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Title: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 13, 2013, 07:51:18 am
I don't want to hijack any of the other bread threads, so I made this one for my adventures in sweet bread starter.


Dry from the package:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5468_zpsed80cfd6.jpg)

Water added:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5469_zps3bccb932.jpg)

After 1 hour covered:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5471_zps41599361.jpg)

Morning bubbles:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5475_zps68a9b25b.jpg)

5:30 PM until 10 AM:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5476_zps67787325.jpg)

Into the jars. Growth from the 5 minutes it took me to wash the bowl and get the camera:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5477_zps3a73116c.jpg)


I'll try my first bread next week.
Title: My bread thread
Post by: mikecorn.1 on March 13, 2013, 07:52:26 am
It's alive! ;D


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Title: Re: My bread thread
Post by: classicrockgriller on March 13, 2013, 08:10:56 am
Very Nice!

I feel like a new Grandpa watching his first Grand child start to grow.

Will be looking for the fine bread you will be making.
Title: Re: My bread thread
Post by: SiFumar on March 14, 2013, 08:46:48 pm
Looks like some great bread coming your way!
Title: Re: My bread thread
Post by: OU812 on March 15, 2013, 08:44:01 am
Lookin gooood!!

Even got the shower cap thing goin on  ;D
Title: Re: My bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 18, 2013, 05:10:52 pm
Lookin gooood!!

Even got the shower cap thing goin on  ;D

Yup -- I had to follow the directions to the letter!
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 18, 2013, 05:19:52 pm
Here's what the starter looked like in the fridge today.:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5550_zpsf11585a3.jpg)


And here it is renewed. Resting now. Bread tomorrow!

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5552_zps9cad7a05.jpg)
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: classicrockgriller on March 18, 2013, 05:28:27 pm
Wnner! Winner! ~ Bread for Dinner!
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: beefmann on March 18, 2013, 07:29:33 pm
looking good
Title: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: anthony on March 19, 2013, 02:53:09 am
You seem to have some active bread there, hope I have the same.
Can't wait to see the end results.

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Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 28, 2013, 08:44:14 pm
I got really busy and didn't get around to posting. My bread last week was OK -- something came up and I had to get it in the oven, so I didn't let it rest long enough the last rise. It tasted good but was not light and fluffy.

Pics:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5555_zpse740eb3f.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5556_zpsb6702d8a.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5557_zps20ddfdc3.jpg)

But this week ...
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 28, 2013, 08:51:12 pm
I let the loaf rest about 6 hours before baking. Came out like this:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5846_zpsdd721846.jpg)

and this:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5847_zpsac095d70.jpg)

Light, fluffy, and delicious!

Loaf went 30 minutes, larger rolls 28, smaller rolls 25.


I also did some rolls. They also rested the 6 hours, but I didn't like how I had sized them, so I re-shaped into two different sizes and waited another 4 hours. I only took a small taste, and I think the rolls might be better than the loaf.

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5848_zpsfffb7512.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5849_zpsc3e28d6c.jpg)


Ready to try some other recipes.

I should also add that I ran out of bread flour, so I had to use 1/2 pound of all-purpose flour. Not sure how much that effected things.



Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: classicrockgriller on March 28, 2013, 08:56:23 pm
Great looking Bread. Seems like the rolls come out fluffier than the bread.

Just make sure you only renew your starter with King Arthur and
not all purpose.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 28, 2013, 08:59:23 pm
Just make sure you only renew your starter with King Arthur and
not all purpose.


I have stocked up now. :-)
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: classicrockgriller on March 28, 2013, 09:06:17 pm
I have used Gold Medal Bread Flour and like it, but here it is only
about .30 a bag cheaper than King Arthur.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: OU812 on March 29, 2013, 07:08:47 am
Good lookin baked goods!!
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 30, 2013, 09:39:10 am
Any tips for converting a yeast-based recipe to a starter recipe?

Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 31, 2013, 08:17:33 am
Did some Easter morning baking.

Some 2 oz rolls:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5883_zps406b9e06.jpg)


First try at english muffins:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5882_zps81af6ba1.jpg)


Focaccia:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5881_zps065115f1.jpg)


Supposed to be hot crossed buns, but ran out of confectioners sugar:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5880_zpsd70383e9.jpg)
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: iceman on March 31, 2013, 10:32:35 am
Those English muffins look fantastic!
Title: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: anthony on March 31, 2013, 12:20:38 pm
Looks good, makes my tray of rolls only look sad.

You use the same bread recipe for al those? 


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Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 31, 2013, 08:31:50 pm
Looks good, makes my tray of rolls only look sad.

You use the same bread recipe for al those? 


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Just winging it, really. Same basic dough recipe from crg proofed overnight and altered in the AM.

For the sweet rolls, added the spice mixture from a hot crossed bun recipe.

For the focaccia, coated top with olive oil, added salt and dry herbs and poked them into the dough with my fingers.

For the muffins, tried to copy OU812. I overcooked a little but they are good.

