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Presentation and a mobile baking book :)

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ElFred

Presentation and a mobile baking book :)

Hello everybody,


First of all, thanks for this great webpage. I started baking bread a few months ago and now I am completely passionate about it :) 


I even recently created a small (but growing) mobile site (MyBread.mobi) on http://www.mybread.mobi with bread recipes so that I could always have the recipes handy in the kitchen or more important, remember exactly which ingredients to buy when at the supermarket.


I am also interested in food photography and saw that the forum had a section about it.


I think this site will keep me busy :)


Fred

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jyslouey

Welcome on board Fred.  I'm also a newbie at bread making and have learnt a lot from this website.  I first started out with the bread machine but once I learnt how to make bread by hand, the machine is now in storage although I may consider using it again to knead larger quantities of dough.  I normally half the recipes just to experiment and if it fails, at least I don't waste too much of the ingredients.  I took a look at your website and am very glad that you are using grams for the measurements.   However, the recipes are mostly geared for the bread machine. I'm wondering if this would be the the same when you knead by hand.  I also have a couple of bread machine books and I would like to try out some recipes in there that are hand shaped. 

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ElFred

I'll try kneading by hand, for the moment I use the machine for convenience and often knead in the machine (a 1h30 dough program) and shape the loaf by hand and bake it in the oven. 


As I am only adding recipes I've personally tested, as soon as I've made my 100% hand-kneaded bread, I'll add it as well.


Thanks a lot for the feedback.


Fred

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jyslouey

I'd love to hear  how you get on with the bread machine recipes.    I have a Kenwood bread machine and the dough cycle is also set for 1.5 hrs. The bread is quite dense most of the time.  Hand kneadng is  definitely the way to go.