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Is it possible to create the famed French Boule? I was recently asked that very question. I was more than a little surprised at the response. It turns out there is a real way to create this delectable bread. Here is how it is done.
The origin of the traditional French home is a somewhat hazy story. Historians inform us that it was made in the early twelve hundreds by a nobleman in France called Basques. It was probably invented to replace the roux, which the aristocrats had been using for many years to cook delicious pastries and desserts but didn’t have time to prepare themselves. They got another idea and made some roux bread for themselves.
It is important to note here that white bread flour doesn’t play a role in the preparation of the original French bread. In fact, it is not even mentioned in the original recipe. The wheat flour that many contemporary recipes call for is what’s used in many of today’s breads and cakes. The interesting thing about this is that while it is known as French boule (in French), it really contains oats.
Oats are not technically bud, but they are a much better medium for gluten to be processed quickly into gluten-free flour. If you examine the back label on a good French home recipe, you will see that it contains oats, a corn starch base and wheat germ. One could say that the French bread is made with corn meal or flax seed meal. That’s not to say that contemporary flour has no place in a good French bread recipe, but I wouldn’t count on it as a key ingredient.
There are two types of bread, that you might recognize when buying a French butcher or deli: German and Dutch-oven. Most people believe a German dutch-oven is a sort of sourdough. It is not. A German dutch-oven is made from a yeast strain known as levain that’s not part of the natural yeast living in our own bodies. German bread made with this strain is never bread at the typical sense of this word, but instead a very sweet, dense yeast bread with a tangy taste and lots of structure.
For a fast, light toast, mix one tablespoon of brown sugar with one tablespoon of cinnamon in a bowl. Add one tablespoon of instant coffee to the mix and stir until everything becomes smooth and fluffy. Line a baking pan with a very lightly moistened pastry shell and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. If using a wire rack, then place the finished French boule at the center of the rack. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes .
Once cool, remove the paper from the bottom of the loaf and discard the paper. Spoon the chilled mixture into your hands and form a ball with your fingers, then flatten it into a disc. Using a moist towel, gently roll the ball of dough until it is about twice the depth of a cookie cutter and place it in your refrigerator. You can freeze the completed French Boule in an airtight container to keep it fresh until needed.
For the next step, you will want to make a double batch. Place the finished French Bread into one of your re-sealable plastic bags, then cut off about a half inch of the bottom of the loaf.
먹튀검증사이트 Using a sharp knife, begin scraping the bread in 1 direction, and flip the bag around so that the slices are coming out in a different direction. After about fifteen minutes have elapsed, remove the slices in the plastic bag and put them in your pre-heated oven, or serve them warm.