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Ciabatta with Jason's recipe

January 1, 2013 - 1:29pm -- MTK

Hi everybody.I had a try on ciabatta the day before yesterday. I use the recipe from Jason's recipe and follow some procedures of txfarmer's blog. I made some adjustments to the  process. 

Here are the adjustments:

1.After mixing with my KitchenAid mixer, I made 3 stretch and fold at 20 minutes, 40 minutes, 60 minutes.

2.After stretch and fold, I kept the dough into the refridgerator overnight. 

Here is the recipe:

500g bread flour 

475g (~2 cups) water

2 tsp. yeast 

15g salt

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Pullman Loaf in a Temperature Challenged Oven

October 14, 2012 - 5:45pm -- Kashipan

Hello all!  I haven't been here in ages, but I've got another Pullman loaf question or two for you.

I live in Japan where most of the ovens for the home are electric and tiny.  Not only that, but my particular oven is temperature challenged for some reason, so at the higher temps, it goes up to 210C and then jumps to 250C.  There's no in-between.  >_<  I've checked the manual, and there does not seem to be a way around this, and we can't afford an expensive new oven right now, so I have to learn to live with it.

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Strategy for baking multiple loaves in a small oven?

January 13, 2009 - 9:55pm -- Cafemich

Does anyone have a strategy for baking multiple loaves of bread in a small oven? Come Thursday, I wil be the thrilled new owner of a DLX Magic Mill. in my excitement over the mixer's ability to mix multiple loaves of WW bread at a time, I forgot that only two loaves will fit in my oven at a go. Oops. If I want to mix, say, 4 or 6 loaves of WW pan bread in the mixer, how can I stagger the baking times and avoid overproofing the dough? If anyone has figured out a reliable schedule for this type of baking, I will be grateful if you share the knowledge.



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Mini Oven

Here is what got me into The Fresh Loaf, dealing with this and a similar oven.

 Stainless Steel salad bar bin used for toast bread form


Presenting: Mini Oven   (notice how wide apart the lower coils are from each other, not good, should be closer to the middle but this oven came with a spit that I never used.  It was the only oven in the area.  I compensated by shoving my casserole all the way to the back wall and rotating it often.)  

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