Questions about kneading, baking, storing, and culinary use of any kind of bread.

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Is the second rise step neccesary for no-knead bread?

In the classic no-knead bread recipe, it calls for letting the dough rise once for 12-18 hours, then folding it on a work surface and letting it rise again for two hours. Why is this second rise ...
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Why won't my bread rise much during baking?

I'm trying some bread making for the first time and am having a hard time getting my bread to rise during baking. Here is the recipe I'm following: ...
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Pumpkin Bread that is similar to Banana Bread

Can you make a pumpkin flavored bread similar to how you can make banana bread? Adding pumpkin to a bread dough mixture similar to how you make banana bread. Is this what pumpernickel is?
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Why does my calzone crust lose its crunchiness within minutes of being removed from the oven?

I have tried making meat stuffed Calzones from pizza dough. It came out really crispy, but after 10 minutes or so the bread was kind of rubbery. It was weird because I made pizza the other day using ...
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Where can I buy fresh, live yeast for making bread? (NOT active dry yeast)

Where can I buy live yeast? Who sells it? Can I buy it non-commercially? Does anyone sell it online? I've found it difficult to find, at least in the United States's grocery stores.
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What are the best burger buns available in the UK? [closed]

In recipes online I see recommendations for buns such as Martin's Potato Rolls. However it doesn't seem like it's possible to get this kind of bun in the UK, or indeed anything other than the basic no ...
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Stretchy Lebanese flatbread?

When I used to get donor kebabs in Brisbane, Australia, the store I would frequent would serve them in a particular stretchy flatbread, who the store owner told me was a type of bread from lebabnon. ...
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Coins in bread?

Is it customary, in Greek or any other cuisine, to put a nickel (or any other coin) inside the bread? I know it is tradition to bake an inedible baby figure into Mardi Gras "King Cake:" but I had ...
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How can I improve the shape/appearance of this bread?

I've been making bread from this recipe: 550g flour 370 water 12g kosher salt 4g yeast Knead in the stand mixer, shape into an ovoid bâtard kind of deal, slash diagonally, and bake 45 min. at ...
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Why add lupin flour to white bread?

We buy ordinary, American-style white sandwich bread from a national supermarket chain. I just had a look at the ingredients and was surprised to see that, in addition to wheat flour, it contains ...
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Creating ideal temperature for dough to rise

Are there machines that maintain optimal temperature for dough to rise?
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Breadmaker bread not remaining fresh long enough

I have an issue with the bread we make in our bread maker. My wife claims it is not fresh enough to eat if it is more than 1 day old; however, she will eat shop brought bread that is 2 days old. This ...
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How many kilos of bread can I produce with one kilo of flour?

I wish to calculate how economic a breadmaker is compared to store bought bread. Does anyone know how many kilos of bread can be made from one kilogram of flour? To make it simple, let's say generic ...
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Making bread on Stand Mixer

I am a novice at making bread from freshly milled flour. I have a kitchen aid mixer and am using the dough hook to knead bread. Do I need to: Knead it more by hand once I turn it out? how long Put ...
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Preserving cheese sandwich

I'm curious about an effective method of preserving a cheese sandwich. I'm looking to prepare them as far ahead of use as possible. I've considered various alternatives but it's not really clear ...
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Egg In My Bread

I'm tweaking the recipe I have for bread, as I'm always trying to make it better. It calls for 4c of ap flour, and uses honey rather than white sugar (there is no milk in it). I also use refined ...
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Dough whisk as a substitute to a mixer or wooden spoon

I made a short bread recently(it was my first try at baking) and the recipe said that I should use a wooden spoon. My question is this: could I have used a dough whisk instead of a wooden spoon? ...
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Making Bread From Pizza Dough

My kitchen and I started to mess around and make loafs of bread from our pizza dough. Last night I loaded up a hotel pan with dough, and baked it for a little over an hour at 350. I let it rest and ...
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What type of sugar can preserve bread the longest?

I believe that honey preserves bread the longest. Are there any other sugars or sugar-like solutions that can preserve bread from mold longer?
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Water + Sugar Solution Preserves Bread?

I've heard that by coating bread with a solution of water and sugar can preserve it from mold. Is this true? If not, then my Science Fair Project will be a bust.
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Charcoal in bread baking, where to start?

I have been wanting to try baking with Charcoal for some time. Sourcing the powder is already a hurdle. Has anyone baked with it before and can offer advice? The best thing I have found so far is here ...
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Why is my bread falling flat?

I've tried baking bread several times and I seem to always have the same problem. The dough seems fine, until I shape it and let it rise a second time, and then when it rises, instead of forming a ...
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Is there REALLY a difference in powdered milk brands for baking bread

I reading a new to me bread recipe it calls for a specific brand of nonfat dry milk powder (such as Alba). I wonder if there is a difference in brands/ makers or is there something special about this ...
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How much calcium propionate should I use as a bread preservative?

Love to bake homemade whole wheat bread, but after a few days it becomes moldy. No refrigerator, nor freezer available. I understand that calcium propionate is a safe preservative, but don't have any ...
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Bread substitute for wheat allergic

What types of bread and bread substitutes are there for people who are allergic to wheat (and also soy), as a part of breakfast fare (sandwiches etc)? Unfortunately most of store-bought bread here in ...
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How to store bread dough in the fridge for proofing?

