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hpr1827 :: How I make bread

I've been making my own bread for nearly 40 years, and I thought I'd share my methods

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Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2015-08-04 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Cooking

Cooking techniques, recipes, recommendations and cooking equipment

Ken Fallon was asking for bread-making advice on a recent Community News recording. I've been making my own bread since the 1970's and I thought I'd share my methods in response. Frank Bell also did an excellent bread-making episode in 2013.

I have prepared a long description of my bread-making process, with photographs and a recipe, and this is all available here: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps/hpr1827/full_shownotes.html


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Comment #1 posted on 2015-08-04T00:54:52Z by Charlie Ebert

Me.

Loved the episode. I use wax paper to cover my work and line the pan for baking
to keep the bread from sticking.
I have a couple of bread makers around as well but, don't use them for anything other than kneading the bread. They knead bread quite well and keep it at a slightly elevated temperature which is nice.
I will have to look around for some of your ingredients, assuming our FDA hasn't banned them.
Interesting show.
I also like watching Alien Bob from Slackware fame post his bread experiments on the web. He bakes also.

Comment #2 posted on 2015-08-07T15:34:39Z by Daniel Worth

Great!

I make a lot of food from scratch. I also make sour dough bread. I love hearing about other peoples processed for cooking. You did a fantastic job on this episode!

Comment #3 posted on 2015-08-10T10:39:39Z by Dave Morriss

Thanks for the feeedback

Thanks, the comments are most appreciated.

Charlie: I'd never thought of using such paper. I've used what's known as 'greaseproof paper' in the UK for cakes, but it's a pain to get it to fit neatly into tins.
I've never used the knead-only program on my bread maker, though I imagine that would be useful for making pizza dough for example.
Good luck with the ingredients.

Daniel: I'd like to hear about your sour dough bread making methods some time!

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