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Please rise for the breadmaker…

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…and get deflated by Tim Hayward.

The web, a natural home for obsessives, hosts a million amiable nutjobs with an exhaustive knowledge of hydration ratios or a personal sourdough culture with a pet name that they grew from their own belly-button fluff. I hope I am not one of those.

Do not worry, Tim.

Weigh 500g of strong white bread flour into the mixer bowl. Add one tsp of fast acting yeast, one tbsp of salt, three tbsp of olive oil and 395ml of water. (Every flour absorbs a precise and repeatable amount of water to turn into a workable dough, it’s just not consistent between batches and flour types.

You’re wrong about the belly-button fluff though. The best source for sourdough cultures are found under the belly of pregnant sows in Lower-Saxony, Germany at full moon. I’ve been there and watched it grow. My name is Nils and I bake bread on the internet.

Written by theinversecook

11 February 2010 at 19:41

Posted in Cool site, people

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  1. You are much too kind to the man, Nils.

    He’s the sort of tosser who wants to be a food writer not to write about food. That is, he doesn’t want to inform people on the subject of food, he just jumps up and down shouting “look how clever I am”

    A sad, misshaped batard.

    bethesdabakers

    14 February 2010 at 13:37

    • Hi Mick,
      he seems to be entangled in a love-hate-affair with bread-making. On the one hand he has the nutters who keep rambling about hydration levels and sourdough starters, on the other hand there is need for good bread. I would have thought, there is a correlation between a scientific approach to the bread-making process and the results, but apparently there are other ways I have never heard of. Baking by intuition is not an option for me because of lack of experience.

      theinversecook

      14 February 2010 at 16:17

  2. Wow, I am going to lower Saxony for some of that stuff!

    Jeremy

    14 February 2010 at 21:39

    • I can send you some .-)

      theinversecook

      14 February 2010 at 23:12

  3. Nils,

    Get yourself a Panasonic – they make great DVD players.

    Mick

    bethesdabakers

    15 February 2010 at 01:22

    • I have one :-D

      Nothing against Panasonic. And Pioneer, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Denon, AEG and Grundig either.

      theinversecook

      15 February 2010 at 03:06


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