My bread book says that I can store the shaped loaves of white bread with sourdough starter and yeast in the fridge overnight instead of just leaving them to proof for two hours outside under a moist ...
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Using the same baking paper as always, suddenly my bread sticks, what's happening?

I regularly bake bread (1+ times a week). I usually reuse a sheet of baking paper a few times, and for the last 20+ times it has been from the same roll. Now suddenly the last two breads I made are ...
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How do I produce lots of steam in a plain household oven? [duplicate]

Professional bakery ovens produce steam which is needed for baking bread (developing the crust). In a plain electrical household oven: how do I produce enough steam to bake delicious bread?
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What is the difference between making French baguettes and US style baguettes?

I have noticed that there is a large difference between French baguettes with chewy crust and consistent airy and chewy inside. Baguettes in the US are a different type. I am referring to the ones I ...
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What is the name of this Ukrainian bread?

As part of a welcoming ceremony, Vice President Joe Biden ate a certain type of bread in a salt and bread ceremony put on by the very hospitable Ukrainians in July of 2009.. It was not your every day ...
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What is an 8.5 x 4.5in bread pan in UK lb based pan sizes?

An American relative has asked for an 8.5x4.5in bread pan for Christmas, but UK pan sizes are by weight: 1lb loaf, 2lb loaf, etc. How much dough would you put into an 8x4 (or 8.5x4.5) pan?
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Kneading Bread After Rising

Why should bread be kneaded before rising? If I knead bread after the first rise what difference will it make?
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Preventing my toast from becoming wet when I put it on the plate

Since I moved to my new flat, I have a problem when heating bread in any way. What happens is that if I put it on a plate, it gets very wet on the plate side. This is so acute that drops appear on the ...
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How was the usage of yeast for bread discovered?

From where did people get the yeast for their bread??
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Is there a bread you can mix in the evening, leave overnight, and bake in morning?

I'm afraid I know little about breadmaking. Is there a bread where you could: -- mix it and I guess knead it in the evening (say around 9pm), -- leaving it out overnight (perhaps to rise (?) etc.?) ...
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Refreezing thawed out bread dough

I have a bag of Bridgeford frozen rolls. Defrosted the whole bag and realized it's too much. Can I refreeze it before it rises? It's still in the refrigerator.
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Can I bake bread in a cast iron Dutch oven with the lid on, or should I use tin foil instead?

I have a Cuisinart cast iron enamelware dutch oven that I purchased recently to bake bread in the oven. I am supposed to bake at 450 degrees. The pot states it can be baked up to 500 degrees, ...
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How can I keep the shape of my free-form bread dough when it is rising?

I have been trying to bake my own Italian bread, French bread and Rolls. I have found many tasty recipes but I keep having the same problem so I'm guessing it's my technique somewhere. Please advise ...
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Glazing bread pre-baking

I was at a restaurant for brunch this past weekend and had a pastry basket that included, among other things, a dried fruit focaccia. It was much lighter than a typical, savory focaccia, almost like a ...
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Bread bowls verus loaf of bread

I am making bread bowls for soup. I made extra dough for a loaf, do you think there is a difference making a loaf from a bread bowl recipe? The Bread Bowl recipe seems like a pretty standard bread ...
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What happens if bread is made with sparkling water?

I am making a white bread with 500g regular flour, about 300g water, sourdough starter, yeast and salt. It will rest and raise some time before being baked. Pretty basic. Now I was wondering, what ...
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Can you make french toast without eggs and gluten?

I have an allergy to eggs and gluten. But before getting the allergy my favorite breakfast food was french toast. I've tried gluten free bread dipped in soy milk but it's not the same and doesn't ...
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Why do we dimple a focaccia?

When I was making a focaccia earlier today, I realised that I've never been told why we dimple them before baking. A quick Googling didn't reveal anything, so I'm asking here: why do we make dimples ...
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Can I refrigerate bread dough after the first rise and bake it later?

I do not have enough time to bake my bread. Can I refrigerate it or let it sit on the counter and bake it later in the day?
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What does it mean for a flour to be “strong” or “reinforced”?

When describing flour, I sometimes see people comparing flours and saying that one is strong or stronger than another. I also see flours that claim to be reinforced such as the Antimo Caputo 00 ...
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Bread: Higher rise/coarser crumb [duplicate]

I tend to make a starter for my bread, typically a poolish. Sometimes I make ciabatta without a starter. I tend to see the same results either way. I give the starter 10-12 hours, then rise the dough ...
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Can over proofed dough be harmful to breathe in?

I work night shift in a bakery and the people before me always leave unused dough in the mixer. Who knows for how many hours, but during that same day. It's a dough made from dry yeast. One night I ...
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Shelf Life of Homemade Panettone

I'm thinking of making a few panettones for Christmas presents, this year. At what time would you recommend? This question is largely motivated by the potential for them to spoil or go stale; but ...
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How to make my sourdough sweet?

When I was much younger, my father would bring home a really good bread about twice a year. He told me the mother of a coworker would make it and her son would sell it at work. I didn't know it was ...
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Sugar and yeast proportion while making sweet bread

Should I decrease the amount of yeast I add depending on how much sweet I add (I use jaggery) while making sweet bread? I understand that sugar (and by extension jaggery) helps yeast multiply at a ...