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Bertinet Waitrose Mastclass

August 21, 2014 - 11:07pm -- Chris Cahill

Could someone please check this video out and tell me what I'm missing?! In it Bertinet takes you through making a basic white tin loaf and fougasse. He only uses 1tsp or 3g dried yeast for 1kg flour but the bread still pretty much doubles in size within the hour. How has this happened when you normally use 7g yeast for 500kg of flour? 

Thats the link to the video:

The recipe he uses is:

1kg strong white flour

20g salt

730g water

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Does Bread Dough Need Less Liquid When Mixed In A Stand Mixer

August 15, 2014 - 5:31am -- kah22

My new stand mixer, a  Kenwood Chef, arrived last week and I’ve been experimenting with it since then but I’m having a few problems with making bread in it and hopefully someone can help.

The problem I’m experiencing is that my dough remains very sticky and certainly doesn’t come together as it would when worked by hand. I have to revert to the slap and fold to get some sort of shape into it. I’ve been using the Richard Bertinet method of slap and fold.

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Stand mixer

August 13, 2014 - 9:27am -- Letoatreides3508

Um hi. I'm still a little new to the board and wasn't sure which category would be best for this post..

I was considering getting a stand mixer to make kneading a little easier. Im looking to spend between fifty and a hundred dollars. What brands would you guys recommend and what features should I look for?

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pizza recipe

August 11, 2014 - 5:49pm -- paleo4ever

Ok I am horrible for not writing things down, that being said this was a everything but anchovies...and I had those on the side.:-) :-) :-) alright I will try and give a recipe, plz adjust as needed. Sorry I dont know what the grams will be.

1 to 1 1/2 cups of  starter that needs to be used.

1 tbl spoon of oil

1 to 1 1/2 cups of which ever flour you prefer. Add flour as needed,I used bread flour..      

I mixed my dough untill I had a manageable ball without it being to sticky


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