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Fresh pasta dough
Fresh pasta dough
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You can use this dough to make lasagne, ravioli, spaghetti, etc. - in fact, any fresh pasta you wish.
133K3.8 1 hour 13 min. December 6th 2012
Ali Baba bread
Ali Baba bread
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This bread is so-called because its magical sesame flavour is non-negotiable! The triple dose comes from tahini (sesame paste), sesame oil added to the dough before kneading, and toasted sesame seeds both in the dough and on top of the loaves. The texture is soft, rather like ciabatta, but with a...
20K5 4 hours 23 min. December 10th 2017
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
Chocolate sweetcrust pastry
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This simplified sweetcrust pastry gets its chocolate flavour simply from cocoa powder, added towards the end of kneading. Chocolate aficionados will enjoy using this in all sorts of recipes that call for sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée).
30K1 16 min. July 4th 2018
Pogne de Romans
Pogne de Romans
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Pogne de Romans is a kind of brioche lightly flavoured with orange and rum. It originated in Romans-sur-Isère, a town in south-east France. This recipe dates back to medieval times, when it was made in a ring (or crown) shape to celebrate the end of Lent, as eggs could then be used again. This more...
34K4.7 1 day 17 hours 38 min. October 7th 2018
Sweet pastry
Sweet pastry
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This sweet pastry is one of the basics of French pâtisserie, just like shortcrust pastry (pâte brisée) and sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée). It is less rich in butter, so less "short" but crisper, it can be used in all tart recipes, or for any other pastry-based desserts.
25K 13 min. June 27th 2018
Gâteau Basque
Gâteau Basque
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This traditional Basque dessert is similar to a gâteau breton (brittany butter cake), but very moist as it is filled with a rum-flavoured confectioner's custard (crème pâtissière, or french pastry cream). This is a fairly simple recipe, though as the dough is fragile and difficult to handle, I...
39K4.7 2 hours 51 min. September 11th 2018
Benoîton
Benoîton
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This curious name (explained below) applies to a small bread fingers made with a blend of wheat and rye flour, enriched with raisins and almonds.
21K 4 hours 32 min. February 4th 2018
Bacon rolls
Bacon rolls
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These tasty little rolls are enriched with bacon bits and toasted sesame seeds. The slightly flaky texture comes from lard, folded in like for puff pastry. Served sliced, these make an ideal savoury snack to share with friends over a drink.
25K4.6 3 hours 38 min. October 24th 2017
Special Parmesan baguettes
Special Parmesan baguettes
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This moist bread is generously flavoured with diced Parmesan, fried onions and mushrooms. In the form of mini-baguetttes (French sticks), it is easy to serve sliced and makes an ideal aperitif snack.
36K4 3 hours 43 min. October 24th 2017
Cretan Bread
Cretan Bread
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This Cretan (or Cretan-style) bread has a soft dough, enriched with olive oil, preserved tomatoes, green olives and cooked onions.
50K4.3 4 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Jura bread
Jura bread
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This speciality bread is full of all the character of the Jura: dry white wine (made with Savagnin grapes, of course), diced Comté cheese and toasted walnuts. "Jurassic bread" was is first name... The loaves can be made long, as shown here, or as small rolls. This is ideal as an aperitif snack,...
28K4.4 6 hours 9 min. October 24th 2017
Saucipain
Saucipain
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Saucipain (or sausage bread) is a kind of savoury baguette. The dough contains small dice of dry-cured sausage or salami and is mixed with red wine instead of water. Served sliced in rounds, it makes a typically French aperitif snack.
45K3.8 4 hours 26 min. October 24th 2017
Tomato foccacia
Tomato foccacia
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Foccacia is an open-textured Italian bread. The French sometimes refer to it as the Italian fougasse. This version is made with preserved tomatoes, green olives and parmesan.
59K4.3 4 hours 53 min. October 24th 2017
Rum babas
Rum babas
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Rum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
74K3.9 3 hours 33 min. November 24th 2013
Naan
Naan
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Naan is a type of Asian bread made from wheat flour. This kind comes from the Punjab region of India.
148K4 3 hours 42 min. September 25th 2011
Jam doughnuts
Jam doughnuts
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These were originally a traditional German treat (Berliner Pfannkuchen in German): big fried doughnuts filled with jam and sprinkled with icing sugar.
132K4.5 4 hours 23 min. May 27th 2011
Poitevin twist
Poitevin twist
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This short baguette, from the Poitou region of western France is soft-textured, made with walnuts, walnut oil and goat's cheese. As the name suggests, the bread is twisted, rather than slashed, just before it goes into the oven.
