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2020-08-22 11:28:13 AM  
National Bakery hard rolls or Portuguese rolls.
 
2020-08-22 11:32:27 AM  
The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.
 
2020-08-22 11:34:23 AM  
When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.
 
2020-08-22 11:44:01 AM  
Fresh, warm turd rolls.

Onion-pumpernickel rolls with the caramelized onion in the middle.  Some salted butter...
 
2020-08-22 11:46:30 AM  
I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.
 
2020-08-22 11:51:52 AM  
NY Jewish Rye & NY Jewish Pumpernickel!
 
2020-08-22 11:52:09 AM  
San Francisco sourdough
 
2020-08-22 11:52:37 AM  
Any soft bread.

Crunchy rock hard bread can die a thousand deaths for being the traitor that it is.

I spit on you hard bread!
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2020-08-22 11:58:03 AM  
If you are lucky, the next one.


Europeans have breads the way American supermarkets have snack foods:  whole aisles of them. That is one thing I loved about Europe, although the chips and sausages were expensive, and the bread was relatively cheap.

As a rule, people need to be more like each other, which is to say amazingly diverse.
 
2020-08-22 12:05:17 PM  
My grandmother used to bake her own bread.
She had a big knife that could cut through four loaves at the same time.
It was a four loaf cleaver.
 
2020-08-22 12:19:19 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.


Yep.  Anything fresh baked.
 
2020-08-22 12:40:12 PM  

sinner4ever: National Bakery hard rolls


this
 
2020-08-22 12:44:57 PM  
Fresh tortillas.
 
2020-08-22 12:45:58 PM  

markie_farkie: When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.


I second Turkish. Turks know their bread.
My favorite is  Etli Ekmek : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etli_​ekm​ek
 
2020-08-22 12:53:21 PM  
Yo, where mah Semites at?
Challah back, y'all.
 
2020-08-22 12:54:49 PM  
Matmos - Breaking Bread (Official Music Video)
Youtube ilq8HsRk2BQ
 
2020-08-22 12:57:47 PM  
/ SONG CREDITS:

A1. All sounds generated by breaking LPs and 7" single by the soft rock group Bread and amplifying shards of vinyl. No sampling of Bread's music took place.
 
2020-08-22 1:01:39 PM  
Ace Bakery's Pane Rustico, it's the perfect bread. How much more perfect could it be? None. None more perfect.
 
2020-08-22 1:02:35 PM  

Barfmaker: Ace Bakery's Pane Rustico, it's the perfect bread. How much more perfect could it be? None. None more perfect.


Now with picture goodness.

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2020-08-22 1:12:45 PM  

markie_farkie: When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigella​_​sativa perhaps?
 
2020-08-22 1:36:06 PM  
Sliced.
 
2020-08-22 1:36:34 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.


More full of shiat than you realize. Northern California bakeries are renowned for the insect poop in their grains, which is rich in Lactobacillus sanfranciscensis bacteria, considered key to San Francisco's reputation for having among the world's best sourdough cultures. [popsci]
 
2020-08-22 1:57:05 PM  
U.S. dollars?
 
2020-08-22 2:04:15 PM  
Pumpernickel Bagels from a proper deli.
 
2020-08-22 2:17:24 PM  
Butter fried maple frosted cinnamon raisin bread
 
2020-08-22 2:29:46 PM  

whither_apophis: markie_farkie: When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigella_​sativa perhaps?


That's it!! Thanks.
 
2020-08-22 2:34:20 PM  

markie_farkie: whither_apophis: markie_farkie: When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigella_​sativa perhaps?

That's it!! Thanks.


fortuitous timing, I only stumbled across them recently myself while hunting down an Indian recipe
 
2020-08-22 2:43:11 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.


Same here. I've gotten really good at bread, and I praise Jebus for the KitchenAid dough hook.

Now I'm doing keto because my bread is TOO good.
 
2020-08-22 3:20:21 PM  
Fresh, hot and just out of the bread maker is my personal favorite.
 
2020-08-22 3:47:15 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.


This right here sounds awesome!!!!!   Good for you!

An answer on a lighter note:

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2020-08-22 3:53:20 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.


Came here to say "the bread I bake at home," leaving happily & knowing that I'm in good company.
 
2020-08-22 3:55:41 PM  
Any one with cheese served upon on it.
 
2020-08-22 3:55:51 PM  
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2020-08-22 4:01:44 PM  

Calypsocookie: Any soft bread.

Crunchy rock hard bread can die a thousand deaths for being the traitor that it is.

I spit on you hard bread!
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I have a recipe for squash rolls that you would love. Say the word and I'll post it here.
 
2020-08-22 4:01:49 PM  
My grandma's bread, fresh out of the corn-cob fired oven, slathered with butter from the cows on her farm and  jam made with strawberries from her garden.   It's been almost 60 years, and that's still my gold standard.
 
2020-08-22 4:05:30 PM  

FormlessOne: Marcus Aurelius: The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.

