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Is it possible to create the famed French Boule? I was recently asked that very question. I was a little surprised at the answer. It turns out there is really a way to make this delectable bread. Here is how it’s done.
The origin of the classic French home is a somewhat hazy story. Historians tell us that it was made in the early twelve hundreds by a nobleman in France called Basques. It was probably invented to replace the roux, which the aristocrats were using for many years to cook tasty pastries and desserts but didn’t have time to prepare themselves. They got another idea and made some roux bread for themselves.
It’s important to note here that white bread flour does not play a role in the preparation of the first French bread. In fact, it is not even mentioned in the original recipe. The wheat flour that many contemporary recipes call for is what is used in many of today’s breads and cakes. The interesting thing about this is that while it’s known as French boule (in French), it actually contains oats.
Oats are not technically grass, but they are a better medium for gluten to be processed quickly into gluten-free flour. If you look at the back label on a good French house recipe, you will see that it contains oats, a corn starch base and wheat germ. One could say that the French bread is made with corn meal or flax seed meal. That’s not to say that modern flour has no place in a excellent French bread recipe, but I would not count on it as a key ingredient.
There are two varieties of bread, that you might recognize when shopping in a French butcher or deli: German and Dutch-oven. Most people believe a German dutch-oven is a type of sourdough. It is not. A German dutch-oven is made from a yeast strain called levain that’s not part of the natural yeast living in our bodies. German bread made with this strain is never bread at the common sense of the word, but rather a very sweet, dense yeast bread with a tangy taste and lots of structure.
For a quick, light toast, mix one tablespoon of brown sugar with one tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of instant coffee to the mixture and stir until everything becomes smooth and fluffy. Line a baking pan with a very lightly moistened pastry shell and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If using a wire rack, place the finished French boule at the middle of the rack. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes until done.
Once cool, remove the paper from the bottom of the loaf and discard the paper.
우리카지노 Spoon the chilled mixture into your hands and form a ball with your fingers, then flatten it into a disk. Using a moist towel, gently roll the ball of dough until it’s about twice the depth of a cookie cutter and place it into your refrigerator. It is possible to freeze the completed French Boule in an airtight container to keep it fresh until needed.
For the next step, you will need to make a double batch. Place the completed French Bread into one of your re-sealable plastic bags, then cut off about a half inch of the bottom of the loaf. Using a sharp knife, start scraping the bread in one direction, and flip the bag around so that the slices are coming out in another direction. After about fifteen minutes have elapsed, remove the slices in the plastic bag and place them in your pre-heated oven, or serve them warm.