23K 3 hours 19 min. December 19th 2018
Flaky brownie brioche
Flaky brownie brioche
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This beautiful brioche contains the typical ingredients you'd expect in a brownie: chocolate, butter, brown sugar and pecan nuts. But these are not just thrown into the mixture; the brioche is layered with them to create a delicious culinary bridge between Europe's viennoiseries and the all-American...
27K4.3 16 hours 43 min. September 12th 2018
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
Rolled chestnut and apple brioche
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This rolled brioche is made with a special dough, using a mixture of two flours: ordinary plain flour and chestnut flour. The prepared dough is then rolled up around a filling of apples sautéed with brown sugar.
28K 24 15 hours 52 min. September 12th 2018
Nantes Tourton
Nantes Tourton
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The "tourton Nantais" is a sweet loaf from Nantes, somewhere between bread and brioche, but without egg and only a small amount of butter.
51K4.3 7 hours 34 min. September 12th 2018
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Making your own bread
Making your own bread
In praise of home-made bread, so much better.
544K 63.9 July 1st 2021
A bread oven
A bread oven
Building a bread oven was until a few years ago a job for the professionals. But now you can buy a kind of kit which allows you to build your own bred oven without professional masonry know-how. You should know that the kits only provide the main part of oven, the hearth, where you light the fire...
1.0M3.5 July 1st 2021
The amateur baker
The amateur baker
All about bread and bakery for beginners.
120K 43.7 July 1st 2021
Blog articles: 9 results
A few tips for effective kneading at home
A few tips for effective kneading at home
When you have to knead dough for bread or some other recipe, you may well use a food processor or the type of machine known as a stand mixer. The best-known brands are Kenwood and KitchenAid. They are useful tools, but here are a few tips to help you get the best out of them.
188K 23.7 June 23th 2021
The window-pane test in bread-making
The window-pane test in bread-making
The home bread-makers often ask themselves “Have I kneaded my dough long enough?” . A good question, as dough that is insufficiently kneaded will not rise properly or will fall flat when the top is slashed, which is very frustrating. To know when the dough is ready, one can rely on the length...
67K 23.7 June 16th 2021
The mock CAP baker's certificate exam
The mock CAP baker's certificate exam
The next instalment in my life as an apprentice baker at the French INBP professional school. I’m now halfway through training and it’s still as exciting as ever, and exhausting – but maybe I’m just getting old, or both… Anyway, a few days ago we had to go through the mock CAP exam. A sort...
11K3.5 May 1st 2018
Salt and yeast
Salt and yeast
Let's take a look at an old baker's legend: You may have already read that somewhere in a recipe that uses baker's yeast(bread, pastries, leavened doughs in general) it is often specified "Don't put salt in contact with the yeast, you'll kill it (the yeast)"! Well, that's a belief, and there are...
43K4.4 March 15th 2019
Baking cakes
Baking cakes
Where we see that to put a cake in the oven, once the dough is finished and in its mould, there is no hurry and that the cold is your friend.
15K3.6 June 28th 2019
Stand mixer tools
Stand mixer tools
Whether we call it a stand mixer, food processor, or simply refer to it by brand (Kenwood, KitchenAid, etc.), this machine is a valuable tool for amateur cooks, bakers or pastry chefs like ourselves. All these machines come supplied with 3 different tools. Let’s take a look at their names and...
17K3.6 November 2nd 2019
The French baguette and UNESCO
The French baguette and UNESCO
As you may have already read here or there, France has initiated for some time the procedure to try to have the French baguette classified as an intangible world heritage by UNESCO. When you put it like that, it sounds a bit namby-pamby, and it would be tempting to imagine an American (for...
4,2194.8 March 18th 2020
Baking a cake at the right time
Baking a cake at the right time
When you make a cake, which most likely contains butter, a cake for example, chances are that as soon as the batter is finished, you put it in the pan and bake it immediately. Classic, everyone does it like that, and then if, on top of that, you have a few kids around you who are getting...
9,7394 April 18th 2020
What happens to the bread when you make it?
What happens to the bread when you make it?
This bread that we eat every day, and that our baker makes for us, what happens during its manufacture so that it becomes bread? I will try to answer this question, and to summarize the complex alchemy that takes place.
2,5754.7 May 28th 2021
Lexicon: 2 results
Seam
Seam
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The seam. On a formed loaf prior to baking, the underside where the edges of the dough have been rolled towards the centre. .
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Pointage (starting)
Pointage (starting)
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In bakery, "pointage" (starting), it's the first resting period, just after kneading. The dough, in one piece, is put for resting in a bowl, at ambient temperature, covered to prevent from making crust. During this step, dough is starting fermentation.
108K
Utensil: 1 results
Mixing bowl (of food processor)
Mixing bowl (of food processor)
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Very useful for hard work that's difficult to do with your hands: kneading evenly.
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