The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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bread in ancient Athens?

September 20, 2007 - 8:50pm -- wholegrainOH

anybody have any sources for what would have been the bread in Athens during the 5th century BCE?  It's mentioned in many, many ancient texts, Solon says that leavened bread was reserved for feast days, Aristophanes mentions barley bread in a context that suggests it's the everyday bread for poorer people--but apart from that, can't find much.  Any ideas?




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Bread formula utility for Excel

June 27, 2007 - 7:34am -- Uberkermit

I put together an Excel workbook for working with bread formulas. Although there are other similar tools on this site, this one has some nice additional features. Let's say you have a formula for a sourdough bread, but you want to make a couple changes. First, you want to add 10% spelt flour, you want to up the hydration from 65% to 68%, change the salt form 1.8 to 2%, reduce the dough yield from 3.5 pounds to 3.0 pounds, and increase the percent of pre-fermented flour from 15-20%.

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Cinnamon Rolls

June 12, 2007 - 6:12pm -- marklwitt

I wanted to share this recipe with you.  It is the result of months of research and is the subject of my latest DVD release Cinnamon Rolls at Home.  The recipe and procedure are described in summary below but the full recipe and details of how the recipe came about can be obtained from    This recipe is unus

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Cinnamon Rolls

March 21, 2007 - 10:56am -- Floydm

There must be a hundred different cinnamon roll recipes, from the French pain aux raisin to the British Chelsea buns to Philadelphia style sticky buns to the Midwest American truck stop cinnamon rolls that are as big as your head.

Here is the recipe I grew up with and still bake most often.

Cinnamon Rolls


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