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First bake from ITJB

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AnnieT

First bake from ITJB

My grandaughter has to make a big presentation on Azerbaijan this week, including food of the region. Being a good Nana I Googled "Breads of Azerbaijan" and found a Tandir bread which sounded easy enough for a nearly 13 year old to tackle. I did a trial run and found that the dough was way too wet so we adjusted the recipe and Margaret used my new Bosch Compact to make the bread which turned out beautifully. Unfortunately she has to cut it into ready to eat samples so the other students won't get the full effect of the pretty bread. She also has to make and serve "Plov" which sounds rather like rice pilaf. So today was my turn to play with the Bosch and I chose Vienna bread from ITJB. My kitchen was very cold and the dough took much longer to rise, but it was a delight to work with and the loaves were lovely. I am not used to working with enriched doughs but can see a whole new world opening up - maybe sticky buns or cinnamon rolls? Baby Bosch handled the kneading so effortlessly, and many thanks to Stan and Norm for the recipe, A.

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MickiColl

sorry to ask this  .. but what is ITJB ?

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loydb

Inside the Jewish Bakery, a fantastic book by a couple of TFL folks.

 

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Doeyo

And make sure you check the errata before you bake anything from it!   Lots of mistakes in the first editions, sorry to say.   Joey the Doeyo