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Old 05-17-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
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Ok so this may be a random cooking post but need some advice haha

I started making my own bread a year ago but it's still really heavy, how i get it really fluffy and light like in the shops?


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The bread in the shops is injected with air before it's baked. Home made bread will never be fluffy and light.
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The bread in the shops is injected with air before it's baked. Home made bread will never be fluffy and light.
Precisely the reason I prefer it, but not enough to bake it.
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Precisely the reason I prefer it, but not enough to bake it.
Oh baking bread is therapeutic for me....sort of like target shooting or fly-fishing. And I so prefer home-baked to the store bought stuff...
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Thanks I didn't know that store bread was injected with air. I love home-made bread!! Always hits the spot when I'm home from work and it's brill with a bowl of soup
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Wow. I had no idea they did that.

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Thanks I didn't know that store bread was injected with air. I love home-made bread!! Always hits the spot when I'm home from work and it's brill with a bowl of soup
I agree but now I have the urge to bake some bread today I wonder if I have any flour. Yummy I know what I am wanting for dinner now.
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I had no idea. I wondered why I couldn't get my bread to be like theirs too.
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Hm thanks for the info I go crazy trying to figure out why my bread is always heavy. It obviously isn't me.
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It helps if you add a tbsp or 2 of Vital Wheat Gluten Flour to your dough. You might be able to find it at the commissary (Bob's Red Mill brand), but otherwise Whole Foods definitely carries it. It make the dough more elastic and able to trap more steam while baking.
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It helps if you add a tbsp or 2 of Vital Wheat Gluten Flour to your dough. You might be able to find it at the commissary (Bob's Red Mill brand), but otherwise Whole Foods definitely carries it. It make the dough more elastic and able to trap more steam while baking.
Thanks I'll give that a try too I'll keep a look out next time I'm in the shops. xx
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I just made some....and I think my neighbors think Im crazy. I took the loaves out to my Jeep to rise ....its perfect...its warm and draft free...makes my Jeep smell like a bakery.
I always put one tablespoon of bacon grease in my dough. My mother taught me to make it that way. I love homemade bread toasted!!!!
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