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No Knead With Levain

agordo's picture
agordo

No Knead With Levain

I've not used King Arthur flour before.  I made three loaves this last weekend starting with Jim Lahey's no knead formula.  One loaf was made with the standard recipe using KA bread flour.  Second loaf was standard recipe using Pillsbury All Purpose.  Third Loaf was used KA bread flour, reducing water from 300 gms to 290 gms and adding 5 gms of a pretty wet levain, hand mixed with wet hands.  Surprisingly, the best crumb and taste was the loaf with the levain.  Second best flavor and crumb was with the all purpose flour.  The third (standard recipe) was the most dense crumb and nothing special.  In the future, I be using levain in the no knead.   I would attach images if I could figure out how to do it.   Incidently, the narrative by Jim Lahey in his new book, My Bread, discussing how he got into baking and eventually established the  Sullivan Street Bakery is good reading.

flournwater's picture
flournwater

Create an account on and post your images here:  http://photobucket.com/


Open the forum page into which you want to paste an image or be prepared to save the image on your clipboard before going to the forum page.  Just don't lose the image while it's on the clipboard.


Log on to Photobucket.  Click on the "Upload Images and Video" box.  That will open the last used folder on your system.  If that folder doesn't have the image you want to upolad, click on the arrow at the right hand end of the "Look In" box, select the folder that contains the image you want to use, and click on the file name for the image in that folder.


Wait until the image is uploaded (it will appear on the monitor in front of you) and assign a title or description of the image in the spaces provided.  You can leave those blank if you want to.


Click on "Return to Album" and you will see your image on the monitor.  It will have the same file name assigned to it that you used when you first filed the image on your system.  Above your image you will see "edit/move/share/delete".  Click on "share". 


You will now see tabs marked "post to web site", "send email", "get link code" and "send to phone".  Click on the tab "get link code".


You wil then find you have five choices.  You want the one under "IMG for bulletin boards & forums".  Left click on "clickable thumbnails" (that will take less space on the forum page  -  it's kind of a courtesy to avoid loading great big files that aren't really needed) Then, when you see that field highlighted, right click on it and select copy from the menu that appears.  Left click on "copy".


Go to the forum page into which you wish to post your image, right click on the comment page you're working with and click "paste".


That's all there is to it. ....


Open the forum page into which you want to paste an image or be prepared to save the image on your clipboard before going to the forum page.  Just don't lose the image while it's on the clipboard.


Log on to Photobucket.  Click on the "Upload Images and Video" box.  That will open the last used folder on your system.  If that folder doesn't have the image you want to upolad, click on the arrow at the right hand end of the "Look In" box, select the folder that contains the image you want to use, and click on the file name for the image in that folder.


Wait until the image is uploaded (it will appear on the monitor in front of you) and assign a title or description of the image in the spaces provided.  You can leave those blank if you want to.


Click on "Return to Album" and you will see your image on the monitor.  It will have the same file name assigned to it that you used when you first filed the image on your system.  Above your image you will see "edit/move/share/delete".  Click on "share". 


You will now see tabs marked "post to web site", "send email", "get link code" and "send to phone".  Click on the tab "get link code".


You wil then find you have five choices.  You want the one under "IMG for bulletin boards & forums".  Left click on "clickable thumbnails" (that will take less space on the forum page  -  it's kind of a courtesy to avoid loading great big files that aren't really needed) Then, when you see that field highlighted, right click on it and select copy from the menu that appears.  Left click on "copy".


Go to the forum page into which you wish to post your image, right click on the comment page you're working with and click "paste".


That's all there is to it. ....