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ITJB Vienna Bread

golfermd's picture

ITJB Vienna Bread

Yesterday I made the subject bread for the first time (well, the first recipe from this book, which I heartily recommend). Overall, it was a tremendous hit for me. It was the first bread that actually came out as advertised. It had a nice soft, fluffy texture. That was a first for me! The taste is great, and look forward to some sandwiches with it. A few things that did disconcert me as I was making it. First, the bulk ferment took nearly twice as long as the book suggests. That's probably more of a function of my home temperature than anything else. When I separated the dough in two and placed them in the pans it never rose to the level of the top of the loaf pans (I even warmed the oven a bit for this). I didn't want to toss the dough so I dutifully sliced the top and baked. A miracle, it rose to full height during the baking process and produced two wonderful, tasty loaves. I had 9 1/2 inch loaf pans originally, so I purchased a few 8 1/2 inch loaf pans and used those for the first time. I suspect the larger pans were the cause of a few problems I have experienced in the past. Anyway, it's up, up and away for me. Stan, I look forward to doing more recipes. My partner is Jewish so she has her eye on several recipes she wants me to try.

Wish I could figure out how to post pics here so I can show my work. I followed the directions but still doesn't work for me.


wayne on FLUKE's picture
wayne on FLUKE

This comment helped someone recently. Also see the follow up comment, maybe you have the same issue?


Elagins's picture

Nothing motivates like success (and nothing is more satisfying than hearing about an error free recipe!!!!)


HeidiH's picture

I've  made this a couple times and it's  very tasty so that reminds me, in a loaf or two, time to cycle it back in again! 

kozulich's picture

Sorry, I'm a bit slow today perhaps.  What is ITJB?

abbygirl's picture

Inside the Jewish Bakery ;)