I made Reinhart's focaccia recipe from the BBA a couple weeks ago and it turned out very well. Interestingly, I noticed that the olive oil and water are simultaneously mixed with the flour. I understand that fats are typically added later in the mixing process so that the gluten is given more time to form and so the fat doesn't lubricate the gluten and prevent it from forming longer strands.
Pizza and Focaccia are both subjects near and dear to me. I have seen so very many arguments arise from the subject of how to discern one from the other, and I don't like to see my fellow TFLers consumed by the fires of wrath. We are a community, after all, and a community we shall remain forever after. If you would all be so kind as to follow along with me on this journey...
I would like to be able to claim some fair amount of impartiality in this decision, and so if you will allow me, I will open with my qualifications.
hi there ,
we are a family owned bakery for over 26 years . We are not embarking on distributing ciabatta bread. W have order hoagie pans 6 " x 3" x 1/2" . We are not sure how we are going to dispense the sticky dough into the bun pans . We would like a mechanical method to save time . Also if some can suggest , if we should supply it half baked , which perservative will be best for the shelf life. \
This is the first time we are venturing in the wholesale market.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
As a long time reader who has learned a great deal from this site I am now here to ask for help.
For years I have regularly made focaccia using a recipe from Suzanne Dunaway’s “No need to knead’ book.
2 cups lukewarm water/I packet instant dry yeast/4 cups flour/2 teaspoons salt
Baked in a 2 inch deep baking tray at 190C for 35 minutes in a fan forced electric oven.
I corrected a mistake in water measurement recently and ended up with a result that I'd never have expected. I've been baking for 34 years with considerable attention to focaccia for the last eight years. My favorite, every week, recipe is much like Peter Reinhart's BBA. I mix the flour, water, and yeast, and autolyse for about an hour before adding salt and olive oil.
I have been baking bread regularly for about 4 years now, since I attended a course run by Richard Bertinet (RB) in Bath, UK. I generally make white sandwich bread, focaccia and baguettes to RB's recipes and methods but the bread I bake most frequently is a spelt sourdough (200g wholemeal spelt, 200g white spelt, 200g of sourdough starter made to RB's methodology with 7g salt and 300g water as well as 5g ascorbic acid). Here are a few pictures of my recent efforts.