Friday, January 30, 2009

Waffle with olive oil (apple yeast water)

You do not need baking powder (or baking soda) to make waffles.

This time I used apple yeast water and ferment to make waffles.

I wanted to make savory waffles so olive oil was used in this batter.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

apple yeast water baking (Pain de mie)

I got a new kitchen aid mixer4.5qt last week.

Then I made this bread with it 3 days ago.

The crumb is still so soft and fluffy because of the natural yeast.

Heavenly delicious.....

Friday, January 23, 2009

yogurt yeast water

After making apple yeast water, mix it with plain yogurt to make strong yeast water.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bacon Epi

Thursday, January 15, 2009

pain de mie (Japanese natural koubo)

Pain de mie usually contains refined sugar.
I do not like to use cane sugar so I used agave syrup instead.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Japanese yeast scone (biscuit?)

Japanese natural yeast scone.

No baking powder/baking soda was added.


Below are links to the post about .....

♪ How to make yeast water

♪ How to make preferment

♪ How to bake rolls

♪ How to bake Pain de Mie

♪ How to bake bagels

♪ How to make apple yeast water1

♪ How to make apple yeast water2
♪ Straight method (no preferment is used....more adavanced?)

♪ Q and A


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Japanese style Walnuts Bread (yeast)

When I use commercial yeast, I usually use Fermipan or Saf (red) yeast but it ran out.

I decided to use Saf Pizza Yeast (green package) instead.
I don't know where you can find this yeast in USA so please don't ask....

Most Walnuts breads shaped like this (see pic) taste slitly sweet in Japan but this time I used less sugar and made it similar to pain de mie sweetness.
Toasted and butter it.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

NEW recipe

If you have been following the recipes that I posted before, and not getting good result, now you can try this recipe.
I think I wrote enough about making yeast water so I omit that part this time.

1: mix 100g yeast water and 100g flour(I use whole wheat flour) and mix them
in a container that has a lid (plastic wrap would work)

2: Leave the container at room temperature (aound 77-80degrees) for 6-8 hours.
It should double - triple.

3: Let the preferment rest in the refrigerator(vegetable room in the refrigerator is good)
for 6-8 hours.

4: Add 50g yeast water and 50g flour (AP is fine) and mix it.
Let it sit in room temperature for 2-4 hours until double- triple.

5:(you can either do 3 and continue to 6 or just continue to 6)

6: Do same as 4

Now you have 400g preferment in your container.


bread flour 250g
preferment 125g
water 150g-160g
salt 1 teaspoon
sugar 1 tablespoon

Put all the ingredients in a bowl.

Knead it for 10 minutes.

Cover the bowl and let it rise for 6-7 hours (in 77 degrees room)

Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and round it lightly.

Cover the dough with wet cloth kitchen towel and let it rest for 15 minutes.

Uncover, lightly press the dough with your finger tips and make the dough little bit flatter.

Cut the dough into 2 and move them onto a cookie sheet gently.

(you can devide it into up to 6 if you want to enjoy more crust)

Cover and Let them rise until doubles.

Slush the surface and dust some flour on the surface to look better.

Bake it at 400F for about 25 minutes.

If you divided the dough into more than 2, baking time will be shorter.


Happy New Year

This year's first bread I baked was 'black bean rolls'

I took some pictures of the bread but all of them were not clear so I decided to upload this picture of pain de mie.

Usually I do not use butter in my bread because I am a macrobiotic diet follower(similar to vegan) but this time I decided to add some butter which my husband likes.

After the loaf cooled down, I sliced it and smelled butter.
I added butter only 5% but still butter's aroma was overwhelming to me.
It was a big surprise.
Since I started this diet, I almost never had butter (even when I was practicing croissants making) so my milky smell sensor? became very sensitive.
The bread was moist and yummy but I don't think I would add more than 5% of butter in my pain de mie dough.

== Boulangerie tour in Japan==

== Boulangerie tour in Japan==
I went to my favorite boulangeries.