The Fresh Loaf

News & Information for Amateur Bakers and Artisan Bread Enthusiasts

Hello from Montreal

WaterAndPixels's picture
WaterAndPixels

Hello from Montreal

Hello, happy to join this forum, hoping to learn a lot. I'm an enthusiast cook and it seems that I enjoy DIY food way too much since I baked my 1st loaf this week-end.

This was simple AP flour + instant yeast + salt + water bread, cooked in a combo cooker. I used my Thermomix to hydrolise and knead the dough, it worked but I'm a bit worried I'll kill the motor on the TM if I keep doing this. Really liked the result, but the crust is a bit too thick I need to see how to manage this (I like crust a lot, but this was too much especially on the bottom).

Learned a few things while doing this....

  • Combo cookers get really hot, my super duper BBQ gloves totally weren't up to handling that
  • Paring knifes sucks at scoring bread (or maybe it's just me, anway my lame is on its way)
  • The worst part is waiting for its temperature to come down before cutting it


It even sang to me a bit, that was quite cool, 1st time I heard a bread doing that! https://youtu.be/bRy10Tr8uPI

syros's picture
syros

You will learn a lot from this wonderful site. Lots of knowledgeable people. I’m just figuring out making a starter and keeping it alive. The bread will follow! 

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WaterAndPixels

Thanks Syros!