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  • Thunder77
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    • Jul 2014
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    Stunning! Beautiful!

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    • hoovarmin
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      Is there a recommended method for seasoning a bannetton? I have rice flour, but I'm afraid to use my new bannetons because the dough's I've been making are sticking to the tea towels I've been using to the point of ruining them.

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      • hoovarmin
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        Pequod it came with a liner but I'd prefer to use it naked.

      • jhapka
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        hoovarmin I mist the banneton with water from a spray bottle then coat it with rice flour and let it dry completely when I get new bannetons.

      • scottranda
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        Rice flour for sure. Don’t worry about ruining a towel. I have them but don’t use them anyway. Rice flour works amazing.
    • Pequod
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      Sourdough demi baguettes using fresh milled ancient grain Kamut harvested from a nearby Egyptian tomb.

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      • Thunder77
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        Beautiful! Just beautiful! 👍

      • RonB
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        I am in VA and have never heard of an Egyptian tomb in VA...

      • Pequod
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        RonB - you're just not looking hard enough...
    • Pequod
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      The crumb



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      • Thunder77
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        Oh dang! That’s what I’m talking about!
    • Thunder77
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      I’m not buying the bit about the Egyptian tomb, though.

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      • Thunder77
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        Not sourdough, but still made with a poolish pre-ferment. Forkish Harvest Wheat.
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        • scottranda
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          • May 2015
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          • Charlotte, NC

          Best bread I’ve done!! Long ferment sourdough. I had to boost it with some commercial yeast, but it was like a pinch. I needed the extra boost. I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow!!
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          • Skip
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            Wonderful Bread!

          • hoovarmin
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            Man, that's beautiful

          • Thunder77
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            Wow
        • RonB
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          I made some soft dinner rolls today using a King Arthur recipe that included using the tangzhong method to improve the rolls. My wife took one bite and said delicious. She took another bite and said wonderful! Tangzhong is basically just making a roux with flour and a liquid.

          Both the recipe I used for these rolls and KA's article about tangzhong are linked below:

          https://www.kingarthurflour.com/reci...d-rolls-recipe

          https://www.kingarthurflour.com/blog...n-to-tangzhong

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          • Pequod
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            Interesting. Never heard of this. Definitely checking it out.

          • RonB
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            Pequod - my wife doesn't eat much bread, but she ate another one for lunch today and said they were too good - it's hard to stop eating them.

          • Thunder77
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            Wow! Beautiful. 👍
        • hoovarmin
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          Buying the Forkish book was one of the best things I've ever done. Never thought bread like this would come out of my kitchen. Now that I've made the overnight and saturday morning breads I'm going to try out the poolish and biga recipes, and then on to Levain. Ultimately I want to get a feel for working with dough that will enable me to go after what has heretofore been my white-whale - pizza.
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          • Thunder77
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            Try the Harvest Wheat with poolish. I am pretty sure you will love it!
        • Willy
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          • Apr 2015
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          • High Desert of the Great Southwest

          Pequod Thanks so much for mentioning Open Crumb Mastery! I'm only about 15% through it, but it's already answered/addressed a number of my questions and problems. Now I'm stuck with another "problem" though; I really like very sour breads, yet it seems that using a large percentage of sourdough starter, as I have been doing, likely contributes to poor gluten formation (verified by my recent results), so I'll need to read more and figure this one out. Anyhoo, I highly recommend the e-book to all bakers here--I do wish it was available in hard copy :«(. Thanks again!

          RonB Thanks mucho to you for posting about the tangzhong method. Those rolls are on the schedule for Friday night; they'll accompany an Iberico pork loin roast

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            Willy - great. Lookin' forward to your results.
        • Mark V
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          • Oct 2018
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          • Minnesota

          When I bake two loaves (normally I bake one) I have used a Lodge cast iron dutch oven and an All Clad dutch oven. I am through with the All Clad. I will bake them serially in the cast iron. First, it takes about 10 minutes more in the All Clad. It also does not turn out as well. From now on I am only using the cast iron.

          You can see, two loaves, first from the All Clad.

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          Look how much better the cast iron did. Sorry it was cut first, but you can see the crust and how much
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          • Skip
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            Very nice!

          • mnavarre
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            Clearly the problem is that you need another CI dutch oven.

          • hoovarmin
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            That second boule is amazing. I have the same issue, only one CI dutch oven and did my last one's serially. I think I'm going to buy another one because that's a long time to have the oven cranking at 475 in the summer.

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