Crumb: The soft inner portion of bread also referring to the pattern of holes inside. This is not to be confused with small bits of bread that often fall off, called crumbs.
Scoring: (also called slashing or docking) Bread is scored just before the bread is placed in the oven. This allows bread to properly expand in the oven without tearing the skin or crust and also allows moisture to escape from the loaf. It also releases some of the gas, mainly carbon dioxide, trapped inside the dough. Proper scoring also allows the baker to control exactly where the loaf will open or bloom. This significantly improves the appearance of baked breads. Scoring, finally, creates varieties in forms and appearance.
Good Morning. The last Wisconsin Daobread Weekly Bake et finis... This was one of my biggest bakes ever... 33 ordered loaves... took a lot of coordinating, and planning, and luckily the weather and the yeast were kind to me... no backups nor collisions for time in my little oven. This morning was a bit hectic, photographing, packaging, and 5 deliveries before work.
You will be happy to know, that there was continued success with Wu-Wei Bread (American salt-rising Bread (ASRB)) as I finally got the new starter incubation system working!
There is one extra today… Simple White Sandwich (sliced) first contacted, first reserved...
I would like to thank all of you who have supported and encouraged me in this little endeavor... exactly 5 years, 143 different types of bread; and, over 6000 items baked (and consumed by you). I would never have learned all I have without a participating and consuming public. Thanks again.
NOTE: There are no more scheduled bakes....
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|Bread Type||Ideal Meal Pairings|
◌ Grilled vegetables and meats
◌ Soups and stews
◌ Heartier meals
◌ Hummus, dips or fruit and cheese plates
◌ Pastas with tomato sauce
◌ Braised or grilled meats
◌ Sautéed seasoned vegetables
◌ Mediterranean cuisines
◌ Variety of meats, soups and salads
◌ Cheese and fruit courses
◌ Bruschetta with garden fresh tomatoes,extra virgin olive oil and basil leaves
◌ Flavorful meats: braised, roasted, smoked, or cured
◌ Smoked fish
◌ Reuben (or other sandwiches)
◌ Grilled and roasted meats
◌ Vegetables and fresh greens with flavorful dressings
◌ Tangy complement to hearty meals
◌ Toasted at breakfast
◌ Bread puddings
◌ French toast
◌ Breakfast toast
◌ ...with egg dishes
◌ A hearty addition to any meal
― Jeffrey Hamelman, Bread: A Baker's Book of Techniques and Recipes
Monday, 03 July 2017