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. During this Weekly Bake, I "successfully redeemed the setbacks of last week". Some mindful attention to creating a new campagne starter and the bake went well again. Made some extras of not-often-ordered breads so check the availability.
This week's loaves are sporting new labels (now with ingredient listings!) just wanted to warn you.... Also, finished the MMXVI Feast of Fornicalia button redesign for next week's festivities... be sure to ask for one if you don't see me...
Next week is the Feast of Fornicalia (17 February) (an ancient Roman festival in honor of the goddess Fornax, who presided over ovens and by extension, whatever came out of them. Romans burned spelt (an ancient grain) as an offering on or around February 17th so that their ovens would not burn during the coming year. There is a translation of a classic Fornicalia bread recipe in the writings of Pliny, which described a bread made with spelt and the juice of raisins.) I am offering natural leavened Honey Spelt Sourdough loaf in honor of the occasion. Laudate Deam Fornacem! (Praise the Goddess Fornax!) What better way to celebrate the Feast of the Goddess of the Hearth and Baking than by consuming good bread? ... AND it is a leap month, so one extra bake, too!
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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
Daobread is a small-batch bakery. Sunday is bake day. Monday morning, pictures and descriptions of The Bake are posted here; and an email/tweet is sent to the customer list letting them know what is available. Ordered bread is delivered on Monday afternoon.
Monday, 08 February 2016