Came here to say "the bread I bake at home," leaving happily & knowing that I'm in good company.


I like to prep it at night and let the dough ferment in the refrigerator overnight. It gets a lovely boozy flavor to it.
 
2020-08-22 4:05:32 PM  

Gough: My grandma's bread, fresh out of the corn-cob fired oven, slathered with butter from the cows on her farm and  jam made with strawberries from her garden.   It's been almost 60 years, and that's still my gold standard.


Similar for me for my Corsican aunt but it was an open face baguette with fresh butter and a slice of ham from her pigs
 
2020-08-22 4:06:18 PM  
NSFW LANGUAGE

BANANA BREAD AT WORK HELL YEAH!!!!
Youtube ACXT1Np6CFs
 
2020-08-22 4:07:44 PM  
Best breads I've had were in Germany.  There's a German-style bakery in Hammersmith that is really good for any London-based farkers:  http://www.bakehaus.co.uk/
 
2020-08-22 4:07:49 PM  
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2020-08-22 4:10:33 PM  

little big man: Best breads I've had were in Germany.  There's a German-style bakery in Hammersmith that is really good for any London-based farkers:  http://www.bakehaus.co.uk/


Ehhh...I went there and couldn't find a single farking pretzel. Was NOT impressed.

I order from https://germandeli.co.uk/ these days.
 
2020-08-22 4:11:17 PM  
This. If you haven't heard it. The best bread.
Fred Wesley & the New J.B.'s "Breakin' Bread", 1974
Youtube ZJvxHDcO92g
 
2020-08-22 4:21:51 PM  

Calypsocookie: Any soft bread.

Crunchy rock hard bread can die a thousand deaths for being the traitor that it is.

I spit on you hard bread!
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Dwarf bread
 
2020-08-22 4:25:19 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Fresh tortillas.


This.

Fresh tortillas are amazing. Tortillas are already versatile and pack easily for long hikes and stuff. Fresh made is just so much better.

Then when they are no longer fresh? Cut em up, fry em and make migas.
 
2020-08-22 4:27:15 PM  
trick question. all breads are great. i like naan. and many many others
 
2020-08-22 4:28:09 PM  
Salt-rising bread.

//I sound Appalachian.
 
2020-08-22 4:29:11 PM  
Star Market in Hawaii had this amazing cheddar jalapeno bucket bread. I would eat half the loaf on the way home. Now I live in Vermont so it's the rolls at the Wideside Diner dipped in their brown gravy. Arglhhhh....
 
2020-08-22 4:35:49 PM  
I'd say it's fairly impossible to pick a single best. So many varieties that pair with different occasions and cuisines. For versatility If day a fresh rustic loaf or baguette works. For a little bit of a sweeter dessert or coffee bread I highly recommend Finnish Pulla. And with fresh warm hummus I'll always go with right out of the oven Laffa bread over Pita.
 
2020-08-22 4:42:36 PM  
Many years ago I had a manager who was Lebanese. About once a month he would bring in some man'oushe that his wife had made. It was delicious.
 
2020-08-22 4:44:29 PM  

Hubris Boy: San Francisco sourdough


Right now it is a little too smokey for my tastes.
 
2020-08-22 4:45:59 PM  
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2020-08-22 4:55:45 PM  

TwowheelinTim: Calypsocookie: Any soft bread.

Crunchy rock hard bread can die a thousand deaths for being the traitor that it is.

I spit on you hard bread!
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I have a recipe for squash rolls that you would love. Say the word and I'll post it here.


""The word."
 
2020-08-22 5:01:49 PM  
Growing up there was a bakery called Pacelli's across the street from the local jail. Best crusty Italian bread, ever. They've been closed for I don't even know how long now, maybe 20 years?  I'd cut every single one of you for just one grinder roll from there.
 
2020-08-22 5:05:33 PM  
Ja-PAN!!!!

Yakitate Japan - 324 layer croissant
Youtube o_srPS_HbWg

Best anime of all time. Come for the breadgasms, stay for the good story.
 
2020-08-22 5:06:24 PM  

markie_farkie: small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find


Nigella seeds
 
2020-08-22 5:06:28 PM  
Arnold's Deli Rye.
It makes a nice sandwich... a NICE sandwich.
Arnold Rye Bread Commercial
Youtube N_szOsMzQOo

/from a deli owner, that's a rave!
 
2020-08-22 5:11:37 PM  
1) my bubbies challah right out of the oven, 2) my challah right out of the oven (mine is almost as good but the "love" factor is not as strong) ; 3 fresh out out of the oven Italian bread, then covered with garlic and cheese.
 
2020-08-22 5:12:17 PM  
Builds strong bodies.

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2020-08-22 5:17:25 PM  
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/lasts and lasts
 
2020-08-22 5:18:36 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.


Orlando had a radio talk show host - Jim Phillips. He used to rave about real philly cheese steak and how the water from philly made the bread taste different and couldn't be duplicated anywhere else. I have no clue. My favorite? There are so many I can't begin to remember.

