By Joseph Amendola
An important formulation for baking success--an up to date variation of the vintage reference What do nearly all breads and cakes have in universal? They depend on baking formulation, the construction block ''recipes'' that each critical baker needs to grasp. for instance, at the back of each tempting napoleon lies a formulation for traditional puff pastry, whereas a very heavenly chocolate brownie can't exist with out the information of ways to mood chocolate. Compiled by means of a veteran teacher on the Culinary Institute of the US, this authoritative reference includes 2 hundred thoroughly updated formulation utilizing crucial constituents present in modern pastry kitchens. From American Pie Dough and P?t? Bris?e to Pastry Cream and Cr?me Anglaise, those recipes are written in small- and large-yield types to deal with the wishes of the intense domestic baker in addition to the pastry chef.
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3 O R D I N A R Y B R E A D F A U L T S A N D T H E I R C A U S E S Causes Faults X X Lack of volume Too much volume Crust color too pale Crust color too dark Crust blisters Shelling of top crust Poor keeping qualities Poor texture, crumbly Crust too thick Streaky crumb Gray crumb Lack of shred Coarse grain Poor taste and flavor Improper mixing Yeast Breads 27 S T R A I G H T- R I S E B R E A D S In straight-dough or straight-rise breads, all the ingredients for the finished bread dough are combined in the initial mixing stage: flour, water, yeast, and almost always salt, along with any other additional ingredients.
Bake at 350°F for 50 to 55 minutes. Yeast Breads 51 RY E B R E A D S Rye flour does not have enough gluten-forming proteins to make a light bread by itself. To compensate, wheat flour is added. The more wheat flour used, the lighter in texture the rye bread. Rye bread doughs containing more than 20 percent rye flour must rely on the viscosity of starches and pentosans to trap carbon dioxide gas and provide structure (instead of gluten). As the loaf of rye bread enters the oven, the gelatinized starch on the outside of the loaf forms a sort of skin that aids in gas retention.
Preshape and bench 20 minutes. Form. Couche or place on parchment-lined pans sprinkled with cornmeal. Proof until doubled, 3 to 4 hours. Score. Bake with steam at 425°F until deep brown, 35 to 40 minutes. FINAL DOUGH N O T E Any mixed whole-grain cereal cooked al dente will work—King Arthur Flour Company has some particularly fine blends. B AR M S TART E R S Barms are a relatively liquid type of wild yeast starter that produces a pronounced sourness in the bread. Barms are usually built into a firmer pre-ferment to develop a bit more lactic acid to round out the flavor.
Baker's Manual by Joseph Amendola