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Bread Sign

February 10, 2016 - 1:36pm -- kringle

I’m looking for a tin bread sign similar to the one shown to hang on the wall behind my stove, sort of like a back splash.  It would have to be about 40” wide.  Any help would be appreciated.





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Ovens.. Bah!

February 10, 2016 - 10:04am -- drogon

So today I ran a little basic bread course for some chaps at the church my wife goes to - all went well as usual, but being somewhat out of my own kitchen had to rely on the ovens in the church... Now, I've cooked there before and used the ovens, but I hadn't quite appreciated just what these ovens were...

So most 'fan' ovens I've used in the UK have the fan at the back with a circular element round the fan. A lot also have an element at the top for grilling (US: broiling).

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Bread Baking Workshop with James MacGuire

February 8, 2016 - 9:07am -- gbcchca

Hello Everyone,

You may be interested to know that James MacGuire who co-wrote The Taste of Bread will be leading a hands-on workshop at George Brown College's Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts on Monday, February 29th in the evening. This is a great intermediate workshop. 

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Bread Storage

January 25, 2016 - 5:16pm -- JeriY

I have found that my bread holds longer placed cut side down on my board covered with a paper bag.     Buying bags though in small quantities is a problem. Any suggestions as to where I might find them would be appreciated.

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Bread to go with Grapefruit Marmalade?

January 24, 2016 - 4:21pm -- H.B.4

Hi Everyone,

My husband is a HUGE fan of grapefruit, so I'm making him a grapefruit lovers basket for V-day. I'm including homemade grapefruit marmalade and would like to make a special loaf to go with the marmalade. Since I am not a grapefruit fan, I am having trouble coming up with pairings.... any recipe suggestions? Ideally something that will fit in a basket (like a mini loaf), but flavor trumps size. 

Thank you for your ideas!


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Matzo Experts?

January 19, 2016 - 9:11am -- dobie

Just wondering if there might be someone out there who can help me.

On occasion, I get to stop into a good Kosher Deli and almost invariably, will order a Matzo Ball soup.

It usually comes as one ball, about  the size of a baseball or slightly larger and in a nice, clear chicken broth.

The Matzo Balls are always very light and lacey. You could suck up the broth thru the ball (if you could figure out how to do it).

I have on occasion been able to replicate this at home, but not consistently, and I wonder what I might do to insure success.


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