/Pepperidge farm remembers
 
2020-08-22 5:25:26 PM  
I can't pretend to have eaten all the breads in the world, but steamed bao buns are so far the best bread I've ever eaten that you'd have a hard time convincing me otherwise.

BTW, I make a pretty darn good white loaf in my cast iron dutch oven. Nice thick crust. Lotsa air holes. But it's just a butter delivery vehicle.
 
2020-08-22 5:27:56 PM  
Nana's anadama.
 
2020-08-22 5:30:07 PM  
A real French baugette...
 
2020-08-22 5:34:08 PM  

sswo: TwowheelinTim: Calypsocookie: Any soft bread.

Crunchy rock hard bread can die a thousand deaths for being the traitor that it is.

I spit on you hard bread!
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I have a recipe for squash rolls that you would love. Say the word and I'll post it here.

""The word."


I've been working with this recipe for a few years and have been tweaking it since. This is the latest iteration. I like to use butternut squash. I've tried others, but keep coming back to the butternut. I really like its flavor, and it gives the bread a b*tchin' color.

I will sometimes substitute the squash with potatoes or sweet potatoes while adjusting final flour additions on the fly due to differences in water content.

And while it's not in the recipe, After I divide the dough, I'll coat the balls with oil before they rise.

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2020-08-22 5:37:18 PM  

Calypsocookie: Any soft bread.

Crunchy rock hard bread can die a thousand deaths for being the traitor that it is.

I spit on you hard bread!
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Best Bread is made by Joe Momma and comes every night
 
2020-08-22 5:37:26 PM  
These little buggers.  Right here:

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2020-08-22 5:37:28 PM  
Best bread - Englishmans bone flour bread. It's made by giants so it's hard to get.

But it's so worth it.
 
2020-08-22 5:38:31 PM  

billybobtoo: A real French baugette...


That would be for 2nd place behind steamed bao buns. A baguette with lots of butter and cheese is unbelievable. **Early in the 1st season of Twin Peaks, Jerry barges into his brother's office with some baguettes and start eating. For a minute or so all their dialogue is just mumble mumble mumble as they chew bread and talk at the same time.

**for the 3 people on Fark who haven't watched Twin Peaks

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2020-08-22 5:39:49 PM  
German sour dough rye, without caraway seeds. Foul, evil, caraway seeds.
 
2020-08-22 5:40:59 PM  

yakmans_dad: billybobtoo: A real French baugette...

That would be for 2nd place behind steamed bao buns. A baguette with lots of butter and cheese is unbelievable. **Early in the 1st season of Twin Peaks, Jerry barges into his brother's office with some baguettes and start eating. For a minute or so all their dialogue is just mumble mumble mumble as they chew bread and talk at the same time.

**for the 3 people on Fark who haven't watched Twin Peaks

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I wonder who the other two are...
 
2020-08-22 5:41:52 PM  
Lembas Bread
Youtube N27ROh7Xzm8
 
2020-08-22 5:54:45 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.


Like a San Francisco homeless person, he's full.of shiat.
 
2020-08-22 5:58:20 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.

Like a San Francisco homeless person, he's full.of shiat.


Well that's a lie. Or else san Francisco wouldn't have a shiat cleaning crew.
 
2020-08-22 6:03:52 PM  

Staffist: U.S. dollars?


Right, on, man!
 
2020-08-22 6:16:14 PM  
My ex used to make a loaf of sourdough twice a week. That was the best bread I ever had.
 
2020-08-22 6:16:15 PM  

Thudfark: [Fark user image 850×850]

Darn it! I was gonna post just one word and leave people wondering:

"Diary,"
 
2020-08-22 6:18:21 PM  
Me, I loves the taste, crunchy crust, and chewy texture of a good sourdough.  But I'll also go for a good settler's loaf for universal application - dipping in oil, smearing with garlic butter, cold cuts, gilled cheeses, francesinha, etc..  Then throw in some Parker House rolls for mini applications.
 
2020-08-22 6:21:43 PM  

Shaggy_C: Any one with cheese served upon on it.

How about cheese (and jalapeños and your choice of Cajun meat and Cajun seasoning) in it?
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2020-08-22 6:22:14 PM  

Hubris Boy: San Francisco sourdough


Amen to this.

Just. This.

It. Is. Glorious.
 
2020-08-22 6:24:02 PM  

yakmans_dad: billybobtoo: A real French baugette...

That would be for 2nd place behind steamed bao buns. A baguette with lots of butter and cheese is unbelievable. **Early in the 1st season of Twin Peaks, Jerry barges into his brother's office with some baguettes and start eating. For a minute or so all their dialogue is just mumble mumble mumble as they chew bread and talk at the same time.

**for the 3 people on Fark who haven't watched Twin Peaks

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2nd place for me.
 
