bread help please!

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Re: bread help please!

Post: #271975 mrsflibble
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:56 pm

Dr.Syn wrote:Is there no sugar for the yeast?


sometimes sugar, sometimes flour. I find both work equally well.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: bread help please!

Post: #271976 mrsflibble
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:58 pm

well I managed an awesome loaf yesterday using my normal sponge base, but more kneading and a rise in the little cubby next to the dishwasher.

thanks for the help!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: bread help please!

Post: #272120 becks77
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:41 am

Hi Emma,
Think Jon might be right my recipe uses 600g of flour but only 1oz of butter with 360ml water and all the other stuff, 1tbsp sugar 1.5tsp salt 2 tbsp dried milk powder I do sling it in the bread maker but have done it by hand too
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Re: bread help please!

Post: #272121 becks77
Mon Feb 25, 2013 10:42 am

Oooops forgot 1tsp dried quick yeast (doves works well) :icon_smile:
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Re: bread help please!

Post: #272167 Sadoldhippy
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:18 am

I make wild yeast sourdough, which although not as "light", has a great texture and taste. It is easy to do and the longer fermentation time allows the yeast to free the folate from the grain and is healthier.
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Re: bread help please!

Post: #272225 Gra
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:52 pm

Returning to Mrs Fibbles problem, 3 things could be contributing to problem.
1. 2nd kneading, you only need to knock back, shape and tin, not knead.
2. 150degC is low, try starting at 230degC and turning down to 200degC after 5 minutes
3. 100ml oil is a lot, try without, then on later loaves try a tablespoon if necessary.


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