hybrid bread: start in the bread machine, finish by hand
© 2011 by KV5R — Rev. Jan. 30, 2011.
So there it is! My first hybrid bread. What did I learn?
- Using the bread machine to do the initial mix and knead saved a lot of time and mess.
- Shielding the bread pan from the bottom-fired burner plate in the oven worked well—a little too well.
- Steaming worked well. The crust browned but remained very soft.
- Punch-down and second knead wasn’t necessary. The once-risen bread didn’t have any large voids.
- Experimenting is fun!
I’ve ordered some live live sourdough starter, and will be starting sourdough experiments in a week or two. Stay tuned for more breads and more pictures, and also, don’t miss my soaping pages!