2020-08-22 6:28:02 PM  
1) Good sourdough

2) Parker House Rolls

3) Imereti style Khachapuri:
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Especially if it's made in a wood-fired pechi
 
2020-08-22 6:29:04 PM  
The grinder rolls we used to get in Westerly, RI when I was a kid and we were visiting my grandparents. I think the place went under 30 years ago, no idea why.
 
2020-08-22 6:37:37 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.


Others have covered it pretty well so I'll cover why the cousin thinks this.  Watch some videos or read some articles about what gives San Francisco sourdough its uniqueness compared to other sourdoughs, and it'll boil down to 2 things.

One, unless created in a relatively sterile environment, starter picks up all of the wild yeasts & bacteria in the close environment and melds them with what was in the flour to begin with.  If you make it yourself, you'll get mostly stuff from where the flour was made but with some unique stuff in your kitchen that could be from other foods or local pollen or snotty kids.  Each location is unique and it's been long argued that San Francisco has some mighty unique flavors in the air between all of the plant life and strong ocean air blowing in other stuff from sea.  A lot of people go out of their way for these unique combinations.  Heck, there's a sourdough library, like the seed library, that catalogs and maintains starters from around the world just to maintain the unique bacteria/yeast combinations should something happen to the original locations.

Two, the age of the starter/mother; the long running places are using & replenishing lumps of starter that have been maintained for many decades, some over 100 years.  This preserves bacteria & yeasts that may not be around anymore except for that starter.  But more importantly the flavors in the starter have had time to really stretch and mature, having developed its own richness, like a fine aged wine.  A lot of local places will often buy some big hunks of starter from the long-running places to skip a long period of maintenance and cash in on that uniqueness and complexity.  Some have tried to take hunks elsewhere in the country but couldn't keep the S.F. flavor.

So the pizza dough is very likely unique and many peoples' favorite.  But proven best?  No way.  To quote James Bond,   "...just different.  Like Peking Duck is different from Russian Caviar.  But I love them both."
 
2020-08-22 6:39:04 PM  
Lefse. The Scandinavian foods I've had have varied from meh to hork to oh-my-god-kill-it but I always loved Christmas at Grandma's, with the 1 foot high pile of lefse.
 
2020-08-22 6:39:43 PM  

markie_farkie: When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.


I would actually run for something like that.
 
2020-08-22 6:44:08 PM  
I could use a little help... what is the super moist layered Indian bread? I've only had it at one place.
 
2020-08-22 7:06:52 PM  

NINEv2: Lefse. The Scandinavian foods I've had have varied from meh to hork to oh-my-god-kill-it but I always loved Christmas at Grandma's, with the 1 foot high pile of lefse.


Why wait until Christmas?  

https://granrudslefse.com/

/I was born just down the road
//their family and my family go back a bit
///$8 per lb, I'll order it before I make it!
 
2020-08-22 7:07:14 PM  

TwowheelinTim: yakmans_dad: billybobtoo: A real French baugette...

That would be for 2nd place behind steamed bao buns. A baguette with lots of butter and cheese is unbelievable. **Early in the 1st season of Twin Peaks, Jerry barges into his brother's office with some baguettes and start eating. For a minute or so all their dialogue is just mumble mumble mumble as they chew bread and talk at the same time.

**for the 3 people on Fark who haven't watched Twin Peaks

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I wonder who the other two are...


I've never had a steamed bao bun despite visiting Bangkok. I know that's not Viet Nam though. Are they gummy consistency? Steamed always make me think of that for some reason.
 
2020-08-22 7:12:08 PM  
Fresh, hot naan
 
2020-08-22 7:14:52 PM  
Any bread you baked yourself.

Protip: when baking your own loaf at home, use a dutch oven; it will steam it as it bakes, creating the conditions necessary to bake loaves like a professional bread oven. Also, it should be HOT - I bake at 475 most of the time.
 
2020-08-22 7:34:15 PM  

NINEv2: I could use a little help... what is the super moist layered Indian bread? I've only had it at one place.


Assuming it's not naan, maybe kachori, paratha, or tarftan?
 
2020-08-22 7:36:15 PM  
Costco made these really great pretzel rolls, but no more.  So I vote for Boudin of San Fransisco, any of their products.
 
2020-08-22 7:49:13 PM  

God's Hobo Penis: Any bread you baked yourself.

Protip: when baking your own loaf at home, use a dutch oven; it will steam it as it bakes, creating the conditions necessary to bake loaves like a professional bread oven. Also, it should be HOT - I bake at 475 most of the time.


I do 550. And for those who don't have a dutch oven, to steam it you can simply use a spray bottle. Spray once at the beginning, then again half way through.

Or if you really want to ramp it up, go with the Thomas Keller method of throwing some river rocks and chains on a sheet pan, preheat them in an oven and then spray them with a water gun to get the steam.
 
2020-08-22 8:02:05 PM  

billybobtoo: A real French baugette...


