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Old 01-22-2007, 10:37 PM   #201
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The loaf I made

I have been trying to post this photo. Thanks to MJ I was able to post.
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Old 01-22-2007, 11:20 PM   #202
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Old 01-23-2007, 12:01 AM   #203
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Aria, what did you bake your bread in? I like the shape. Because I used my cast-iron skillet, my bread was round, but I like the shape of yours, too.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:28 AM   #204
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my best loaf yet

Here is a photo of my latest try at this incredible bread. It handled a bit different from my other trys. I do not mess with the ratio of ingredients, except to use 2/3rds whole wheat flour, but I could tell when I scraped it out of the bowl after the inital rise that something was different. I let the first rise go 24 hours, in a coolish kitchen, 67 degrees F. The sponge had more shape/body than before. And when I folded it over once for the 15 minute rest, it stood higher than before. I did use a ceramic insert for the first time and it worked very well. I will not use the cast iron configeration again, too heavy, unwieldy and the top did not fit well. When I went to fetch the crock pot insert I found my back up crock pot that I only use for parties and was happy to find that its lid was all glass. So I used that insert even though it is smaller than the insert I intended to use. One happy camper here.
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Old 01-23-2007, 03:33 PM   #205
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Katie E, How did you do that? Posting? MJ helped me with the photo. My computer "zips-out" during the upload. Long story. I know about the click paste, Image Shack posting....but there is a problem posting photos for me.

I used a ceramic insert in my crock pot about 6 inches in diameter with a glass top. bethzaring, I also tried the cast iron pot. Too heavy and I did not like the shape. I also did the 2 cups white and 1 cup whole wheat. I prefer the whole wheat for health but not the taste. I prefer the taste of the unbleached white flour. I am waiting to view kitchenelf's loaf. I posted
detailed steps for this bread. I have a "bizillion" bread recipes....but this is the easiest and can make homemade bread and still attend to my job at the Advertising Agency and teach at our local College. Isn't it fun? Yes?
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:07 PM   #206
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Katie E, How did you do that? Posting? MJ helped me with the photo. My computer "zips-out" during the upload. Long story. I know about the click paste, Image Shack posting....but there is a problem posting photos for me.
How'd I do what? Post your picture? If that's what you mean, all I did was hit the "quote" button at the bottom right of your post when I wanted to post a reply to this thread. The picture in your post came up when I did that.

And, yes, it's great fun having this kind of delicious bread and do other things, too. Hooray!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:47 PM   #207
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That is a great shape. Thanks for the idea.
My breads are more 'holey" usually. Just an FYI.
I know a lot of others on a lot of boards are/have used WW flour (a cup), but this style of bread just seems to scream "white" to me, at least. I don't really every buy artisanal WW breads or baguettes.
I also think that this bread is quite good the next day (probably because it is so moist) which is unlike the usual artisanal/baguette bread.
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:50 PM   #208
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bethzaring, Neat photo. Color, lights, pot placements. SUPER. I would like
my slice....toasted and lightly buttered.

Notice you have ahia in your avatar. I not a Geography Major....but is there REALLY such a place?
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:56 PM   #209
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Candocook, I prefer the crock pot insert. One it is not as heavy Two great shape. I store the bread on my counter on a bread board wrapped in a towel for first day.

Later I put it in a plastic bag which I leave open. The bread stores well. If you preffer the hard crust....do not put in plastic. We usually toast our bread and storing in plastic bag works for us. And you can cut a thin slice.
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