September 2016 Cooking Challenge: Bread

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  1. morning glory

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    This month's challenge topic is 'bread'. I don't think this has come up before. Any sort of bread you like: flatbread, sourdough, sweet breads, French bread etc. To kick things off, here's a rye bread loaf I made earlier:

     
  2. koukouvagia

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    I believe this is the first baking challenge we've had.  Good luck to us all!
     
  3. millionsknives

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    Lol I don't even own an oven :)
     
  4. koukouvagia

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    Then make matlouh or use the BBQ. There's always a way! These challenges are meant to be challenging.
     
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  5. teamfat

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    Oddly enough I had a gyro for lunch yesterday and was thinking I should try home made pitas cooked on a charcoal grill. Perhaps I'll actually get an entry posted for this month's challenge.

    mjb.
     
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  6. morning glory

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    Flatbread then?
     
  7. millionsknives

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    Sure! Flatbreads, naan,  pita, etc.  can be done on a cast iron skillet.  Also monkey bread, pizza knots,  corn bread.

    Chinese have steamed mantou and baozi, and a bunch of fried breads.
     
  8. hank

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    Yep, I've made breads in my gas grill when it's hot and I don't want to use the oven.  
     
  9. butzy

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    Okay, Here we go!

    I needed to refresh my sourdough starter and recently I have started using most of the excess.

    And now I got a better reason than ever to do so /img/vbsmilies/smilies/thumb.gif

    About 100 gr left over sourdough got mixed with 50 ml water, 100 gr flour, olive oil and salt.

    Rested it for a good hour or so


    Then rolled it out thinly


    Pre-heated my cast iron skillet


    And cooked the flat bread.

    It did puff up somewhat.


    Turned it after a couple of minutes


    And topped with my left over black eyed pea - tomato - madam Jeanette mixture (yep, the chili's are featuring)

    I figured it was all about the flat bread, hence the left over for topping


    Rolled it and ready to eat

     
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  10. morning glory

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     Looks great and I love the topping! Its very satisfying when flatbreads puff up in the pan.

    I keep meaning to make a sourdough starter but haven't ever got round to it. I fear it will be like a pet and I'll neglect it! 
     
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  11. butzy

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    Ah, but I can't put my dog in the fridge and only feed it once a week or fortnight !
     
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    Simple baguette recipe but made one long loaf

     
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  13. morning glory

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    That looks delicious - do you have a shot of the texture inside or is it all now eaten!?
     
  14. jah42

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    An afternoon project.
    Bread on wheat, olive oil and honey.
    Let it rise three times before it goes into the oven.
    Dont like to bake, but the buschettas turned out great and was totally worth it.

     
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    Thinking of making spicy Vienna bread with cheese stuffed inside.
     
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    Made these bee hives( Arabian dessert). Yummmmmm.
     
  17. jah42

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    Looks great!
     
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    honeycomb, Arabian dessert.
     
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    @morning glory

    It was destined for croutes for bouillabaisse.  Sorry I only have a toasted slice to show you.
     
  20. hank

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    Banana bread.  I use a recipe with a nice trick that gets banana bread from that meh stuff mom make as a kid to what it always seemed like it could be.  The trick is to microwave the bananas, reduce the resulting juice to intensify the flavor, and then mix it back into the smashed banana.  Comes out great.