-,-`--ivy--`-,-

Bread Baking Babes: Water-Proofed Bread (March 2014)

Water-Proofed Bread

March 2014

This bread was made using a recipe in "Beard on Bread" by James Beard. The rich dough (made with butter, egg and milk) was proofed in a bath of warm water! Bread tastes better torn apart, doesn't it? We served it warmed for breakfast, with butter, apricot jam and coffee. Life is wonderful! Even if there is too much snow outside in March.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

The dough was very slack. It was tempting to add more flour but the recipe said not to worry if the dough was sticky and wet. So I didn't worry. Ha. Very much....

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)
BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

The fully kneaded dough placed on a flour dredged holey (old) tea towel

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

The dough in the tea towel is loosely tied up like a package

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

Because the first tea towel had so many holes, I wrapped the package in another tea towel.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

The package was then submerged in warm water.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

It was hard to believe we had ridden our bikes the day before. Snow started falling in the early morning and this is how it looked by 11:00.

snow  (March 2014)

When it was risen (it took no time at all!), the package rose to the top to float.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

The sodden package was placed in a colander to drain.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

Unwrapping the first tea towel revealed that the dough tried to escape.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

What a mess!!

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

releasing (ha) dough from tea towel

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

What a big mess!!

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

Using a pie lifter works for releasing dough still stuck to the tea towel. But only where the towel was really dredged with flour.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

Because the dough reminded me of challah dough, I braided it.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

Just before baking the bread, it was brushed with milk to give it a shine. Here it is just out of the oven. It smelled divine!! We sent one loaf immediately over to our neighbours and kept the other to have for breakfast the next morning.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

Meanwhile, more snow fell. (No more biking for a while!)

snow! (March 2014)

Here is the bread cut in half to show the crumb.

BBB water-proofed bread (March 2014)

blog from OUR kitchen:
Water Sports (BBB March 2014) <<- includes water-proofed brioche-like bread recipe

 
  
 

Water-Proofed Bread - 16 March 2014

(The thumbnail image appearing on links to this page is housed on Flicker: etherwork photostream.)

Bread Baking Babes: Water-Proofed Bread (March 2014)Water-Proofed Bread (BBB March 2014)







BBB: Let's Get Baking Aloo Paratha . Assyrian Spinach Pies . Beaujolais Bread . Biscotti Picanti . Brioche and Gateau a la Creme . Brioche Flower . Broa . Brunkans Långa . caramelized onion bread . carrot bread . Challah . Chapatis . Chinese Steamed Flower Rolls . Chocolate Prune Rolls . Coccodrillo . Conchas (Mexican pan dulce) . Cornucopia . Cozonac (Romanian Festive Braid) . Crackers . Croissants and Pains au Chocolat . Cuban Bread . Dhakai Bakharkhani . Flaxseed Soaker Bread with Prunes . Fougasse . Dan's Garlic Bread . Easy Little Bread . Ensaimadas . Fantans . Filled Pane Bianco . Five-Grain Bread with Walnuts . Granary-style Bread . Hamburger Buns . Herbed Soda Bread . Holiday Apple Kuchen . Italian Knots . Julia Child's French Bread . Kaiser Rolls . Kouign Amann . Mary's Dark Onion Rye . Modern 'Lardy' Cake . Molasses Fennel Rye . Muesli Rolls . Naan . Nut Roll Coffee Cake . Oatmeal Twists . L'Otto di Merano . Panmarino . Pocketbook Rolls . Polenta Bread . Power Bread . Pretzel Croissants . Robert May's French Bread . Rewena paraoa . Rgaif . Rheinbrot . Royal Crown Tortano . Russian Rose . Soft Pretzels . St. Hildegard's Spelt Bread . Stollen . Streusel Potato Coffee Cake . Stromboli . Swedish Rye . Sweet Portuguese Bread . Tangzhong Bread . Taralli Pugliesi . Water-Proofed Bread (challah) . Whipped Spelt Bread . Whole-Wheat Pita . Wild Rice and Onion Bread . Yeasted Sprouted Wheat Bread





BBB chocolate prune roll (January 2014)













Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License