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Baking Equipment

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evandy's picture

12 Loaves of Panettone --> Ankarsrum

February 7, 2017 - 6:51pm -- evandy

I feel like I need to make up lyrics for "The 12 Days of Christmas" ending with 12 loaves of panettone...

Because that's what killed my KA-Pro 600.   Not that I noticed at first... but a month later, it starts dripping metal shavings into the bowl.  I've put in an order for a brand-new Ankarsrum to replace it.   Everyone's (many, many) posts make me certain that I'll (eventually) learn to make great bread with it.

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oven thermometer (not for internal bread temperature)

February 6, 2017 - 11:12am -- Colin2

The problems I'm trying to solve are

-- knowing when my oven is preheated

-- crust burning during the final bake

I'm using cast-iron and clay bakers for the most part, and I use an IR thermometer on those with good results, so the conduction part of oven heat transfer I feel like I have under control.  But I have no handle on the radiation and convection parts, and my oven's own readout is an underestimate with large variance.

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My flour water mixing ratio with the Ankarsrum. Yours?

February 5, 2017 - 4:27am -- doughandrye


New user here. Been making bread with the Ankarsrum for some time now (1-2 years), and I found that 1.5 liter of water (that is max for whole corn bread) I need to use ~1.7kg of flour. The more whole corn the wetter it gets, and if the dough is very brown, it's close not being manageable, and I cannot knead it, but have press fit it in the forms.

I only use the hook. Tried the roller, but didn't work with whole corn bread.


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