The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


BayCook's picture

Hello craftbakers!

August 20, 2009 - 6:08am -- BayCook

Hi everyone, 

    I'm fairly new at this, and don't have many recipes to share as yet.  I'm still working through the basics- I'm one of those ppl who like to master the foundations before getting fancy.

So currently I'm working on mastering pizza crust... like this guy :Jeff Varasano's NY Pizza Recipe  .  Although I'm not brave enough to cut the safety interlock off my oven's cleaning cycle lol. 

Bob F's picture
Bob F

Ihave tried several of the bread recipes in the Fr. Dominic book series with poor results.

 My most recent attempt produced a very dry, dense, tough bread which tasted OK but was very disappointing. I ate theree slices the rest went in the waste can.

 I must be doing something wrong because I can't believe that anyone could win a state Fair Prize with this loaf as claimed in the book.

 Can anyone share some comments as to why I seem to get such poor results?

   Bob F

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How to use the bread hook on the DLX2000?

October 14, 2008 - 1:06pm -- berryblondeboys

I got this machine secondhand off ebay about 3 years ago and mine didn't come with a dough hook. Even though it says you don't need it, I was able to get one cheap on ebay a couple months back. I just tried to use it on a double batch whole wheat oatmeal bread and so much of it got stuck to the bottom (and stayed there) and I had to keep "helping" it. I finally ditched the hook and put on the usual spatula and roller.

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