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    I use fresh yeast from the local corn merchant but if you've got a Tesco near you can get it for free just ask at the bakery counter.

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    Hi, I also use a bread maker but only to prepare the dough and then take it out and form it by hand: I can bake it in a loaf pan or use a brotform or freehand. I really did not like the bread baked in the maker. But the dough I can have ready for the morning or when I get home from work.

    One thing I learned is don't add too much flour. The natural inclination is that the dough feels wet, so you add more flour. This makes a dense hard loaf. Riachard Bertinet suggested using a plastic dough scraper to start working the dough and this works great as your hands are not covered in sticky dough so you don't grab the flour shaker.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bren In Pots View Post
    I use fresh yeast from the local corn merchant but if you've got a Tesco near you can get it for free just ask at the bakery counter.
    doesn't work here! They said too many people were asking........

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    Booths sell it ask for 25ps worth.
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    I'm late to the dance but this site worked for me,

    The Formula for Great Dough | Homemade Bread | Recipes

    Basically 63% weight of the flour should be water. I'd go for less salt than it suggests.

    I overproofed once and it collapsed in oven, but otherwise no jawbreakers.
    Last edited by Squingy; 30-05-2018 at 04:15 PM.

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    I use this method
    https://artisanbreadinfive.com/2013/...asics-updated/
    (if you use fine salt, use a lot less than the stated amount)

    Their olive oil bread recipe makes the most fantastic pizza dough...
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