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    Bread baking school

    My wife is an amazing cook. She really can cook almost anything. And she has been trying to bake really PROFESSIONAL baguettes for the last few weeks. She has done pretty well but has not PERFECTED them (and the IS a perfectionist). She is also very interested in learning how to make specialty breads.

    Does anyone know of anyone who teaches (or would be willing to teach) advanced bread making? And does anyone know where to buy those fancy bread ovens that they use in professional bakeries?

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    frisco frankie and el gibbon come to mind, they both done threads on here which included cultivating gunge to add to the mixture.

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    I have been doing some research and it appears there are special ovens that inject steam while baking. Anyone know anything about this?

    And frisco frankie and el gibbon what do you suggest?

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    Well you can buy them , you rich or what?

    Fck the ovens unless you are going commercial. just spray water on the bread before baking

    Pay attention to the dough , Quick is Shite,

    What would I know, HND in Bakery technology 1961,

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    Im a baker by trade, some of the best bread Ive ever cooked was in on old stone based Pizza oven, for steam I had a 20lt bucket of water sitting below the oven, whack in the bread (after it has been in the proover) , then dump a litre of water into the oven, mucho's steamo's and lucious bread !!!
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    She has put corn starch and water, sprayed water, put pans of water down, like I said she is a PERFECTIONIST.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    some of the best bread Ive ever cooked

    Ah excuse me john, you cook bread??? baker by trade?????

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    Thnx Fondles. She has also wanted to build a brick pizza oven but she thinks its too hot for bread...

    So thats wrong, huh?

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    Hey BRUCE , IS THIS A HOBBY OR COMMERCIAL , AS i SAID BEFORE/

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    We are still in the UK, coming to live in Thailand in October I hope. My wife makes bread and Pizzas but we were worried about getting fresh and reliable supplies of the right sort of flower and yeast; are they readily available in Thailand?

    Do you have any plans for a pizza oven?
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    with my wife, if its not done on a professional basis, its not done at all.

    She will cook for 100 people at the drop of a hat. She made 20 loaves of very passable bread the other day that was sold professionally at a market.

    But it wasn't perfect....

    I would drop a few 100K on a professional oven for her. Not that I enjoy throwing around money but if it keeps her occupied...

    Are any of you former professionals in Pattaya?

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    I have several sets of plans for brick ovens and have sourced out the special refractory bricks.

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    Ah Well you have not responded to my questions, good luck, what would I know, only an ex lecturer in Bakery Technology.UK, forget it

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    ^ Any chance of sharing those plans?

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    Popeye I TRIED to answer... She does not currently plan to open a bakery but she does do things PROFESSIONALLY and often on a large scale. If you want an quick answer, i would say YES she wants something commercial.

    I would be happy to share any plans I have. Message me.

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    breadbakingforum

    maybee a bakersforum could help???

    Forums | The Fresh Loaf

    good luck

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    Bruce, looked at yr facebook pictures and indeed yr wife produces some good looking bread, can't eveluate the taste on Facebook tho.
    There is at least one baking school, UFM near the Original Villa, can't vouch for the quality of training tho, Good for cake baking I imagine.

    As for ovens there are several resellers of imported oven and a few Locally made ones, in general the Imported ones are overpriced and the local made one are pure crap.
    What ever, buy one with some form of steam injection, steam is imperative to good crust characteristics, I am afraid that Popeye's suggestion of spraying water on before baking has limited effect as steam is is required for at least 5 mins during initial baking cycle.
    Applying it in cold water form rather vaporised just toughens up the crust and it doesn't stay around for long enough to keep the crust in a gelatanised & flexible state while the gases in the crumb are still expanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles
    some of the best bread Ive ever cooked

    Ah excuse me john, you cook bread??? baker by trade?????
    baked/cooked same same but different, its been a few years, I left the industry in 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid View Post
    We are still in the UK, coming to live in Thailand in October I hope. My wife makes bread and Pizzas but we were worried about getting fresh and reliable supplies of the right sort of flower and yeast; are they readily available in Thailand?

    Do you have any plans for a pizza oven?
    How to build a Pizza Oven

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye
    baker by trade?????
    err yep...in fact still doing the silly bloody thing

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    And keep on with it neddy, to my mind the best baked at point of retail bread, comes out of France and then Aust.

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    I have tasted Frisco's sour dough bread and was quite unhappy.........















    ....because he only let me have a smidgen.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid View Post
    We are still in the UK, coming to live in Thailand in October I hope. My wife makes bread and Pizzas but we were worried about getting fresh and reliable supplies of the right sort of flower and yeast; are they readily available in Thailand?

    Do you have any plans for a pizza oven?
    How to build a Pizza Oven
    Thanks for the link peterpan

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