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First Time Baking Bread :) Quick Question!

April 28, 2011 - 8:08am -- abovethelau

So I have been baking all my life, but have never ventured into the land of bread (other than sweet breads, doughnuts etc.) and yesterday I decided to make the plunge and bake my first loaf of white bread.

My recipe made enough dough for two loaves, so I baked one loaf and put the rest of the dough into the fridge so I could make it today (after I had tried my first loaf). My first loaf was tasty and gorgeous but sadly super dense, which was okay for a first try but not perfect by any means.

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Is it possible to hand-knead brioche?

October 31, 2010 - 11:00pm -- MadAboutB8


Is it possible to hand-knead the brioche dough? I'm thinking to make one with about 30-40% butter percentage.

I looked at Michel Roux's Pastry books, in which he suggests making most, if not all, pastries by hands. However, even Michel Roux suggested using machine to knead brioche due to its high butter content.

I don't have access to the food mixer in the next couple of days and will need to make things by hands.




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