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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2020, 04:48:41 pm »
Looks like a helluva crust on that loaf, Giles.

Out of curiosity, what do you do with all of the bread? Surely you and Paula aren't eating it all by yourselves, are you?

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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #16 on: March 26, 2020, 04:59:25 pm »
Gave Alex and Kira a loaf, gave the people over the green who are self-isolating a loaf.  Two more being made as I type.  I'll be able to find people to take it off my hands....
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2020, 12:20:37 am »
Gave Alex and Kira a loaf, gave the people over the green who are self-isolating a loaf.  Two more being made as I type.  I'll be able to find people to take it off my hands....

Wish I were your neighbor! Avocado season is in full swing here and every time I see these loaves I picture and can almost taste them this way

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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2020, 08:38:10 am »
My 50% rye and 50% white worked out OK.....

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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2020, 11:52:23 am »
Pizza dough on the left and bread dough on the right.....

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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2020, 12:48:27 pm »
Giles What mix/method did you use for your bread starter?
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2020, 01:07:23 pm »
I am currently not using the starter I am using shop-bought yeast granules.  The starter is currently in the fridge, I think it's ready now.  I'll take it out of the fridge sometime early to mid next week and try a Poolish, Biga or Sourdough, not decided yet.

I used this method, but used water initially not pineapple juice....



I'm not 100% sure I am happy with the result, so I may revert to the Ken Forkish method.  I am using his recipes for my bread, so it makes sense....

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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2020, 01:26:52 pm »
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2020, 02:25:15 pm »
Alex and I came into a tiny bit of money when my poor old mum died a few years ago.  We both bought a set of Finex with the cash, as we knew it would be a lasting reminder of her.
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2020, 03:13:56 pm »
Giles infected me with that Levain, Sourdough and Bread thing... :D

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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2020, 03:14:31 pm »
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2020, 04:07:05 pm »
I'm going to have to up my bread game now..... :) :) :) :) :)
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2020, 04:33:31 pm »
Pizza dough division

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Loaves rising in proofing baskets
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2020, 04:41:34 pm »
Giles knows no half measures
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Re: Bread - What are you baking today.....
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2020, 04:43:49 pm »
Put the sauce on top of the cheese. And use less sauce than you think you need. That will be just enough. Set oven to as hot as it goes. Cook the pizza fast. Not sure if this advice is welcome but I hope it helps
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