The Fresh Loaf

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Maltese bread

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The Roadside Pi...

Maltese bread

Lightly enriched, low hydration. Crusty on the outside with a tight crumb on the inside to sop up the sauce.

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MontBaybaker

I can imagine the inside.  Would you be able to share the recipe?  I'm not familiar with this bread and would love to make it.

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The Roadside Pi...

Thank you friend for reminding me of this old song from my childhood.

Montego Bay

A predictable result, that is what, attention to detail, accurate measurements and a set procedure in a controlled environment will achieve! I actually live steamed a baking lesson on FB for friends and family yesterday. (It was a mess) However, I am resolute to persevere and prefect my cooking lesson videos. I am thinking prerecorded and editable for now...Smile.

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Mini Oven

very curious about your recipe.  Please?

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The Roadside Pi...

I posted the recipe, with the crumb shots. Let me know if you can't see it. 

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Mini Oven

...dramatic!   You tease!

-Mini

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The Roadside Pi...

However, I am not sure if you saw the formula or not. Very easy, great beginner bread, that will yield a very nice result!

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DanAyo

Your “footballs” are beautiful!

They look like they might be good “give away loaves” for the neighbors.

How would you describe the flavor?
How long before staling?

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The Roadside Pi...

You do realize that describing flavor is a complex matter. What can I say about the flavor and texture?  I can most defiantly state that there is no yeasty after taste and the crumb is delicate with a nice mouth feel. I have not made this bread in quite a while. As I have been concentrating my efforts on wild yeast. I bought this loaf back for an encore to do a easy, "doable" bread baking lesson for my family and friends, as a diversion from the sickness around us. To answer your question, I can't see it staying fresh much longer than 5 or so days.

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Benito

Nice, the crumb looks so tender.  Yes it would be a great vehicle for soaking up a delicious sauce.

Benny

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The Roadside Pi...

Use common sense my friend and lets all get pasted this nightmare! 

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Scott_R

Did you use a baking stone?

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The Roadside Pi...

I used a baking steel. 3/8th inch thick.