What receipe is this? :)
Um... just my standard poolish french (aka my daily bread) with a bit of whole wheat thrown in. I've altered it slighty since I posted that recipe, but not much. Roughly it was:
1 cup water
1 cup bread flour
1/8 teaspoon instant yeast
Mix, cover, leave on counter overnight.
1 pound flour (3-4 ounces of which was ww)
10 oz water
1 heaping teaspoon instant yeast
1 heaping teaspoon salt
Mix. Fold a couple of times over the next 2 or 3 hours, divide and shape, let rise a final hour, then bake at 465 for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off at the end and leave the bread in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Lovely loaves, Floyd! You appear to be aggressive with your slashing - how deep do you cut? Makes my slashing look feeble so maybe I will be more daring in future, A.
Fairly deep. 3/4ths of an inch? Perhaps even an inch?
Your loaves show how beautiful "standard" bread can be! Congrats.
Susan from San Diego
How did u do it??? Mine never comes out this good :(
Using a double edge razor blade on the end of a coffee stirrer. I cut 3 or 4 times, which I know is not good form, but it is the only way I can get cuts deep enough for my taste.
Thanks for the scoring tip... Goodbye lame. Very lovely loaves. I just mixed up a poolish for tomorrow morning.
Howard - St. Augustine, FL