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Basket of Batards

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Artisan Bread Making taught by Peter Reinhart

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Category Food & Cooking
Ingredient Grains
Method Bake
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Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. Poolish method

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What are you most proud of? Being able to control the timing of 5 batches. In order to fit Poolish in refrigerator, I needed to put half of the batches in plastic bags overnight. Very easy to get out of bags. I did spray plastic bag with oil

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Warm some of the poolish in room temp water to hasten starting the process. 5 batches is a challenge to get done and still have a life.

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I have a question about timing and your oven temperature. How long did you cook each batch for and at what temperature? You were able to get a very nice color on your Batards!! I cooked mine at 240C, all my oven could do, for 32 minutes plus an additional two minutes. But mine were still very light in color.

11/09/2012 Flag

Between batches I let oven reheat back to 500F. Turn down to 450F when put in oven. Bake 10 min, turn and bake another 10 min. I think Poolish makes lighter loaves. Do you?

11/09/2012 Flag

I haven't gotten to Poolish yet Actually I want to keep some of the dough back because there's just two of us and we can't eat that much bread So maybe I can use this dough that I keep back to make the next batch

11/09/2012 Flag

I froze a small loaf of sandwich bread recently; thawed it in refrigerator. Came out very well. I think I like the "old dough" loaf better than the Poolish. We too are only two .

11/10/2012 Flag

You might have an issue with your oven thermostat. You can get buy an oven thermometer and use that to test. I did my batards at 230 for a little over 20 minutes and the colour was similar to what I see in the photo.

07/13/2014 Flag