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. Well the kitchen was the HOTTEST it has ever been during bake yesterday... brutally hot... the heat index in the kitchen got to 🌡112°F ... doughs were measured and mixed in the kitchen, but until they went in the oven they spent their time in the air-conditioned bedroom. Interestingly, this increased focus on dough temps made for a range of good to near perfect loaves. No traffic jams at the oven and no overproofs.
Saturday evening, as I was preparing preferments, there was a lightening airburst right outside the kitchen window (in the backyard)... SCARED THE HELL OUT OF ME... and it ultimately fried my (and 6 of my neighbors) AT&T U-Verse connection... so no Internet until late yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday was the 2nd bake of the Focaccia season, only had 2 ordered (made 2 extra Focaccia con Aglio Arrostito)… but the variation in making the silky smooth dough (gotta love that imported Italian "00" flour!)… and working with the dough in round pans was a welcomed change from forming loaves.
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|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, 25 July 2016