guaranteed way to make sure your pork tenderloin comes out juicy and tender every time!
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Bread of Stone photo - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Google News Bread Feed - July 2, 2015 - 6:05am

Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

Bread of Stone photo
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Sioux City-based Bread of Stone played with Christian contemporary heavyweights like Newsboys, Superchick and Building 429. Skillfully and cleverly incorporating rock, pop and praise, their most recent album is the most definitive musical snapshot yet ...

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Grilled French <b>Bread</b> | Baked by Rachel

Google Blog Search - July 2, 2015 - 2:00am
Crisp grilled French bread slices brushed with a garlic and oil mixture. A perfect addition to any Summer dinner.
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Bread Makers Win in European Hot Spell on Better Wheat Quality - Bloomberg

Google News Bread Feed - July 2, 2015 - 1:32am

Bloomberg

Bread Makers Win in European Hot Spell on Better Wheat Quality
Bloomberg
With temperatures topping 39 degrees Celsius (102 degrees Fahrenheit) in France, the hot weather could increase the protein content of Europe's wheat crop and make it more desirable for bread makers, said Jack Watts, a lead analyst at the U.K.'s ...

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