The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Yeasty Boy

Hello. I'm a noob to this forum and I'd like first to thank everyone here for such informative content as I've found it rather easy to navigate and research the information necessary to score a perfect success with my very first baking effort ever, and to produce the finest pizza I have ever had the priveledge to bake and eat.

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Help with Whole Wheat Sourdough Pan Loaf with Rye deflating in the oven.

May 10, 2012 - 7:27am -- don.sandersg

I'm trying to bake a simple pan loaf of bread with 50% whole wheat flour, 25% whole white flour, and 25% rye flour.  I've tried various things to try to get a nice rise and open crumb but every time I bake it the loaf seems to deflate in the oven.  It loses height and pulls away from the side of the pan.  I've tried rising longer, rising less, adding gluten, increasing hydration, hand kneading, folding, machine kneading, rising in the oven with the light on, rising at room temp (~71*), etc.  Any thoughts on what could be going wrong? 

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perforated pizza pan

January 4, 2012 - 6:36pm -- Diane

I've done a search on perforated pizza pans, and since I can't seem to find the dates of the postings, I'm not sure how long ago this topic has been discussed.

In any event, is there any advice on perforated pizza pans for fresh dough?  Instawares has a large variety, but I don't know what would work best.

I've read enough to understand that perforated pans with large holes work well with frozen dough. I've also seen complaints about not being to use cornmeal to avoid stickiness.

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Where to find long narrow (2" square) bread or pullman pans?

December 6, 2011 - 10:49am -- tananaBrian


Has anyone here seen long narrow pullman pans of the sort that produce 2" x 2" by about 12" (or longer) loaves available anywhere?  You see loaves like this for european rye breads at the store, so I know somebody makes them!  I just can't seem to find them online anywhere...




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Will a commercial steam pan work for general baking?

December 12, 2010 - 6:27pm -- nojiri


I'm a total newb trying to buy a stainless steel baking pan for my wife.  She needs a very specicfic size (10x12) that will fit in our convection oven, and I'm wondering if a commercial steam pan like the one in the link below will work OK for general baking.  It's 24 guage SS and is 10 x 12 x 2.5.  Will this work OK, or do you have any other suggestions?  Thanks!


Cheers! - nojiri


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