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I'm Peter Reinhart! Ask Me Anything! Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00-8:00 pm EST

To kick off our AMA feature, we have invited author, chef and master bread maker and host of Pizza Quest, Peter Reinhart, to be our first host! Peter will be in the Forum on Monday, February 15th, from 7:00 - 8:00 pm EST. If you are unable to be online during the live session, you can post your questions in the sticky post. Peter will answer those questions during the live session on February 15th. You can view Peter's answers to your questions as well as what happened during the live session in the session thread.

Ask Me Anything New Forum Feature

You will notice a new forum at the top of the main page called, "Ask Me Anything". This forum will be used for live one hour "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) sessions hosted by people who are knowledgeable in different areas pertaining to wood fired ovens. How it works:
- Each AMA will have a "sticky" thread where the community can post questions they would like answered during the live session. This will allow everyone to participate even if you can't be online for the live session. These questions will not be answered by the host until the live AMA; if you need an answer quickly, you should post it in the appropriate Forum area for the community to respond.
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We hope you enjoy this new feature! Please let us know if there is a topic that you'd like to have as an AMA and we'll look for a host!

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  • Wheat and Rye's

    Finally caught up on our bread supply....

    We butter the crust for a softer crust and a flavor boost. (I still need a sprayer for the oven)

    The wheat was great and the rye will be tasted today! (It's a very dense rye recipe from Vaughn's mother, who made it too)
    sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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    XJ,

    The breads look mighty good. What are you using to slash the dough? You might find you'll get more of an opening, or grigne, if you use a razor blade, go a bit deeper and on more of an angle.

    Jim
    "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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      Isn't it great have a bread baking pro in the group.
      James
      Pizza Ovens
      Outdoor Fireplaces

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        Thanks CJ, we used the razor we picked up the E Dilliherin chef's store. I'm sure there is a fancy french name for it.

        It was my virgin try so the deeper and sideways advice is much appreciated.

        Jim
        sigpicTiempo para guzarlos..... ...enjoy every sandwich!

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          XJ,

          It's called a lame. There are about a zillion kinds of these, some serrated. There is a French company that makes nothing but. How French is that? I was given one by a German friend that's made by, you guessed it, the Swiss Army knife guys (see the FB bread cookbook for a pic). And, no, it doesn't have pliers or a bottle opener or..., but the blade is serrated and very stiff. I use it for straight down cuts on firm dough. For really hydrated doughs, I leave all these things in the drawer and use kitchen shears instead. Works good at a very shallow angle.

          Somewhere, there's a post of mine on lames and a link to a site that offers a really cheap blade holder meant for double-edged razor blades you can buy in bulk. Believe it or not, the blades do dull over time.

          You want an entry angle of about 30 degrees or so, and a depth of about half an inch on a large loaf. It's decorative, sure, but it also contributes to oven spring. I would probably kill for a lame from that store.

          Jim
          "Made are tools, and born are hands"--William Blake, 1757-1827

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            Hey guys,

            I bought a pair of (Xacto?) Xcelite blade holders and surgical blades for $A17 the other day for my growing collection of 'sharps' - they slice into my wheatgrain/rye/wholemeal loaves quite nicely, thank you :-)

            Just a thought for those of you can't get to the right 'lames'...

            Ciao,

            Carioca
            Last edited by carioca; 03-11-2007, 02:23 AM. Reason: grammar
            "I started out with nothing, and I've still got most of it"

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