6 12, 2019


Semolina What is Semolina? Semolina is a coarse flour made from high protein durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum). It has a mild and earthy aroma and is mainly used in high-quality pasta, spaghetti, baguettes, or batards.1 Bread made with durum wheat semolina flour is characterized by: Fine and uniform crumb [...]

11 07, 2018


Bȃtard What is a Bȃtard? A bȃtard is a loaf of French bread 6 to 12 inches long and 3 to 6 inches wide.1 Bȃtards are similar in taste and appearance to baguettes but are half the length and slightly wider. Also known as a torpedo loaf, bȃtards consist of flour, yeast, [...]

4 09, 2017

Baking Baguettes: Tips and a Recipe

Let’s get specific. Really specific. Let’s talk baguettes. Baguettes are often grouped into the category of french bread or the even larger category artisan breads. What sets a baguette apart? Baguettes are typically: 2-3 inches in diameter 2 feet in length High crust to crumb ratio The crust/crumb ratio makes this bread extremely easy to overbake. However, do [...]

21 06, 2016

Bread Scoring

Bread Scoring What is Bread Scoring? Bread scoring of proofed dough pieces is the final step prior to baking. Scoring creates an incision on the skin/surface of the dough, and can have a direct impact on overall appearance of the bread loaf.1 In small scale production, this process is done manually with [...]

24 10, 2015


Baguette What is a Baguette? A baguette is a long loaf of bread closely connected to France. It is essentially a lean, yeast-leavened bakery product made with four basic ingredients: Flour Water Yeast Salt Other ingredients can be used at low levels depending on the process and finished product characteristics. Baguettes are characterized [...]

10 06, 2015


Poolish Also known as Pâte fermentée, liquid pre-ferment or liquid sponge What is Poolish? Poolish is a highly fluid yeast-cultured dough. It’s a type of pre-ferment traditionally used in the production of French bakery products. A Poolish resembles a sponge for the sponge and dough system. The difference is Poolish is fermented [...]

10 06, 2015

Artisan Bread

Artisan Bread Also Known as Handmade Bread What is Artisan Bread? Artisan bread is a term that has no absolute definition but refers to a style of short shelf-life bread that is usually offered unpackaged (in baskets) and consumed immediately after baking for maximum freshness. Usually produced in small factories, artisan bread [...]

7 06, 2015


Autolyse What is autolyse? Autolyse is a process in which a portion of (or total) water and flour in a bread formula are pre-blended and set to rest for a period of time. This resting period gives the dough special processing characteristics and improves the overall quality of the baked goods. [...]


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