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Confused about hydration - home milling

January 17, 2017 - 2:26pm -- AndyPanda

I'm new to this forum - but I've been (successfully) baking bread for many years.  The method I've always used is the classic way that Bosch and other mixers were demo'd 45 years ago when I got started - by that I mean you grind your wheat and then put everything but the fresh flour in the mixer and gradually add flour until the texture of the dough looks right.  (and this could be plus/minus a cup or two of flour depending on the weather that day).  I've always had wonderful luck with this method.

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The Bread Ring

January 1, 2017 - 12:24pm -- ibor

Sharing bread has always been part of many communities’ celebrations. Decorative bread, especially in the form of a ring or circle, enhances the relevance of the ceremony with its powerful symbolic meanings.

* From the book: "The Art of Braiding Bread"

* https://myfoodaddress.blogspot.com/

The inset shows the bread in dough form. The main picture presents the baked bread.

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The Winston Knot Series

December 10, 2016 - 4:36am -- ibor

There is a basic sequence of steps for making the Winston Knot with scope for variations regarding the length of the braid and number of threads comprising it.

Here I present examples of it.

* From the book: "The Art of Braiding Bread"

* https://myfoodaddress.blogspot.com/

The inset shows the bread in dough form. The main picture presents the baked bread.

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The Winston Knot Series

November 28, 2016 - 11:38am -- ibor

There is a basic sequence of steps for making the Winston Knot with scope for variations regarding the length of the braid and number of threads comprising it.

Here I present examples of it.

* From the book: "The Art of Braiding Bread"

* https://myfoodaddress.blogspot.com/

The insert shows the bread in dough form. The main picture presents the baked bread.

ibor's picture

The Winston Knot Series

November 12, 2016 - 12:52pm -- ibor

There is a basic sequence of steps for making the Winston Knot with scope for variations regarding the length of the braid and number of threads comprising it.

Here I present examples of it.

The insert shows the bread in dough form. The main picture presents the baked bread.

* From the book: "The Art of Braiding Bread"

* https://myfoodaddress.blogspot.com/

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