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IDK it just does

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Thanks for that very informative link.
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I found that weighing is more accurate than measuring cups when dealing with freshly ground wheat flour. It seems to me that it isn't packed as densely since it hasn't been packaged.
I agree. I actually prefer weight measurements any time I'm dealing with large amounts of flour. A bonus if you're grinding your own: Once you figure out how much flour you need by weight for your recipe, you can just weigh out that much in wheat berries and voila--the exact amount of flour you need with no leftovers to sit around in the fridge and lose nutrients/go rancid.

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This thread is very inspiring!

I so want to make bread.it just sounds so relaxing and very rewarding.

I have only ever made bread in a bread machine.its not that great.

Any one have a machine they like? I want to do by hand as well.

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Hi! I wanna join the fun I recently bought a grain mill, 3 buckets of grain and a bosch. I've been making 5 loaves a week and they are FINALLY starting to turn out good. There's been a bit of trial and error involoved lol. It's been a fun process though.

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I have never really baked much bread in the summer because my house gets so freakin hot. I always make bread in the fall and winter months, other than the occasional pizza dough in the summer. I have an awesome spot to warm my dough next to my pellet stove, so I put it there and let it do it's thing. It turns out perfect every time.

IDK I've never had an issue with it.

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This thread is very inspiring!

I so want to make bread.it just sounds so relaxing and very rewarding.

I have only ever made bread in a bread machine.its not that great.

Any one have a machine they like? I want to do by hand as well.
I always buy the cheapest machine I can get on sale around Christmastime and use it till it falls apart, the one I have right now is toastmaster. No problems.

I am making more bread without it though, because I'm trying to avoid the nonstick finishes and teflon that seem to be in all of them.

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This thread is very inspiring!

I so want to make bread.it just sounds so relaxing and very rewarding.

I have only ever made bread in a bread machine.its not that great.

Any one have a machine they like? I want to do by hand as well.
When I first bought a bread machine (at the Thrift Store for $25) I used it just about every day until I got the hang of it. Then I decided that while I like homemade bread, I wasn't liking the way it baked in the pan that it came with. Such a strange shape and size . So now, I only use my bread machine on the dough cycle for the mixing, kneading and some of the rising. I then take it out to form it and let it rise a second time. After that I bake it in the oven. I really love it and it helps cut down on some of the hand work when I just don't have the time.

I also was able to find another bread machine at Goodwill for just $5 and it is a Breadman. It didn't have a manual but I found one online.

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So....for those of you who don't use a bread machine....

What are you using? Loaf pan? Some other mold? Stone? Baking sheet?

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I have a Toastmaster bread machine and have been happy with it. I don't use it too often though. I just made sure to buy one that had a dough option so I could make use of that.

I have three stoneware bread pans and use those first. I also have an old nasty looking metal one that I use if I make 5 loaves at once. The fifth portion I usually turn in to rolls or something else since I don't have a fifth pan. Next time I want to try a round loaf, something I've never tried.

I checked out the The Breadbaker's Apprentace and The Bread Bible from the library after the suggestions on this thread. Thanks to whoever posted them. I am finding them very interesting and inspirational.
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Well for me shape depends on what my mood is. I have a pizza stone, and numerous loaf pans. My fave loaf pans are some old cruddy looking ones I scored at a yard sale, I like how the crust turns out in those. I just got 3 mini loaf pans and have thought about making some mini loaves.

I will make a round loaf on my pizza stone, the other day I made focaccia on it it turned out really good, although I baked it a little too long, but that combined with a hearty stew was so good.

Sometimes if I'm making bread for something a little fancier I'll do a braid, they turn out beautifully. I have a few different bread books with ideas for rolls etc....

Now if someone has a full proof French bread I am all ears.

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I have a pizza stone and I've never made anything but pizza on it, I'll have to try a loaf of bread sometime. I've got these old bread pans that are that blue and white porcelain over metal that I use for rectangular loaves, and then I've got various small loaf pans for quick breads, and some breads I make in round loaves on cookie sheets.

