So I've done some research online trying to find a good ratio for flour, water/milk, yeast, and sugar. Basically what I found was that the flour:water/milk and sugar:yeast ratio should be 3:1. So I'm theorizing, after looking at many recipes online, that a good recipe for 1 9x5 inch loaf bread should be about 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of water/milk, 2 1/4 teaspoons of yeast, and 6 3/4 teaspoons of sugar. I'm also wondering how much salt and oil would be good for this recipe? Any suggestions and words of advice would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
I assume most of you guy's on this site work in a Bakery of some sort, I am just wondering if any of you who have had success in maintaining a healthy weight, how all of you avoided eating the foods we make in a Bakery?. This is a huge struggle for me. I am gaining weight and it just won't stop.. thanks in advance!.
Oh and the food I eat is obviously strudels, doughnuts, cookies, etc.
I plan on making Zolablue's cinnamon rolls this weekend and had a question about mixing technique. When I attended SFBI, they had taught us to hold back sugar and butter when mixing rich doughs until the gluten is fully developed. When the gluten is developed, you can start to mix in the sugar and butter until it is fully absorbed into the dough. The theory behind this is that the high ratios of butter and sugar inhibit gluten development causing longer mixing times = greater oxidation.
I have a few bagel recipes that I want to try, but they require malt powder. I have searched everywhere I can think of locally (grocery stores, health food stores, liquor stores, etc.) and can't find this anywhere. I don't want to spend $12 buying malt powder online and then have to pay for shipping when I only have a few recipes that require it.
My question is this: can I use sugar as a substitute for malt powder?
Can I convert a mature starter my friend gave me (3 tbs. potato flakes, 1.5 c. sugar, 1 c. hot tap water) to a regular flour and water starter? I really just want to use ap flour and not use potato and sugar. Is this possible and what would be approx amounts of flour and water? There is about 1.5 c. of starter total. Thanks!
I am wondering why so many people erroneously assume that (a) fat inhibits fermentation, and (b) sugar increases fermentation.
When I tell people that sugar (in concentrations above 10-12%) inhibits fermentation because of its hygroscopic properties, they look at me funny and dismiss it (although perhaps the word "hygroscopic" is the cause for that funny look). Their logic is always: "yeast loves sugar. More sugar = happier yeast. Happier yeast = faster fermentation".
I saw a lots of questions about the pearl sugar from Belgium. It was hard to find online within the US. So we use to buy the Lars one, which is the only alternative we have, even if it's not the right one for the Liege waffles.
Well, not anymore. I found real beet pearl sugar from Belgium at www.belgianpearlsugar.com
Unlike the Lars, it won't melt AND will become soft instead of rocky.
Im new to the forum and bread making, but I worked for a guy at the weekend making pizzas and he gave me the left over dough. He said feed it tonight and every few days with flour and sugar or honey and it'll survive as long as you want it, just break off bits when you want it.