I was visiting pizzamaking.com this morning and there's a thread on Pizzarium, the chi-chi Roman pizza restaurant that features a foccacia-like pan pizza. Someone posted a link to a youtube video of chef Gabriele Bonci showing some of his dough handling techniques. At about 2:10 into the video, he shows how he kneads his very wet dough.
So this is my second attempt using what I guess is called French Fold? I found it from the video http://www.gourmet.com/magazine/video/2008/03/bertinet_sweetdough which this site linked to me.
Anyways, both times I've tried it, it has stayed sticky all the way through, up to 30 minutes of kneading! Not sticky like it looks at the beginning of the video, but still sticking to my hands/table. Could it just be a hydration issue or am I doing something wrong?
Let's hear your thoughts...
Why all the Internet chatter about no-Knead bread?
My personal thoughts are that it is related to everything else we sacrifice for convenience.
For example, look at this thread on LifeHacker:
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Hello all, unfortunately, there aren't a lot of forums for beginner soba makers so I thought I'd post my question up here since my question pertains to equipment we both have in common. I need a large kneading area and I was thinking of purchasing a 3/4 inch sheet of plywood and cutting it to the required size (4'x4').My concern is whether the adhesives that hold the plywood together would potential contaminate my dough as I knead it?Are there any "food safe" plywood boards out there? Thanks in advance.
Just a light anecdote to brighten your day and perhaps provide some "assistance". :-)
I perform all my breadmaking by hand - partly because I don't have a mixer and partly because the meditative aspects of breadmaking are half the reason I bake bread.
Tonight, as I mixed Hamelmann's Oatmeal Bread by hand (big hunk of dough, that!) ALONE in the kitchen (sigh!), my mind began to wander as I hit the rhythmic stage of kneading.
The Fresh Loafers, This is the latest video where I'm working with some higher hydration (68%) doughs. Both of the breads are 'originals', and if you'd like to see the recipes you can probe around here for them or email me at the bakery. Anyway, I hope you like it. I decided to forego music this time and just add commentary. Nothing witty, strictly business.
Does any one use a food processor to make their dough? I have a recicpe for rye bread(doesn't say to use a food processor) that wants you to MIX, BEAT VERY HARD FOR 3 MIN., And KNEAD FOR 8-10 MIN. Can the food processor do all this? I guess I want to know if you can make all doughs using a food processor or just some recipes or do you have to adapt the recipe when using the processor? I bought a pretty good 14 cup Cuisinart that should be strong enough but not sure when to use it for doughs. Any one have any ideas?
With all the recent discussion on making baguettes, I thought some of you might be interested in a recent posting about baguettes on my brand-spankin'-new bread blog:
Well, now that I've committed myself to artisan bread, I need to move up from making only two loaves at a time. I have a wood-fired oven that I only fire once a week, so I'd like to increase the load to make better use of the heat/oven space. My thought is to try to make a dough using 5# of flour + starter. That should make about 6 or 7 loaves, I guess.