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La masa's picture
La masa

Some bread porn

Bread can be so beautiful...



I know this is not the perfect bread, and quoting Hamelman, "If the holes are big enough to hide a mouse, your shaping skills need some attention", but I love my bread anyway.


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Mini Oven

I want to be the mouse that hides in this loaf and eat my way to the outside!

La masa's picture
La masa

:-)


Thanks, Mini.

ananda's picture
ananda

Hi


The random holes are large due to lengthy fermentation, and not sudden oven expansion.   The crumb is wonderfully even, in the sense there is NO compactness of crumb to be seen...especially at the base of the loaf.   And...a moist crumb shiny and reflective to the point of translucency.


It does not get much better than this; I venture to suggest the esteemed author who you refer to would agree with my assessment too.


Can I be a second mouse please?


Andy

La masa's picture
La masa

I'm a bit overwhelmed for your comments, coming from such expert bakers.


 


"Can I be a second mouse please?"


Of course you can, there's plenty of spare room :)

dcochran's picture
dcochran

do you mean to tell me that i can LOOK at these pictures for free??  they do look yummy.

La masa's picture
La masa

Porn is never free. I've sent you an invoice :)

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hutchndi

Holes Shmoles. I bet that bread is absolutely delicious.

hanseata's picture
hanseata

 Wonderbread is porn - yours is art.

00Eve00's picture
00Eve00

I claim the third hole to the right.  I have my cot all ready. :P


Seriously though, that bread is beautiful.  I hope one day to make bread like that.

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Aussie Pete

If Mini and Andy want to hide in your loaf of breads shouldn't they now be called Mini and Mickey Mouse?


Oh dear...that was a crumby joke.......no offence guys, just having some fun with our weird Australian sense of humour...............Pete