Cornmeal baps for Anne


Cornmeal baps for Anne
These small round baps are made with a mix of wheat flour and fine cornmeal. The dominant corn gives a moist and very yellow crumb.
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Last modified on: October 24th 2017

For 20 baps, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 10 baps 20 baps 40 baps 60 baps

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
53 min.5 hours30 min.6 hours 23 min.
Keeping: Several days in a towel bag.
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Stage 1 - 5 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #1
Warm ½ cup water and pour into a bowl. Add 1 teaspoon caster sugar and 1 ½ tablespoon yeast. Mix gently with a whisk until yeast is completely dissolved, then add ¼ cup flour and mix again throughly with the whisk.

Stage 2 - 2 hours
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #2
Cover the bowl with a plastic sheet, and leave in a warm place for at least 2 hours.

At the end of this time you will see that the contents of the bowl has fermented, and that it is bubbling and frothing slightly. This mixture is called a poolish.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #3
Tip into the mixing bowl of a food processor: poolish, 2 cups Fine cornmeal, 2 23 cups flour, 2 eggs, and 1 tablespoon salt dissolved in 1 cup milk warmed beforehand, either for several hours at room temperature, or a few seconds in the microwave.

Stage 4 - 8 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #4
Knead on slow speed for 5 to 8 minutes.

Note: For the best way to knead, see: A few tips for effective kneading at home.

Stage 5 - 2 hours
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #5
Gather dough into a ball, put in a bowl covered with a plastic sheet, and leave in a warm place for around 2 hours...

Stage 6 - 30 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #6
...until doubled in volume.

Stage 7 - 1 hour
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Cut the dough into pieces of about 50 g and roll into balls, as for ciabatta.

Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rest in a warm place for about an hour.

Stage 8 - 5 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #8
Preheat oven to 200°C (390°F).

Brush the tops of the baps with a little milk.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #9
Cut a cross in the top if you wish.

Stage 10 - 30 min.
Cornmeal baps for Anne : Photo of step #10
Bake for about 30 minutes (watch for colouring).

Remarks

These cornmeal baps are very soft, and can be eaten with either sweet or savoury additions, but are delicious on their own too.

This cornmeal bread should not be confused with the traditional American cornbread, which has a more cake-like texture.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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