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Old 11-30-2008, 12:05 PM   #1
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Bread Pics

Yesterday I took a trip to the West Side Market in Cleveland, and got these great shots (with permission) of some bread displays. Please put on your bib before looking any further:
















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Old 11-30-2008, 12:19 PM   #2
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Man that looks good.... I just wish I could cook that stuff myself!!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:45 PM   #3
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Man that looks good.... I just wish I could cook that stuff myself!!!
Unless you have some physical limitations, anyone can make bread. If you knew me, you would say I can't walk and chew gum at the same time, and ain't nobody done croaked from my bread yet! If you want to give it a go, we'll all help you through it. Kind of like a 12-step program to get you into something instead of out of something.

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Old 11-30-2008, 12:48 PM   #4
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Unless you have some physical limitations, anyone can make bread. If you knew me, you would say I can't walk and chew gum at the same time, and ain't nobody done croaked from my bread yet! If you want to give it a go, we'll all help you through it. Kind of like a 12-step program to get you into something instead of out of something.

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Joe, we will soon find out. I got a wild hair and decided to try and make the NYT bread. I was actually thinking about it for tonight, but then after reading the instructions..... looks like hot bread for tomorrow! But I'm gonna give her a whirl... see what happens!
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:09 PM   #5
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Hey Joe nice pics!

When I first joined this forum you suggested that I consider making my own bread, so I looked into it. Nearly every recipe I found required that I be near the bread for 4-5 hours. A typical recipe was about 1/2 hr. to mix, 1-1/2 hr. to rise, punch down and shape, another 1-1/2 hr. to rise, then bake about 1 hr. That's a lot of hanging around the house for bread.

On the other hand, I see that most of those loaves are $4 or more, and would only feed my family of 4 for one meal. The same is true for most of the bread at my supermarket bakery. I've been cooking at home more to try to save money, and I wince whenever I see a loaf of bread that costs $4-$5.

So my question is, what is the happy medium? How do you make your bread? Do you just devote a whole day to making a bunch of dough at one time? I know you make a lot, so give us your secret!
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Old 11-30-2008, 01:17 PM   #6
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Those are some great shots, Joe. That Farm Bread looked interesting with the layers. And there's quite a bit of bread there I would love to buy. I checked out the link to that store that PieSusan posted in the pepper thread. I wish they were closer.

That's the thing I don't like about NYT bread, sattie.... I feel like some today, which means I should have started it yesterday.
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Hey, RobsanX. There are a couple of alternatives to the long knead-and-rise method: You can get a bread machine that will do practically all the work for you - you combine the ingredients and turn it on. Depending on the recipe, you might add raisins, nuts, etc., later. I've made white, wheat, focaccia and cinnamon-raisin in mine. Some people use the bread machine just to make the dough, then transfer the dough to the oven to bake.

Or you can try the New York Times No-Knead Bread recipe that came out a few years ago. This post has links about it. HTH.
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Hey Joe nice pics!

When I first joined this forum you suggested that I consider making my own bread, so I looked into it. Nearly every recipe I found required that I be near the bread for 4-5 hours. A typical recipe was about 1/2 hr. to mix, 1-1/2 hr. to rise, punch down and shape, another 1-1/2 hr. to rise, then bake about 1 hr. That's a lot of hanging around the house for bread.

On the other hand, I see that most of those loaves are $4 or more, and would only feed my family of 4 for one meal. The same is true for most of the bread at my supermarket bakery. I've been cooking at home more to try to save money, and I wince whenever I see a loaf of bread that costs $4-$5.

So my question is, what is the happy medium? How do you make your bread? Do you just devote a whole day to making a bunch of dough at one time? I know you make a lot, so give us your secret!
Try this recipe... no hanging around.... that is what I'm going to bake tomorrow!

Nevermind! GG beat me to it!
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Those are some great shots, Joe. That Farm Bread looked interesting with the layers. And there's quite a bit of bread there I would love to buy. I checked out the link to that store that PieSusan posted in the pepper thread. I wish they were closer.

That's the thing I don't like about NYT bread, sattie.... I feel like some today, which means I should have started it yesterday.
Something you might do, Pacanis, is make a recipe of the NYT bread, bake it all (one loaf at a time, of course), and freeze the individual loaves. They thaw in about 1/2 an hour on the counter and can be re-crisped in the oven at 350* for 10 minutes.
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Those are some great shots, Joe. That Farm Bread looked interesting with the layers. And there's quite a bit of bread there I would love to buy. I checked out the link to that store that PieSusan posted in the pepper thread. I wish they were closer.

That's the thing I don't like about NYT bread, sattie.... I feel like some today, which means I should have started it yesterday.

Yep, that was my plan, have some NYT bread today! Don't look like thats happening!
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