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View Poll Results: Do you make your own dough or buy it at the store?
Make it 26 81.25%
Buy it 6 18.75%
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:15 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by babetoo View Post
i make it and i buy it. depends on the mood i am in. it is hard for me to make it as i am only baking for myself. hate to use all the indg. to end up throwing part of it away.
You don't have to throw it out, Babe. I regularly make 2 loaves and immediately freeze one. I slice the other and keep out a few slices, and freeze the rest. The multigrain and whole wheat breads I make most are fine when thawed out, and especially make great toast, so I take it from the freezer one slice at a time, unless I need more.

If I'm having company, I make rolls, or a fresh loaf. Even using organic, straight from the farmer flour that costs $1.50 per pound, I am saving money plus I don't worry about the flour issues I have with "regular" flour.

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Old 02-14-2009, 12:35 AM   #22
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Making dough is always fun, but a timely process. I usually buy.

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Old 02-26-2009, 09:27 PM   #23
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If I have the time I'll make my own bread or pizza dough but AP is what I'll use for pizza.

For yeast i use the stuff in the jar but the packets work too, pre-measured makes it easy.

If i get commercial I use it for sandwhiches or toast
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:44 PM   #24
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Make ALL the bread products we eat and have been doing so for more years than I can count. Hamburger/hot dog buns, rolls, all types of breads, pizza, pita, English muffins, you name it. Do some by hand, use the bread machine as well as the KitchenAid mixer.
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:18 AM   #25
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I make it if I have time, and particularly on special occasions, such as the holidays. But I also use frozen pie crusts and have found them to be acceptable. In fact, some are pretty good. Better a frozen crust than no pie at all!

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Old 02-27-2009, 07:51 AM   #26
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I've created my goto recipes for my hearth bread and pizza dough over the past year. I make about 15# of bread dough when I bake and 8# of pizza dough when my freezer gets low. I started out with a Kitchenaid, then to my Cuisinart food processor, to doing it by hand, to an Electrolux DLX. I built a Wood Fired Oven last summer, and it bakes some fantastic bread, although I've found I can get similar results with my home oven with a stone on the bottom and one on the top and a spritzer bottle. Anyway, I'll roll 6-10 pizza balls, bag & freeze immediately. Then I pull them out a day ahead of time for use. It's very convenient and they rise nicely. For bread, I'll bake 8-10 loaves and a dozen or so buns from a single batch. Leave one loaf out and freeze the rest. I use Caputo 00 flour for my pizza dough and a mix of Caputo 00 and Hi Gluten flour for my bread dough.
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:40 PM   #27
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I always make it - I make french bread about twice a month, pizza dough once a month and dinner rolls about twice a week. I couldn't afford to buy that much dough at the store
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Old 03-04-2009, 02:49 PM   #28
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So many companies do such a better job than I do. So I buy it, be it bread (quick or yeast), pie, etc, I buy it. For years my husband and I got into making it ourselves, but it was simply too inconsistent in results. So now I buy.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:41 PM   #29
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I don't make baguettes because I can't make them to suit myself. I like the REALLY hard crust (the kind that will tear the roof of your mouth if you're not careful) and that is nearly impossible in a home oven.

Otherwise, I really enjoy making and baking breads and rolls and coffee cakes. I have always liked working with yeast doughs. My favorite breads to make are Jewish Style Rye and Challah -- with a side of Cinnamon Swirl.
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #30
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I am too lazy too make bread at home. As for pizza dough, I buy it at the store. Whole foods sells great quality pizza dough. I sometimes decide to make my own pizza dough, but most of the time I just hate cleaning up the mess.

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