March 7th, 2011

How I form long bread loaves

I promised Rosa some time ago to take photos how I form a loaf. I saved the pictures on my HD but needed a little bit longer to sort them. But today I had more free time then usual and so I can now publish how I form long bread loaves.

ovales Brot1

Place the dough on a floured work counter top and divide the dough (1&2). Flat the dough and fold it to the middle from the left side (4) and the right side (5). Let the preshaped loaf rest on the seamside for about 15 min(6). The gluten network will relax a little bit in this time and you can shape the loaf easier.

ovales Brot2

After 15 min rest turn the dough upside down. If it sticks to the counter top loosen it with a doug scraper (7). Now fold the sides into the middle (8-12) and press it together. Now draw the sides of the loaf to the middle and pinch them together to create tension in the dough skin (13-15). Take care that the dough will not stick to the counter during forming.

ovales Brot3

Now turn the loaf (16) and roll it three or four times from left to right to seal the seam (17). Turn it back and place it seamside up in the breadform (18).

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  5. silke June 2nd, 2011

    Hallo Stefanie,

    kann man sowas auch für ovale Brötchen einstellen? Ich bekomme immer nur runde Brötchen hin.

  6. megi March 18th, 2011

    Hi Stefanie, I can’t believe this is my first time on your blog, everything you have here looks amazing! I already have a list of recipes I am looking forward to trying from your blog.

  7. Christian March 9th, 2011

    Meine ovalen Brote sehen zwar immer gut aus, aber nach dem Backen, hatte ich mehr ein Sarg als ein Brot… Danke!

  8. Christian March 9th, 2011

    Genau das was ich gesucht habe. Ich hatte bisher immer das Problem, das meine Ovale Brote mehr ecken und Kanten hatten als ein Auto…


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