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2009 Culinary Salon. Bread display wins Gold!

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rhag

2009 Culinary Salon. Bread display wins Gold!

On Saturday the 7th at 9pm I started mixing my first dough and began my overnight bake to have fresh bread out for my display at the 2009 culinary salon. As the night progressed I created my take on the epi loaf, guinness and barley bread, ciabatta, palmiers, croissant, danish pastries, 5 grain buns, 5 strand challahs and my centre piece. I set up the display around 6 am on sunday after a relaxing night bake. Judging began at 8am and i was allowed back at 1pm. I arrived with much anticipation and found my peice awarded a 1st place standing in my category!. Gold! I took some pictures of my work space at the college for everyone to see. Needless to say i was excited all day about the win.


 


A couple doughs getting fermented



 


The Deck oven I use. Its not fancy but gives good heat and I control the steam I add w/ a manual lever



 


Palmiers Getting rolled out



 


My take on the Epi



 



 



 



 


Baguette Crumb



 



 


Me and Chef Bucher( my instructor from europe)



 

Comments

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SylviaH

Oh My....rhag! I don't know which looks better...The most gorgeous bread display...Or your adorable smile...what a cutie you are....Congratulations! Congratulations!!  Those are the most beautiful epis I have ever seen!


Sylvia

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LindyD

What wonderful news!  I'm so glad all your hard work has been rewarded - you have a great future ahead!

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Floydm

Congratulations! 


Beautiful looking display.  Thank you for sharing the photos with us.

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weavershouse

Congratulations on a job well done. Everything looks perfect. Thanks for sharing.

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trailrunner

A beautiful display , evidence of your talent and hard work. c

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susanfnp

Really cool. Congratulations!

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guan.xiu

真漂亮啊!!

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ehanner

Wow you are quite the baker. Very well done. Glad you shared your life wife with us.


Eric

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xaipete

Totally cool. Congrats. --Pamela

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Paddyscake

ya got it!! and you definitely do! Way to go. I love the Epis


Betty

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CarlSF

Congratulations on being #1!!  Your breads looked fabulous!!  Way to go!

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clazar123

Good looking AND he bakes!


Congratulations-the display was absolutely beautiful.What an accomplishment!

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rhag

Thanks everyone for all your comments. I'm just a student right now and there is room for lots of imrovements but this was one of my better bakes forsure. The centre piece was kind of sloppy but I had time contraints and issues with bubbling ( should have added buckwheat ) Darn!. On another note I am on my way to being a married man. Planning the wedding takes up a whole mess of time that I can't be in the bakery, but is well worth it!  I'm looking forward to seeing other peoples work and am always looking for new ideas.

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foolishpoolish

Fantastic bread display!


Well done!


 

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gavinc

Congratulations.  Something precious to look back on for sure.

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Wild-Yeast

Artfully done! Congrats on the Gold.  Nothing so wonderful as having one's work recognized for excellence. 


Now one thing. . . , How did it taste?


+Wild-Yeast

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proth5

So now you start your training for La Coupe du Monde?  :>)

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Moriah

What kind of bread is that, the one with the braid around it?

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rhag

Taste is always big on my list. Each have there own distinct flavours and textures. One of the jugded categories is taste and the judges carve up a couple loves to taste and judge crumb structure etc. The plaque consists of yeasted decorative dough light and dark. Along with Pate Morte and a mixture of pastry flour, cocoa, water sugar and glucose.(dead dough) for the wheat stalks and bison. Coupe de Monde...maybe in 30 years. I've just scratched the surface. My big plans are to open up a european bakery in the next 5 years. But we wll see how that all works out.

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Debra Wink

Beautiful, rhag. Congratulations!

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gosiam

Congratulations rhag!!!  The breads are beautiful and so inspiring, indeed.  You are very deserving of that Gold.  As far as I am concerned, the asortment you've prepared for one competition alone could fill a small European bakery already.  You're practically there!!!


Gosia

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Janedo

Yihoooo! Way to go! You look too young to be married.


What's your baguette recipe???? ;-)


Jane

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SylviaH

I'll 2nd Jane's request!!   Baguette recipe Please! 


Sylvia 

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LSeeber

All I can say is, "damn, man...you have got a future ahead of you!"  


And... a beautiful smile to go with it. ;-)


 


 

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mjsallorganic

Your breads look beautiful!


Congratulations.

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saraugie

Congrats.....!!!!!!!


Just saw the date LOL a little late.  and how did you do this year, if you entered ?

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diah

Congratulation rhag. Very proud of your success. Sorry for the late wishes. I'm so actracted with the 5 strand challahs and danish pastries. Do you think I can have both the recipes. Hope I can bake just like you. Will you be doing this display again this year? 

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bobm1

a wonderful bloom on your baguttes! your 'take' epi's, great eye appeal and so uniform. a really beautiful display.


p.s. would it be possible to tag your bread display to identify each?

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saltandserenity

Very impressive!  You must be so pleased.  What a beautiful array of breads.  Those epis are my favourite!