Yeah. There are a lot of great breads in the world, but a really good baguette is pretty amazing. France and Italy both have good wines, Italy has better food, but French bread is ... mmm.
 
2020-08-22 8:28:51 PM  
A loaf of semolina from Orlando's bakery in Garfield New Jersey.
 
2020-08-22 8:31:46 PM  
When I was a young child, a good friend of mine was in Cub Scouts.

He said that "Wonder Bread" was the best, because he could squish it down to nothing, yet it magically reinflated to become a loaf of its original sponginess in no time.

Noted.  I guess have different standards about what makes up "good bread".
 
2020-08-22 9:07:40 PM  

whither_apophis: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/N27ROh7X​zm8]


Lembas Bread
Youtube N27ROh7Xzm8
 
2020-08-22 9:19:19 PM  
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It's heavenly
 
2020-08-22 9:23:45 PM  
I was Cicero rye.

But the recipe went to the grave with the former baker, something like 25 years ago.
 
2020-08-22 9:27:16 PM  

billybobtoo: TwowheelinTim: yakmans_dad: billybobtoo: A real French baugette...

That would be for 2nd place behind steamed bao buns. A baguette with lots of butter and cheese is unbelievable. **Early in the 1st season of Twin Peaks, Jerry barges into his brother's office with some baguettes and start eating. For a minute or so all their dialogue is just mumble mumble mumble as they chew bread and talk at the same time.

**for the 3 people on Fark who haven't watched Twin Peaks

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I wonder who the other two are...

I've never had a steamed bao bun despite visiting Bangkok. I know that's not Viet Nam though. Are they gummy consistency? Steamed always make me think of that for some reason.


Not gummy at all, but very soft and sweet. Almost a dessert. Usually served with some kind of meat.
 
2020-08-22 9:39:51 PM  
Sourdough rye.
 
2020-08-22 9:45:39 PM  

zeroflight222: NINEv2: I could use a little help... what is the super moist layered Indian bread? I've only had it at one place.

Assuming it's not naan, maybe kachori, paratha, or tarftan?


It's not dry like a cracker. Its almost like a roll? Crap it's been so long since I've had it I probably wouldn't recognize it. It was at this bomb ass Indian +/- Chinese joint outside Toronto. Chicken 65, black pepper ??? curry, and the best goat vindaloo I've ever had.
 
2020-08-22 9:48:15 PM  

zeroflight222: NINEv2: I could use a little help... what is the super moist layered Indian bread? I've only had it at one place.

Assuming it's not naan, maybe kachori, paratha, or tarftan?


Lachha paratha, that's it! Thanks!
 
2020-08-22 9:49:36 PM  
Freshly baked
 
2020-08-22 10:04:34 PM  
For me, a fresh loaf with rosemary in it.

And for all you bread nuts, I can't recommend Yakitate enough!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakitat​e​!!_Japan

The style is (a lot) campy.  But it's a fun show.
 
2020-08-22 10:19:03 PM  
If I had to pick a place that I like specifically for bread, and for a specific bread, it would be Erick Schat's Bakery in Bishop, CA. I'm not up that way all the time but when I go up there I ALWAYS stop for some Honi Squaw bread. Not only do I eat some up there but I bring some back here to eat later. That's the only bread I like so much I'll drive around with it for hours just to bring some home. They have a website but they aren't taking orders right now, in case you wanted to try it.
 
151 [OhFark]
2020-08-22 10:41:26 PM  
The tomato focaccia at my first restaurant job. It was free and I was 16 and liked free stuff.

But damn it was actually really good.
 
2020-08-22 11:03:43 PM  

sirrerun: Yo, where mah Semites at?
Challah back, y'all.


This.
 
2020-08-22 11:06:02 PM  
Tamales
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2020-08-22 11:11:15 PM  

Hubris Boy: San Francisco sourdough


More specifically, Boudin and their 170 year old starter.
 
2020-08-22 11:42:19 PM  
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San Francisco style sourdough bread
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Rye
 
2020-08-22 11:48:07 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.


That's called yeast and your friend thinks she's eating sourdough.

She's also really stupid. Sorry to bear bad news.

/Ap flour, yeast, garlic, parmesan, Dill, onion, water. Bake. Eat.
 
2020-08-22 11:50:49 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.

That's called yeast and your friend thinks she's eating sourdough.

She's also really stupid. Sorry to bear bad news.

/Ap flour, yeast, garlic, parmesan, Dill, onion, water. Bake. Eat.


Well there are sourdough pizza doughs.

Though you're right in that she probably isn't talking about that.
 
2020-08-23 12:11:29 AM  
Any gluten free bread
 
2020-08-23 12:18:14 AM  
A real baguette in Paris.
 
2020-08-23 12:23:50 AM  

BrerRobot: Tamales
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Serious question - do tamales count as a bread product, or are they technically a pudding?
 
2020-08-23 12:36:16 AM  

rohar: NINEv2: Lefse. The Scandinavian foods I've had have varied from meh to hork to oh-my-god-kill-it but I always loved Christmas at Grandma's, with the 1 foot high pile of lefse.

