Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Shaping Bread

One of the areas of bread making in which I need the most work is bread shaping. It is easy to learn a recipe or chemistry from a book and I am fortunate to have been given some great books and that my local library system has a lot of other great cookbooks. But the one thing that I find difficult to learn without an expert leaning over my shoulder is bread shaping. Even the videos I watch online are difficult to follow because sometimes my dough behaves differently. I did find one great shaping video from the Back-Home Bakery I would like to share and I will let everyone know how it goes.

On a slightly different note, I have mentioned Peter Reinhart's stretch-and-fold technique. Here is a great video from the man himself to help you see what I mean.

Happy baking!

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