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Artisan bread recipes for your daily consumption.

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[Breadmaking is] one of those almost hypnotic businesses, like a dance from some ancient ceremony. It leaves you filled with one of the world’s sweetest smells… there is no chiropractic treatment, no Yoga exercise, no hour of meditation in a music-throbbing chapel that will leave you emptier of bad thoughts than this homely ceremony of making bread.”

Mary Francis Kennedy Fisher, The Art of Eating 

A RUSTIC BATARD.

A RUSTIC BATARD.

The sliced batard showing the thin crust and rather open crumb. The crust is crispy and the crumb soft and chewy. I have been wanting to bake a batard but somehow, I always end up with a bloomer. This time, determined that it would turn out a batard, I watched the...

FOUGASSE.

FOUGASSE.

My son left me several small tubs of olives and these were sitting for days in my fridge. There was a 110gm tub of sliced black olives and I had the option of baking olive bread or something else. I decided to bake something else! I came across this uTube clip in The...

ARTISAN WHITE BREAD ANYTIME.

ARTISAN WHITE BREAD ANYTIME.

Over the past few days, where everyone has to stay at home because of the Lockdown that's enforced as the Covid 19 cases keep rising,  I've had several requests from friends for a simple recipe to bake white bread. They ask specifically for a “simple” recipe! So I...

RUSTIC WHITE BREAD.

RUSTIC WHITE BREAD.

I found a recipe for Ciabatta on the Internet, and this one had a biga (or sponge ) that used a long fermentation time. There were also some hints on how one can handle very wet dough. The hydration of the bread worked out to be between 85% to 89%.  I’ve always had...