The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


Any type of bread that doesn't fall into the other buckets: herb breads, sandwich breads, fruit and nut breads, anything else you enjoy.

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Troubleshooting for Fruit Yeast Water Bread

August 17, 2017 - 2:08am -- rosvia_w


I just started to bake with Fruit Yeast Water and have read a  few success story from some member here on bread baking with FYW. Apparently it's not the case here. I have tried twice, once with raisins yeast water and once with apple yeast water but they're all underproofed, bread turned out hard and flat. 

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Baking with grains from brew shop

August 11, 2017 - 10:14pm -- Teig


I was thinking of going to a brew shop to buy grains to add to my bread. All I seem to find on this topic is "spent grain" bread. Is it possible to just use fresh grains from the shop instead of spent grains from breweing? If I can use the grains without having used them for brewing, do I need to do anything to them besides milling them? Ideally I would like to get some grains to add smokey or pale malt flavor to my breads. Thanks in advance.


Sorry if this was already answered, I looked and didn't see this topic. 

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Preserving pretzels

August 6, 2017 - 10:44am -- fupjack

I've been making soft pretzels, and I've noticed that after about a day, the large salt pieces I have on them tend to absorb moisture and melt, leaving a rough texture on the skin of the pretzel.  It's still salty, but a bit damp.

Is there a way to prevent this?  I've been using a coarse salt to salt them, so it might just be I need to go buy official "pretzel salt"; I haven't tried it yet.

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What did I do wrong?

August 4, 2017 - 11:11am -- TomW

I tried to do a coconut-bun for a keto-burger, but it didn't turn out as I expected.

At first, it looked and felt fine, but once you firmly grab it like you would a normal burger, it felt soggy and fragile.
Here is the list of the exact ingredients I used for 3 buns(10cm diameter, 2cm height):


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