Why wait until Christmas?  

https://granrudslefse.com/

/I was born just down the road
//their family and my family go back a bit
///$8 per lb, I'll order it before I make it!


$8/lb? Damn that's steep.
 
2020-08-23 12:42:17 AM  

FormlessOne: BrerRobot: Tamales
[thespruceeats.com image 850x478][thespruceeats.com image 850x478]

Serious question - do tamales count as a bread product, or are they technically a pudding?


A quick google suggests it's generally considered a basic cornbread (if not counting the filling).  The Brittanica calls it a cake of corn dough, cake being an adjective in this case.  If counting the filling, I'd think they fall more in the same category as a steamed bun, which is a debate in itself.
 
2020-08-23 1:30:59 AM  

Birnone: If I had to pick a place that I like specifically for bread, and for a specific bread, it would be Erick Schat's Bakery in Bishop, CA. I'm not up that way all the time but when I go up there I ALWAYS stop for some Honi Squaw bread. Not only do I eat some up there but I bring some back here to eat later. That's the only bread I like so much I'll drive around with it for hours just to bring some home. They have a website but they aren't taking orders right now, in case you wanted to try it.


We make the run over to Bishop on 6 and down 395 whenever we travel between the two "Inland Empires".  Erick Schat's Bakery is one of our stops.
 
2020-08-23 1:40:34 AM  
Baguette for long sandwiches.

Brioche for burgers.

Pretzel as a complement for beer.
 
2020-08-23 2:27:37 AM  

Billy Liar: [th.bing.com image 166x180]

It's heavenly


That's not bread you cannibal


Ok maybe it is - the blessing may not be over
 
2020-08-23 2:59:17 AM  

151: The tomato focaccia at my first restaurant job. It was free and I was 16 and liked free stuff.

But damn it was actually really good.


I just got a focaccia dough in the refrigerator. I'll bake it after a ride in the morning.
 
2020-08-23 3:26:44 AM  
Fresh soft pretzels purchased from a cart in downtown Philadelphia, topped with just a ribbon of yellow mustard and eaten while taking a break from seeing the sights along Ben Franklin Parkway.

/no butter or farked up cheese bullshiat on it either
 
2020-08-23 3:31:51 AM  

relaxitsjustme: Fresh soft pretzels purchased from a cart in downtown Philadelphia, topped with just a ribbon of yellow mustard and eaten while taking a break from seeing the sights along Ben Franklin Parkway.

/no butter or farked up cheese bullshiat on it either


How 'bout deep fried? Do they deep fry those things?
 
2020-08-23 4:41:44 AM  
I love my breadmaker, mom gave me hers plus four bread machine cookbooks by donna german. Last one i did was a nice crusty cuban ...
 
2020-08-23 4:56:20 AM  
All I know is my mother won the county fair with her bread a few decades ago. Won a brand new Kitchen Aid mixer.

/it's damn good bread
 
2020-08-23 6:33:15 AM  

markie_farkie: When we lived in Turkey, the canon fired at sunset during Ramadan signaled that it was mad rush time to the local bakery, where we picked up fresh flatbread made in an enormous wood-fired oven.

It was fluffy with a nice crust, and was infused with some small black seeds that to this day I haven't been able to find.  They weren't sesame or poppy seeds, either.

Topped with fresh olive oil and feta, it was delicious.


Could those little black things be nigella seeds?

Turkish bread with creamy marinated feta, olive oil and herbs and spices is amazing. Especially the Turkish flat bread that peels off into strips yet is still somehow fluffy and soft.

I'm currently eating some homemade garlic bread - impossibly crusty on the outside, improbably soft and fluffy on the inside, spread with about 125g of butter and a half a bulb of garlic. Some slices made with added basil paste. Heart attack on a plate, but worth it.

Bread was made to come with a fresh-made pasta: a four cheese lasagna. Made it with my signature Veneto sauce: 1/2 pound of diced veneto salami, 2 pounds pork and veal mince, browned. 1/2 lb button mushroom, mixed herbs, 1/2 bulb garlic, 1 big onion, stick of celery, 1 carrot, sautéed in olive oil. Simmered with 40oz tomato passata and a bottle of white wine (1 glass into the sauce, five into the chef). Topped with the thickest, creamiest half-and-half bechamel with pecorino you have ever seen. The milk-cream mix for the bechamel was boosted with vegetable essence,, a clove studded onion, allspice and cinnamon bark while it simmered.

Amazingly good with the garlic bread.
 
2020-08-23 7:05:33 AM  

dryknife: Builds strong bodies.
Wonder Bread
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Laugh if you want. I was going to post about another variety fresh out of the oven, but this made me think.

For a person of a certain age (old) and background, Wonder Bread was the only bread we knew. I had not had any since the 70's when a few years ago I had access to a loaf. I also had access to Welch's grape jelly. Before I knew it I was 7 years old again. It was such a strong nostalgia moment I was stunned. Back to a time when my parents were alive and I didn't have a care or worry in the world.

