The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts


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Pleasant Surprise!

August 28, 2010 - 7:57am -- smarkley

Good Morning...

I had a pleasant surprise this morning while doing my usual Saturday morning bread baking. We were out late last night and I was a little low on sleep, got up early and started mixing up a fav no-knead recipe of mine. After putting all the ingredients in, mixing by hand, and putting the dough to bed, I realized that I forgot the salt!

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Too Soft

September 1, 2007 - 10:43am -- Larry Clark


I've always used Stone-Buhr unbleached bread flour in all my bread baking. Our local Albertson's started carrying King Arthur all purpose flour so out of curiosity I bought a bag and made a loaf of french bread at 65% hydration. It was very soft. I made another at 60% hydration. It rose beautifully, got great oven spring and the crumb was gorgeous, but boy is this one soft loaf - Wonder Bread soft! Is this due to the softer all purpose flour or should I use even lower hydration level? I couldn't get bread this soft when I was trying.



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