Your um-brother and um-sister, and affiliated children?
Alternately, mail it to your daughters.
That doesn't work. It must be eaten fresh in order to make proper judgment. As it is, I'm irked that the first of the breads will be a couple hours older than the last.
It's a matter of coordination, really.
I think that if you hammer on your neighbor's door wild-eyed and demand they eat your bread RIGHT NOW they will do so. Perhaps only once, but definitely at least once.
Yes, but I want calm deliberation and consideration in my testers, not terror.
I figured there would be volunteers. ;-)
Shelob is sending another baby off into the world today. I'm very excited.
And in an experiment like this, the differences in flavor are subtle and perfect control and freshness really are necessary.
If ya feel like mailing some to Florida, I'll volunteer my household. I'll even do a homemade soap for bread trade. We'd just need to figure out the whole shipping and keeping it fresh thing.
Yeah, the fresh thing is a challenge.
would vacuum sealing be feasible? never tried it on bread
I think it would just smush it, bread being full of air and all that....
I have a similar problem; I would bake much more than I could eat. Fortunately I have a local bottomless pit^W^W friend who is happy to devour 75% of a loaf in a sitting and take the rest for breakfast...
I can generally bake two loaves a week and see the majority of that disappear, but three loaves all at once would be a challenge.
I think we'd have a hard time getting through one sandwich loaf in a week, though French or Italian bread gets eaten with dinner and goes faster. And now with Mr. Husband going for a reduced grains/gluten diet, bread will last even longer...
I need a bread icon! :)
I am counter-programming all the gluten hate. I believe that it will be yet one more fad that comes and goes. People have been eating refined grains for centuries.
While that may be true, and it's certainly a fact that I can eat all the gluten I want without problems or weight gain, Mr. Husband has.. er.. digestive difficulties with it to the point that he went to get tested last week to see if he has celiac or an intolerance. Results came back today with neither, but he is still going to try a low-carb/gluten diet for a while to see if that helps him.
Some years ago he was on the Atkins diet. Before and after said diet he emitted some fairly noxious odours... but during the diet he was stink-free. (For the sake of non-graciousness, sometimes I ask him what died in his ass. *grin*)
I'm all for moderation in everything. My bottomless pit^W^W friend is young and wants to gain weight, so I'm not going to tell her she shouldn't eat bread. Mr. Husband is no longer young and wants to lose weight, so perhaps scarfing down half a loaf of French bread with a pasta dinner isn't the best idea for him.
I could lose weight eating bowls of rice every day. He would stack on the pounds. Everyone's different, I guess.
That is true, and there are people who have real problems. But it's not as universal as some of these people are making their fortune pretending it is.
The loaf you sent home with me got devoured within days. ;)
Yay! Glad you guys liked it!
Do you ever do any baking with non-wheat flours?
I haven't at this point. I figure I'll get through the BBA breads and then see what other challenges are out there.
We have the same problem. My hubby LOVES to bake, but there's only three of us and we're all trying to keep our weight down (hubby himself is doing great on WeightWatchers). We currently have 3 loaves of bread, two pies, a dozen cookies and a bag of homemade pizzeles waiting.
That's a problem lots of people would like to have!
well, if you were thinking of maybe coming up to ConFusion, I'm sure you could get rid of some of it there. I know I'd be happy to relieve you of a loaf.....
We WILL be at ConFusion! I hadn't considered baking bread for the con.
it would allow you to bake without having to worry about the excess. And of course, consuites rarely turn down donations.
There are times you make me sorely wish I didn't live in Texas...O.O
I'm trying to use my powers to draw all the awesome people to Cleveland. That's my secret plan.
Alas, there are very few career options for me in Cleveland compared to Houston.... There's the Cleveland Clinic and not much else..
Yes, but if I get enough awesomeness here, that will change.
It's not a flawless plan, I admit. ;-)
While it's generally not too hard to find some people to eat some bread on occasion, finding enough people to eat a lot of bread on a regular basis can be a challenge. You may need to resign yourself to sacrificing some experiments to the bread gods.
For the record, were I in range, I'd more than happily try your breads.
Most of them find good homes, I am happy to say.
If by "home" you mean "belly." :-)
When the heck are we going to get those Transporters installed? Fresh from the oven bread is pure delight!
Maybe if we explain to scientists that fresh bread is at stake, they will be truly motivated.
For breads that bake on a sheet, could you just half the recipe? It wouldn't work at all for loaves, unless you can either find a freaky half loaf plan or make an oven-safe insert you could put in. Even if the insert is not exactly wide enough, it it is close enough then adding aluminium foil between the insert and the dough should prevent most leakage (or just shove foil in along the sides to prevent leakage). My googles only seem to come up with half height pans, which isn't what you want.
I've never tried this, but if you had half loaves you two could probably demolish a loaf every two days.
These are baking in the Dutch oven, so no doubling up for cooking.
I've tried to make smaller loaves and thusfar have failed at the effort.
you bring the bread, we'll make the soup :)
We will have to arrange a date sometime soon!
Have you read 52 Loaves? It's about a guy experimenting with breadmaking. He does the scientific testing for you and makes you laugh like a loon in the process. Highly recommended.
I did read it. A very fun book.