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What Banneton Size Should You Use?

What Banneton Size Should You Use?

Banneton baskets are simply proofing baskets that give support, structure and shape to the dough during its final rise. They come in different shapes and sizes — can be round, oval or oblong and from small to extra large sizes. Because of this, bakers must assure that the dough quantity aligns with the size of the banneton basket.   So, what banneton size should you use?   ROUND BANNETON BASKETS: 8 Inch bannetons are for 500 gram or 1 pound of dough 10 Inch banneton are for 1 Kg or 2 pounds of dough OVAL BANNETON BASKETS: 8 Inch bannetons...

Aug 31, 2018 0 comments

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How to Knead Dough by Hand

How to Knead Dough by Hand

Using a stand mixer is a convenient way to knead dough.  However, if one is not available or if you want to develop your forearm muscles before you eat a hot crispy bread, this is for you.  This is a fun way to exercise! After mixing all your ingredients and making sure the flour is incorporated, it’s time to knead by hand: Just follow the stretch and fold technique, a rhythmic and gentle motion to stretch and soften the dough. First, stretch the dough with your palm, then fold to the center. Turn the dough to an angle, repeat the...

Sep 02, 2016 0 comments

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How to Have Beautiful Spiral Patterns on Your Bread

How to Have Beautiful Spiral Patterns on Your Bread

For the last rise of the dough, you may transfer it to a banneton or brotform: a shallow, woven proofing basket. As the dough rises inside the banneton, it will push itself against the ridged sides. When the dough is taken off and baked, the bread would have retained the spiral pattern of the banneton on its crust.

Aug 17, 2016 0 comments

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How the Amount of Sugar can Affect Activity of Yeast

How the Amount of Sugar can Affect Activity of Yeast

Yeast feeds on sugar so by adding a tablespoon or two provides yeast a readily available food.  This increases yeast’s activity and speeds up fermentation as well. However, adding a large amount of sugar to your dough will affect yeast’s metabolism.  Sugar is hygroscopic which  means it absorbs moisture from the dough.  Therefore, it decreases the amount of water needed by yeast to hydrate and breakdown the complex starch molecules in flour.

Jul 23, 2016 0 comments

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How to Tell if Your Dough is Properly Kneaded

How to Tell if Your Dough is Properly Kneaded

Kneading requires a rhythmic gentle motion to provide opportunity for gluten to develop. It also incorporates air and distributes ingredients evenly  You can knead by hand or using a stand mixer.  If by hand, you can do a stretch and fold method.  Set to medium low if using a stand mixer.  It takes 8 minutes to knead mechanically and 25 minutes manually. Kneading is properly done when the dough becomes smooth and elastic and does not stick on the side of the mixing bowl.

Jun 07, 2016 0 comments

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