The rolls are just rolls.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 07, 2013, 09:27:23 am
Renewing today. It is a lot more active now -- bubbling as I was mixing it!

Trying to figure out what kind of breads to make tomorrow.

Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 07, 2013, 05:28:55 pm
Starter pics today:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5903_zpsc0eeb6b8.jpg)


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_5902_zpse7ec1597.jpg)

This is after 8 hours.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 13, 2013, 07:34:58 pm
Last week's breads:

Broccoli bread:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/004_zpsb86f03d7.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/004_zpsb86f03d7.jpg.html)


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/003_zps6efbcd9b.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/003_zps6efbcd9b.jpg.html)
The bread was good, but I slacked off on prepping the broccoli, so it was not great.


Broccoli rabe and sausage bread:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/002_zps4fb49d09.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/002_zps4fb49d09.jpg.html)


(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/001_zpsc740a30a.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/001_zpsc740a30a.jpg.html)
This one achieved greatness and lasted about 4 hours.


Raisin bread:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/002_zps5f2e5c90.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/002_zps5f2e5c90.jpg.html)
Very good, but next time I will double the spice and raisins. I made a Fluffernutter on toast with this one that was awesome!


1 oz rolls cooked in a muffin tin:
(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/001_zps42387657.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/001_zps42387657.jpg.html)
They tasted great, but I greased the tin with butter, and the bottoms were a little too crispy out of the oven. They softened up in storage.

Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: iceman on April 16, 2013, 11:43:20 am
All I can say is WOW!
Great looking breads.
Title: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: mikecorn.1 on April 17, 2013, 05:24:44 am
Breads look good!


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Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: classicrockgriller on April 17, 2013, 06:49:12 pm
Fantastic!

Some really nice looking Breads.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 17, 2013, 07:05:30 pm
Thanks. Back when I had more time on my hands, I did a lot of yeast bread. This recipe makes the best dough I've ever worked with.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 20, 2013, 06:19:07 pm
Renewed about an hour ago, and this stuff is growing even faster than last time.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 23, 2013, 08:58:35 pm
Renewed about an hour ago, and this stuff is growing even faster than last time.

This week's breads:

Blueberry Cream Cheese Braid Thanks, devo, it's even better than it looks!):

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_6163_zps7a552501.jpg)

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_6164_zpsc1907e03.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/DSC_6164_zpsc1907e03.jpg.html)

More broccoli rabe bread. It's my favorite:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_6169_zps86a9579b.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/DSC_6169_zps86a9579b.jpg.html)

I made two small loaves instead of one giant one this time.

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_6167_zps449f5f5f.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/DSC_6167_zps449f5f5f.jpg.html)

And then a basic Italian loaf, but I painted with garlic-infused olive oil and covered in salt and parsley. I love it.

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_6168_zps341bab84.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/DSC_6168_zps341bab84.jpg.html)

I have been baking at 400, and I like the thicker crust I am getting.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 23, 2013, 09:00:20 pm
I also experimented with freezing a portion of dough. I can't stand the idea of throwing away some of the starter when I feed it. I'll be giving it to family members who buy bread dough from the grocery store.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 23, 2013, 09:10:47 pm
A sandwich made from the 3.5 oz rolls I made to round out the batch:

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/DSC_6162_zps11897032.jpg) (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/grouperman941/media/Breadmaking/DSC_6162_zps11897032.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on April 29, 2013, 11:35:15 am
I also experimented with freezing a portion of dough. I can't stand the idea of throwing away some of the starter when I feed it. I'll be giving it to family members who buy bread dough from the grocery store.

Dough started rising as it defrosted and was good. I actually gave it to my parents, who made pizzas.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on May 06, 2013, 07:17:22 pm
Fed the starter today. Still going strong. Not sure if I'll have time to make bread, so I'll probably freeze the dough.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on May 23, 2013, 10:21:55 am
Fed the starter yesterday. 16 days, so I was a little nervous, but it's alive and kicking.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on August 09, 2013, 05:45:41 pm
Just posting to note that I ended up going 20 days between feedings and baked up some really good cinnamon rolls. The pics I thought I took are missing -- somewhere among my vacation photos, I think.
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: rveal23 on August 09, 2013, 06:38:21 pm
I will be waiting to see those pictures. And maybe the way you made it
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Grouperman941 on March 20, 2014, 10:10:59 am
I let my starter go way too long with all the post-holiday craziness around here. I renewed it , and it was a few hours before it started bubbling, but it eventually came back to life. The starter sat almost 24 hours and made one of my best doughs yet.

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/002_zpsa101a641.jpg)


I thought it would make great French toast, so ...

(http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x407/grouperman941/Breadmaking/001_zps988313ec.jpg)

I was right. :-)
Title: Re: Grouperman's bread thread
Post by: Saber 4 on March 20, 2014, 06:44:54 pm
beauteous bread and I'll take at least 4 slices of the French toast and some bacon please.