And that was the best sandwich I've had in a while.
 
2020-08-23 7:28:47 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: dryknife: Builds strong bodies.
Wonder Bread
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Laugh if you want. I was going to post about another variety fresh out of the oven, but this made me think.

For a person of a certain age (old) and background, Wonder Bread was the only bread we knew. I had not had any since the 70's when a few years ago I had access to a loaf. I also had access to Welch's grape jelly. Before I knew it I was 7 years old again. It was such a strong nostalgia moment I was stunned. Back to a time when my parents were alive and I didn't have a care or worry in the world.

And that was the best sandwich I've had in a while.


CSB

Sad, but cool.
 
2020-08-23 7:37:53 AM  

TwowheelinTim: relaxitsjustme: Fresh soft pretzels purchased from a cart in downtown Philadelphia, topped with just a ribbon of yellow mustard and eaten while taking a break from seeing the sights along Ben Franklin Parkway.

/no butter or farked up cheese bullshiat on it either

How 'bout deep fried? Do they deep fry those things?


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Deep fried?  This look like a doughnut to you?
 
2020-08-23 10:15:37 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: dryknife: Builds strong bodies.
Wonder Bread
[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 850x477]

Laugh if you want. I was going to post about another variety fresh out of the oven, but this made me think.

For a person of a certain age (old) and background, Wonder Bread was the only bread we knew. I had not had any since the 70's when a few years ago I had access to a loaf. I also had access to Welch's grape jelly. Before I knew it I was 7 years old again. It was such a strong nostalgia moment I was stunned. Back to a time when my parents were alive and I didn't have a care or worry in the world.

And that was the best sandwich I've had in a while.


when, where, and why?

i can't imagine it was ever truly cheaper than home baked breads (even during the depression or WW2), and even if there was a time that "city folk" just didn't bake at home didn't they have (relatively cheap) local bakeries?

my paternal grandpa was the son of austrian immigrants, raised in urban chicago, was pretty darn poor (and grew up with 4 siblings who lived till adulthood, raised 6 kids of his own), and would be about 104 if he were still living, but i cannot possibly imagine him going without rye bread or poppy seed cake from a neighborhood european bakery, or his wife's homemade dinner rolls. -other than when he served in the pacific theater of WW2 of course......
 
2020-08-23 11:27:27 AM  

luna1580: The_Philosopher_King: dryknife: Builds strong bodies.
Wonder Bread
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And that was the best sandwich I've had in a while.

when, where, and why?

i can't imagine it was ever truly cheaper than home baked breads (even during the depression or WW2), and even if there was a time that "city folk" just didn't bake at home didn't they have (relatively cheap) local bakeries?

my paternal grandpa was the son of austrian immigrants, raised in urban chicago, was pretty darn poor (and grew up with 4 siblings who lived till adulthood, raised 6 kids of his own), and would be about 104 if he were still living, but i cannot possibly imagine him going without rye bread or poppy seed cake from a neighborhood european bakery, or his wife's homemade dinner rolls. -other than when he served in the pacific theater of WW2 of course......


No not cheaper. Wonder was not considered the cheap bread. This is a middle class bread. A Suburbanite's bread. In the 60's and 70's Wonder ruled the bread aisle.They were early in on sponsoring kids TV shows. Even back to the Howdy Dowdy show. So all the kids begged their parents to buy that bread. Combine that with the "helping build bodies 8 or 12 ways" ad campaign. That came because they added "nutrients" to the bread. So they sold mom too. It wasn't until food science advanced a bit before we realized it wasn't that great for you after all.
 
2020-08-23 11:53:27 AM  
Mine
 
2020-08-23 12:13:30 PM  

The_Philosopher_King: luna1580: The_Philosopher_King: dryknife: Builds strong bodies.
Wonder Bread
[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 850x477]

And that was the best sandwich I've had in a while.

when, where, and why?

i can't imagine it was ever truly cheaper than home baked breads (even during the depression or WW2), and even if there was a time that "city folk" just didn't bake at home didn't they have (relatively cheap) local bakeries?

my paternal grandpa was the son of austrian immigrants, raised in urban chicago, was pretty darn poor (and grew up with 4 siblings who lived till adulthood, raised 6 kids of his own), and would be about 104 if he were still living, but i cannot possibly imagine him going without rye bread or poppy seed cake from a neighborhood european bakery, or his wife's homemade dinner rolls. -other than when he served in the pacific theater of WW2 of course......

