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julia375's picture

Help with a chocolate dessert recipe!!

December 21, 2012 - 11:57am -- julia375

I've been trying to make this chocolate tart/ cake/ dessert thing for some years now but cannot find any recipe even close to it, part of the problem is that I'm not even sure what it's called in English or any other language for that matter. Could anyone please suggest a possible recipe for it?

(In case any Greek reads this, it's sold in a shop in Alimos, Kalamaki called Palet.)

The topping is some sort of caramel chocolate thing that is a bit solid.

beaker606's picture

One loaf in the oven, the other still on the counter

August 4, 2011 - 4:30pm -- beaker606

Ok, so, let's get the brief intro out of the way:  41 year old dad & husband who started baking bread in May despite supposedly being on a low carb diet, been lurking around here picking up a lot of good info, and feeling a bit nervous of putting my question out there. Whew.

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I'm making my first Italian loaf .. and its for my future in-laws - help!

May 12, 2011 - 8:19am -- abovethelau

Hi Everyone!

So I am no baking novice, but when it comes to baking bread I am not nearly as experienced as I am when it comes to cookies!

I have previously made successful white bread (with some help from everyone here in the past) and was hoping that I could get a few pointers before taking on my first Italian loaf, especially since I am making it for my future in-laws this weekend!

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Boule Making

March 15, 2010 - 12:38pm -- SnDBrian

Alrighty guys, I've been making whole wheat boules for a while now and I have noticed that there are large air pockets that seperate the crust and the crumb. Am i not forming the boule correctly or maybe not making a strong enough outter-skin?


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Bread is sticky after first rise

December 29, 2008 - 6:50pm -- gerop

Dear All,

I love baking my own bread, but I'm still pretty new to it. Yesterday, after kneeding the dough for about 10 mins, it was no longer sticky and quite smooth and nice. But after the first rise, and when i tried to shape it.. it was sticky again. This never happened to me before. I pretty much sort of rolled and scraped it into the loaf pan. It turned out pretty well after baking though 

I used a simple bread recipe (much like the one in this sites lesson - except with 1/3 wholemeal flour and brown sugar) . Is it normal for it to be sticky after rising?

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