White bread

Paillasse de Lodêve

The legacy of the French art of bread has given us many specialties. These differ not only in shape and production, but also in taste. So let’s put the classic baguette aside and pull another one out of the bread… weiterlesen

Charpentier

I learned about the Charpentier in France. The form, as well as the taste, caught my attention early on. The beautifully colored, light crumb is permeated by rich aromas and the crust is also characterized by a long-lasting crispness. Diese… weiterlesen

Rustic Wholegrain Bread

This rustic wholegrain bread has a long shelf life that I was not used to in wholegrain breads. The proportion of rye in this bread is 80% with 37% of this being soured with the Detmold single-stage process.  A big… weiterlesen

Tabatiere

A few days ago I was flipping through the book “Bread and Pastry” again and I was particularly impressed by the “Tabatiere“ bread. This bread is a specialty from France and should be reminiscent of a snuff box (you should… weiterlesen

Country Wheat

Unfortunately, over the past few years only direct processing has been used in the production of wheat-based bread. In the last few decades, direct processes have displaced the familiar pre-dough processes such as sourdough and pre-dough. The use of pre-dough… weiterlesen

Flavor Rolls

For my next baking experiment I tried combining the salt-yeast process, a pre-dough, and a long, cold fermentation. Just as with other fermented products like wine and cheese, the long fermentation time increases the richness of flavor. Though these rolls… weiterlesen

White Loaves

My first experiment with the Salt-Yeast process favored this white bread. For me, this white bread is a classic but it has all but disappeared from the market in recent years. The quality of white loaves has been reduced by… weiterlesen

Poolish Baguette

Baguettes are very simple in that they are made from only the essential ingredients of flour, water, salt and yeast.  And it is precisely this simplicity that requires a high level of knowledge and skill in order to achieve a good… weiterlesen

Batard aux graines

The batard aux grain is a French wheat bread to which a blend of roasted seeds is added. The seed mix is made of sesame, poppy, and flax seeds and is roasted in a 230°C  oven. Before the seeds cool… weiterlesen

Rustic Baguette

Today, here is another baguette that is made in a unique way. Since baguettes are usually made with wheat sourdough or wheat poolish, a rye poolish would be a very unique substitution.. The production process of a rye poolish is… weiterlesen

Milk Bread

For my next bread offering I chose this milk bread. From the addition of milk, breads take on an especially tender crumb as well as a wonderful color on the crust. For the recipe there are two pre-doughs: A milk… weiterlesen