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    Gerbil squeezes out a loaf

    Just baked this, will try shortly:


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    That looks really ,,,,er,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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    errrmm.... good...

    can you give some clues on the recipe ?

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    ^ Its an experiment. I don't think it's quite worked. Waiting for it to cool a bit before sampling. If any good I'll post the recipe.

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    Looks like an elephant squeezed that one out, bit big for a gerbil

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    It's an overcooked meringue.

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    Having a bit of a Gravey moment here.... run out of butter

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    Butter ? Is this a "Last Tango In Paris" type thingy ?

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    I hope not.

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    its from the bread maker (machine) ?

    what - roughly - is in it ?

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    actually it tastes pretty good. Nice crunchy crust, firm but soft and slightly moist center

    250 gm Bread flour
    250 gm Corn flour
    175 ml water
    100 ml milk
    20 ml olive oil
    1 tsp salt
    3 tsp sugar
    1 1/4 tsp yeast

    Dump it all in a bread machine and let it do it's magic.

    (Or mix, knead, rise, bake by hand if you dont have one)

    However recipe does need tweaking a little (more salt I think) and a touch more water. Makes good sandwich bread though.
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    looks good...

    you could leave the sugar out, no need - typical dry yeast doesnt need, and you already have milk, that sweetens...

    for the salt i read it should be 2% of the whole flour amount...
    1 teaspoon could be 5gr salt...
    500gr flour - 10 gr salt - so two tsp salt perhaps better

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    ^ Yeah needs the extra tsp salt.

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    Salt is the last thing it needs as that would kill the yeast and it would rise even less than it does now. Use butter instead of olive oil, don't use cornflour.

    This one works :
    http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/b...c-bread-recipe
    Last edited by can123; 17-08-2013 at 12:59 AM.

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    Slice it in half add clotted cream and strawberries make a nice meringue cake then.

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    ^^ Salt will only kill the yeast if you let them come in contact before the machine starts. Thats why you add the salt & water & sugar first first, then the flour, and finally the yeast on top. When it mixes the salt is too low a concentration to kill the yeast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alitongkat
    you could leave the sugar out, no need - typical dry yeast doesnt need, and you already have milk, that sweetens...
    The sugar is not used to sweeten the bread. It is the reaction between the yeast and sugar which creates carbon dioxide and causes the bread to rise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    ^^ Salt will only kill the yeast if you let them come in contact before the machine starts. Thats why you add the salt & water & sugar first first, then the flour, and finally the yeast on top. When it mixes the salt is too low a concentration to kill the yeast.
    Absolutely correct ! But, if you put too much salt it will still screw things up. I mostly use Hovis ready mixture these days as it's a lot easier and more consistent than mine.

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    ^ not as much fun as dabbling with different recipes though

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    leave it on the window sill for a week and make a bread and butter pud

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil
    ^ not as much fun as dabbling with different recipes though
    I agree but the missus takes the piss if I screw up. I find the most important thing using my machine is the amount of water used. Too much and the texture becomes like French bread, too little and it's like a brick. I bought a Breville for 50, half price, and it's really good. We use it only in winter when getting out to buy fresh bread is sometimes difficult because of ice and snow on the mountain.

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    only live-yeast needs some sugar... and in this case you make a small pre-dough...

    the dry-yeast doesnt mind salt and doesnt need sugar...
    bread needs salt... 2% per flour-amount in gramm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerbil View Post
    Just baked this, will try shortly:


    Why is it bright white?

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    I think it looks fantastic...Pity you told us what it was. We could have had a guessing game!

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    Sorry, but that looks shit. Good effort for trying though.

    I think the Midget would hang herself if anything like that ever came out of her oven.

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