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Lesson 2 Bread

gwschenk's picture

Lesson 2 Bread

I've been learning to bake bread reading the Bread Baker's Apprentice. I've focused on variation 3 of the white bread formula. I mix by hand. The bread, and dinner rolls especially, from this recipe have been coming out great.

I figured it was time to try something new, so the Lesson 2 bread looked good. Only having volume measurements threw me for a loop. The dough was way too hydrated. Having mixed so many loaves by hand helped a lot here. I added flour till it just felt right.

It came out OK, I thought. I tasted great with dinner. The kids loved it.



Floydm's picture

Nice. Keep it up!

pmccool's picture

You'll swimming in the deep end of the pool before you know it. 


IceDemeter's picture

You know that you've been well hooked in to the bread-baking addiction when you can FEEL that a dough isn't how you wanted, modify it on the fly, and end up with such a great result.  As pmccool says - you'll be in the deep end in no time!

Please keep sharing!