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old pyrex loaf pans...

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and some breads I make in round loaves on cookie sheets.
Do you find that the bottom turns out...not so yummy?

For those that use stones or sheets--do you sprinkle the bottom? With what--? Corn meal? Flour? Seeds?

I'm prepping for fall/winter, and all the soups & stews with their crusty bread companions!

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Is there somewhere I can purchase bigger pans, to make bigger loafs? My loafs are so small, there is no way I could make a sandwich out of them.
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Oh, and what is the difference in the finished product of kneaded bread, and a batter bread, which is what I made today, and it turned out OK, but could be better, I thought you could use all white whole wheat, an dnow after reading< i have heard that sometimes it turns out too heavy when you do this, which it seems to be...
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Do you find that the bottom turns out...not so yummy?

For those that use stones or sheets--do you sprinkle the bottom? With what--? Corn meal? Flour? Seeds?

I'm prepping for fall/winter, and all the soups & stews with their crusty bread companions!
I haven't really noticed it. I usually grease the pan, treat it just like one with sides, only the bread isn't 'contained.'

I would sprinkle the stone with cornmeal probably, like I do for pizza, I guess.

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I started a separate thread on a pizza dough question and then I found this thread.

I resurrected my breadmaker and recently made a double batch using about 3 1/2 cups and 1 pkg of Hodgson's Mills yeast for whole wheat. I think it contained 5/4ths oz. In any case the package states it has about 25% more to offset the weight of the whole wheat.

The dough wasn't too bad but came out somewhat airy with an overly yeasty smell and taste. I'm wondering if whole white wheat doesn't need quite as much yeast as regular whole wheat.

In any case, if anyone has a recipe for a triple batch using all or mostly whole white wheat I would appreciate it. Also, a recipe using all or mostly whole white wheat for breakfast rolls would be great too.

BTW what's the simplest recipe for icing using confectionary sugar. I tried a very basic icing with confectionary sugar, water & vanilla extract and it had a "raw" taste to it. I even tried microwaving it. Would cooking it on the stove top or adding butter help?

Also, DH picked up some yeast for me and it looks like a 1" cube. I think it's .60 oz. I'm assuming it's a compressed block. How do you measure this?

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Monday night is my bread baking night..I was just thinking this thread needed reviving.

I have been making the artisan recipe from Mother Earth News and think it's my fav. thus far out of all my recipes! I

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the recipe is from this article
http://www.motherearthnews.com/Real-...tes-A-Day.aspx

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We've done that "artisan in five" a couple times now. It doesn't raise up as much as I'd like and comes out pretty flat. And it has been way too salty for me. (1.5 TBS per 6 cups, or something like that). Did you have better luck? We're using our own fresh-ground whole wheat. It's a winter white wheat and I'd really like to not use store-bought flour, but I have a feeling that the flour we use is partly to blame. Should I get some softer wheat berries? Any ideas on what I'm doing wrong?
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I think it definitely works best with white bread/artisan flours. I hadn't noticed it being too salty either.

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I've been enjoying this recipe the last few days. We often eat North African (with bread to pick up food instead of silverware), and these make an awesome flat bread. They also turn out hollow, so you can use them for pita sandwiches. But the kids put honey with cinnamon on them when they were fresh out of the oven and really liked that, too.

Use a pizza stone to make a sort of home-style tandoori.

Tandoori Roti

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Use a pizza stone to make a sort of home-style tandoori.

Tandoori Roti

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That looks like a lower fat alternative to the whole wheat flat bread I've made.

Can I substitute clarified butter for ghee? My neighborhood grocery stores cater to a more European and Latin American market. I'm sure I've never seen it before.
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You got me thinking about how to make ghee. I found this recipe. Seems super easy. I just don't have any cheesecloth in the house at the moment:
Backpacker's Ghee Recipe
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