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I have been making ciabatta like crazy. And I have been making them with cake flour since I bought a 10kg pack before the lockdown.Made Ciabatta over the weekend.
Perfect because it did not last two days all gone on Saturday. Mistake though. The recipe calls for bread flour, but used cake flour and had some difficulty getting the consistency right. Also, made one loaf instead of two ---> tricky to get the really nice big bubbles. Mixed in the olives and for once they were pretty evenly distributed throughout the loaf.
I find that using wet dough in my mixer (Kenwood Chef) is also tricky. The dough tends to start sticking to the bottom and then just a small portion of the dough is actually kneaded. Any suggestions?I have been making ciabatta like crazy. And I have been making them with cake flour since I bought a 10kg pack before the lockdown.
I have been having fairly good success with them. I have found two things to be absolutely necessary:
1) You need a very wet dough, so you probably need a mixer with dough hooks to knead.
2) You need a tub with straight walls to raise the dough in. I am using a 5l ice cream tub.
The square tub allows the dough to come out without breaking too many air pockets.
/checks inHey all, with all the other Covid threads flying around thought lets add this to the mix. Many people trying their hands at baking now. With all/most the yeast gone people are now trying their hands at sourdough. I think many of us myself included will be happy to share our starters once lock-down is over.
So why not sure tips here, show us your loaves (not like we going anywhere anyway)
Here are some of the videos that helped with sourdough and some non sourdough recipes:
Super market - White loaf
Enjoy and lets have some fun!
Came across this, good read
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