Thursday, January 27, 2011

Try try again

I attempted to bake some french bread a few weeks ago and the results were not the best.  I was happy that the dough doubled in size, yeast and water temp can be a little tricky sometimes.  For some reason the final product was too dense and the crust too hard and thick. (I think I added too much flour).  The bread was edible right out of the oven but after a few hours it was like a rock.
 
The kid won't be home this weekend (he is my taste tester) so I will be researching for the next week on how to make better bread.  I will give it another go next weekend.

6 comments:

  1. I know how hard it is to make bread! I tried to make ciabatta last year, but something went wrong. But let's keep trying!

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  2. I have no patience for hand-making bread. Props to you! I love my breadmaker. I can just throw in the ingredients or go to the bulk store and buy the mix itself and just throw that and water in. LOOOOVE my breadmaker.

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  3. I have never made bread from scratch before - I do have a bread maker though.

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  4. HUbby makes bread often, the best and lightest bread is when he uses a certain type of yeast (quick active yeast). But becuase it's all made by hand (rather than machine) it's different EVERY time :) - but soooo worth it x

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  6. you may have kneaded it too much. Sometimes that makes it dense.

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