Saturday, June 11, 2016

Now for the easy part

Last night I worked the butter into my brioche dough, probably the hardest and most time consuming part of baking for Saturday market. Next week I'll get a picture of that. But for now, I just want to record the easy part.

Brioche feuilleté was formed and baked first, then the other half of the dough was formed into a log, spread with butter, and then sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Half was topped with raisins, the other half with raisins and walnuts, then cut and put into the pan for a slow rise. They will be popped into the oven as soon as the bread as done. I turn the oven down for the rolls, but that first pop of really hot air after the bread comes out will give the outside of the rolls a great exterior, with a soft and buttery interior.

Well, back to the stove. Here are the pics of the work in progress - the easy part, really. Just heat the oven and start baking!

The workhorse - my Kenwood mixer, same brand Chef Berard used in Provence.

First batch out of the oven
Baguettes under wraps for final rise

Flaky cinnamon rolls about to go in oven

Mise en Place for my first try at making Fougette

Baguette dough weighed, first formation for six loaves


  1. Are you still using the stove I found for you. If so how is it working having two ovens. I love the mixer. Haven't broke it yet. Lol.

  2. It has been a real challenge. It doesn't bake bread like the other stove did. When I would lower the temp, per the recipe, after the first 10 minutes, the oven would turn off! I called the company. The only mode I can use is pure convection if I want to turn down the heat midway through a recipe, so now that I have the hang of it, it's okay. And I LOVE having two ovens!

  3. Cool. Sorry you had issues with it. But I got it figured out. And I new when I saw it. You would love the 2 ovens. I'm glad I was able to find it for you.

  4. Yes, here is a story about my stove here in Mishawaka. I didn't think I could afford another Dacor, which is what I had at the farm. They had gone WAY up in price! Allen found one on Craig's list! It was bigger, newer and had two ovens. It was also cheaper - only slightly used. It took me a while to get the hang of it - it doesn't bake like my one at the farm did - but I finally got it, and I love it. Thank you for finding it, Allen!