The Fresh Loaf

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Your favorite bread videos

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Breadhead

Your favorite bread videos

Check out this series of 6 videos with Jeffery Hamelman at the King Arthur Bakery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpG5tcmg0uM&feature=plcp

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thomaschacon (not verified)

I also like these: http://techno.boulangerie.free.fr/09-ReussirLeCAP/03-lesFormesEnVideo.html

A few of them were broken, so I hounded the proprietor with my broken French for months to get them fixed.

He probably calls me the Annoying American now.

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Also, http://www.thefreshloaf.com/keyword/video

This is like an RSS feed for videos posted to TFL. (Posts that add the keyword "video").

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Breadhead

Wow! The video page you posted is fantastic! Really nice work. I see he scores many of the breads before final proofing though. Is that proper?

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thomaschacon (not verified)

I can't say I've noticed.

Which shape(s), for example?

I'd agree that it's uncommon, but I should have a look first.

It could have something to do with the fact that these are instructional videos on shaping, and not on the entire build process.

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Breadhead

Most of them. For instance video #4 La coupe saucisson

I'm loving these videos!!!

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thomaschacon (not verified)

You're right.

A lot of them are scored after shaping, instead of (the more usual) after proofing.

The pattern, if there is one, suggests that those with "lots of scoring" are scored after shaping/before proofing, like the La coupe saucisson. Such intense scoring would easily deflate a proofed loaf, so maybe that's the reason.

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This video series is one of the best on the internet. I'm glad to see it's the number 1 result on Google, but how many people will search for "Formes de pains"?

I downloaded all of them so, if the webpage disappears, I still have them.

I used this (Mozilla Firefox Add-On) to download them: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/download-flash-and-video/?src=userprofile

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Antilope