bread sculptures

Discussion in 'Pastries & Baking' started by porkchopboy, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. porkchopboy

    porkchopboy

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    hi folks, i've been asked by my kids school to make a sculpture from bread. this is something that i never did before. what type of dough should i use, wet or dry, with little yeast and how should i create markings on the surface of the dough that will be recognized after baking? thanks for any comments.

    dino
     
  2. bakingpw

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    porkchopboy,

    When I was at CIA we made bread dough sculptures out of "dead dough". Dough without yeast. (I'll look later in my notes and see if I still have recipe). Also, you can color that same dough with baking ingredients such as molasses, etc. to make different colors. After it's baked, you glaze it with a spray that both seal it and makes it glossy - turns out looking great, though time consuming.
     
  3. porkchopboy

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    thanks, any help is appriciated.
     
  4. m brown

    m brown

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    joe amendola's book Bakers Manual uses hard roll dough with out yeast and noodle dough (page 27, revised 3rd addtion).


    Joe Amendola Hard Roll:

    Bread Flour 5#
    Salt 2 oz
    sugar 2 oz
    shortening 2 oz
    egg whites 2 oz
    Water 3#
    (Yeast 3 oz )

    Buy this book, it contains the building blocks of all baking for the professional and it is small!
    I have two copies and use them all the time (for the past 15 years) it is the only book that has been everywhere with me!