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 cycle of Madison continues... it has gone from a university town to small village overnight as commencement and undergraduate move-out happened all this weekend. Got a tad bit chilly... flurries on Saturday morning... cool on Sunday, bake day was a pleasant one... easier to warm things up that to try and cool them off. Baked mostly orders, but also experimented with baking Wild Toasted Oat and Cinnamon & Golden Raisin Oat in loaf pans making them sandwich loaves.
Next weekend is the one off for the baker (see the calendar below). The nextWeekly Bake is a Special Bake on Tuesday, 31 May. It will be the last bake of Daobread's 4th Anniversary Month AND one of the tri-annual offerings of Westphalian Black Pumpernickel Rye (it is currently on the order form, and I will only be baking what Pumpernickel Rye is ordered this round).
June's Featured Bread (Grissini in their various flavor combinations) herald the return of lighter summer faire. Get ready to plant those gardens... and sit outside eating summer salads with delightful bread sticks (and flavorful focaccia)....
If you would like to preorder for the next Weekly Bake, please use the order form. Check the calendar below to see when The Weekly Bakes are scheduled.
To order bread available on this page, please send an email.
|The Weekly Bake||NO Weekly Bake||Special Bake||Order Deadline||Holiday|
|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, 16 May 2016