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Is it possible to make 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 really a way to create this delectable bread. Here is how it is done.
The origin of the classic French house is a somewhat fuzzy story. Historians tell us that it was created in the early twelve hundreds by a nobleman in France named Basques. It was probably invented to replace the roux, which the aristocrats had been using for years to cook delicious pastries and desserts but did not have enough time to prepare themselves. They got another idea and made a few roux bread for themselves.
It is important to note here that white bread flour doesn’t play a part in the preparation of the original French bread. In actuality, it’s not even mentioned in the original recipe. The wheat flour that most modern 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 better medium for gluten to be processed immediately into gluten-free flour. If you examine the back label on a good French house recipe, you will see that it contains oats, a corn starch base and wheat flour. One could say that the French bread is made with corn meal or flax seed meal. That is 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 may recognize when buying a French butcher or deli: German and Dutch-oven. Most people think that 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 which is not part of the natural yeast living in our bodies.
먹튀사이트 German bread made out of this strain is never bread in the common sense of the word, but instead an extremely sweet, dense yeast bread with a tangy taste and a great deal of structure.
For a quick, 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 in the middle of the rack. Bake for ten to fifteen minutes .
Once cool, remove the paper in the bottom of the loaf and discard the paper. Spoon the cooled mixture into your hands and form a ball with your fingers, then flatten it into a disk. Using a wet towel, gently roll the ball of dough until it’s 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 completed French Bread into one of your re-sealable plastic bags, then cut off about a half inch of the bottom of the loaf. Using a sharp knife, start scraping the bread in one direction, and turn the bag around so that the pieces are coming out in a different direction. After about fifteen minutes have elapsed, remove the slices from the plastic bag and put them in your pre-heated oven, or serve them warm.