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Steam baking Whole grain bread

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martin

Steam baking Whole grain bread

I was talking to a German Baker the other day and he said that in Germany they steam, then bake whole grain loaves. I could not really understand if he meant they were steamed in steamer first and then tranferred to an oven. I do not think he was refferring to steaming the oven. He told this was done to keep the wheat kernels soft.

 

Anyone any input on this?

 

 

regards

 

Martin Prior 

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subfuscpersona

I don't know about German bakeries, but here's a link to one baker's method for steaming and then baking french bread.

cold oven steam-rise baguette - hope you find it useful