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Bread Technique: Preshaping Bread Dough

Since The Art of Baking Bread by Matt Pellegrini is technique-heavy rather than recipe-heavy, we're giving you some techniques here that can be applied to your own bread-baking routines. The book has instructions for two different preshaping techniques: the round and the oblong. Today, we're talking about the method for shaping the oblong. More

Bread Technique: Shaping Fougasse

Fougasse looks fancy, but it's pretty forgiving. It doesn't have to be perfectly shaped, so it doesn't matter if you don't make perfectly even cuts or the dough misbehaves in the oven. It's still an interesting-looking bread. More

Bread Technique: Folding the Dough

Since The Art of Baking Bread by Matt Pellegrini is technique-heavy rather than recipe-heavy, we're giving you some techniques here that can be applied to your own bread-baking routines. The folding technique here is not for forming the final product; this is done after the first rise to create structure in the dough. More

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