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Which April bread did you like best?

Light Rye Bread
4 (36.4%)
Bagels
0 (0%)
Rustic Bread
7 (63.6%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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Offline Zeb

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Re: Poll: Which April bread did you like best?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2010, 03:08:06 AM »
so many rye breads to bake, mmmm.  How do you get that wonderful shiny glaze Paul? Is that an egg wash?  Stunning picture OFL ( I like that title Steve :) )
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Re: Poll: Which April bread did you like best?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2010, 06:12:43 AM »
Thanks Joanna, that's a cornstarch glaze, real easy to mix up. The recipe is in the post but here it is again:

Cornstarch Glaze:

You can prepare this while the shaped loaves are doing their final proofing.

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp cool water
  • 1/2 c boiling water (in pot)

In a small bowl or cup, mix the cornstarch and cool water together to get a smooth slurry. Add this to the 1/2 cup of boiling water on the stove and stir over medium heat until it begins to boil and is slightly thickened. Stir and allow to boil for a few more seconds (only) to cook the starch. Remove from heat and set aside until needed. It will be fine if it cools down or you can mix it up a few minutes prior to shaping the loaves, either way will work equally well.

If you have leftovers it can keep in the fridge for a week or so but since it's just a tablespoon of cornstarch, it's not really worth the bother.

The BHB Rye recipe also said to sprinkle generously with poppy seed after applying the glaze but I just left it plain.
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Re: Poll: Which April bread did you like best?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2010, 02:17:51 PM »
It's interesting that there's no vote for the bagels yet.  :o
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Re: Poll: Which April bread did you like best?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2010, 06:34:02 PM »
I think because the bagels were good (when they worked), but not quite as special as the other two . . . . .

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Re: Poll: Which April bread did you like best?
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2010, 09:04:08 AM »
I am thinking that I will have to make the bagels again just to use up all of that malt powder!

Either that, or start home brewing again!   ::)