No not cheaper. Wonder was not considered the cheap bread. This is a middle class bread. A Suburbanite's bread. In the 60's and 70's Wonder ruled the bread aisle.They were early in on sponsoring kids TV shows. Even back to the Howdy Dowdy show. So all the kids begged their parents to buy that bread. Combine that with the "helping build bodies 8 or 12 ways" ad campaign. That came because they added "nutrients" to the bread. So they sold mom too. It wasn't until food science advanced a bit before we realized it wasn't that great for you after all.


ah. thank you for clearing that up. as an american born in 1980 i certainly ate lots of "white bread" for packed lunch sandwiches all through elementary school, but that's all it was (and it's still my fave for a BLT with real garden tomatoes). but other breads were always around for other purposes.

the "exclusive wonder bread experience" is probably what my mom remembers, even if her dad also bought "his" bakery rye once a week... i remember as a little kid it was a big treat to be offered a slice of it, warm from the toaster and buttered, at my grandparent's house. it was "special" and couldn't just be randomly eaten for snacks, but back at home we knew many breads. (and many mustards. i always thought friends with less than 4 kinds of mustard in the fridge were weird and deprived.)
 
2020-08-23 2:35:27 PM  
Dave's Killer Bread.
 
2020-08-23 3:11:20 PM  
Now that the results are in...

("envelope, please")
opens envelope

"Thoroughbreds."
 
2020-08-23 3:13:56 PM  

zeroflight222: FormlessOne: BrerRobot: Tamales
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Serious question - do tamales count as a bread product, or are they technically a pudding?

A quick google suggests it's generally considered a basic cornbread (if not counting the filling).  The Brittanica calls it a cake of corn dough, cake being an adjective in this case.  If counting the filling, I'd think they fall more in the same category as a steamed bun, which is a debate in itself.


I was curious - I wonder how much overlap they all have, taxonomically speaking? Puddings, hum bow, tamales, mantou, brown breads, etc.
 
2020-08-23 3:16:50 PM  

FormlessOne: zeroflight222: FormlessOne: BrerRobot: Tamales
[thespruceeats.com image 850x478][thespruceeats.com image 850x478]

Serious question - do tamales count as a bread product, or are they technically a pudding?

A quick google suggests it's generally considered a basic cornbread (if not counting the filling).  The Brittanica calls it a cake of corn dough, cake being an adjective in this case.  If counting the filling, I'd think they fall more in the same category as a steamed bun, which is a debate in itself.

I was curious - I wonder how much overlap they all have, taxonomically speaking? Puddings, hum bow, tamales, mantou, brown breads, etc.


So, I went looking, and now I've got a whole raft of steamed foods I have to try out now... I love the web, sometimes.
 
2020-08-23 3:38:00 PM  

Barfmaker: Ace Bakery's Pane Rustico, it's the perfect bread. How much more perfect could it be? None. None more perfect.



Did it just come out of the oven?  Is it warm?  Also, it looks a little thinly sliced.
 
2020-08-23 4:45:28 PM  

Gentlequiet: Nana's anadama.


That sounds filthy.
 
2020-08-23 4:49:54 PM  

Thudfark: [Fark user image image 850x850]


You jerk!

Many happy returns:
"I found her diarrhea underneath a tree..."
 
2020-08-23 7:05:11 PM  
Not focaccia bread .
 
2020-08-23 10:43:23 PM  

AnotherBluesStringer: I'm gonna slightly hijack this thread for a second, I have a friend who swears that pizza dough has scientifically been proven to be better in California because of some bacterium in the air. While this sounds like a full of shiat statement, I'd like to know if anyone else has ever heard of this nonsense.


If I can taste the bacteria in my pizza dough, then my yeast is dead.
 
2020-08-23 10:50:11 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Marcus Aurelius: The loaf of crusty Italian coming out of my oven this afternoon.

Same here. I've gotten really good at bread, and I praise Jebus for the KitchenAid dough hook.

Now I'm doing keto because my bread is TOO good.


We finally upgraded to the stainless steel dough hook (tired of flakes of coating)

Now all the bread is fancier.LOL
 
2020-08-23 10:57:12 PM  
Forgot to answer the OP.

So many choices, but I'll go with a sweet Finnish rye bread.  Can't remember the name, but it probably has at least four 'k's in it.  We have it every Christmas for a treat.  Molasses as the extra sweetness.  Two days to make.

Loaf lasts two days if you're lucky.
 
2020-08-23 11:01:50 PM  

millia: German sour dough rye, without caraway seeds. Foul, evil, caraway seeds.


Yet toss them in some buttery cabbage . . .
 
2020-08-23 11:03:07 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: [Fark user image image 400x300]

/lasts and lasts


This is too much posting on one thread, but . . .

I'm just reading Witches Abroad, so I got a kick out of this reply.
 
2020-08-23 11:05:17 PM  

Shaggy_C: little big man: Best breads I've had were in Germany.  There's a German-style bakery in Hammersmith that is really good for any London-based farkers:  http://www.bakehaus.co.uk/

Ehhh...I went there and couldn't find a single farking pretzel. Was NOT impressed.

I order from https://germandeli.co.uk/ these days.


I don't know what's typically in a German bakery, but isn't the pretzel thing fairly limited to Bavaria?
 
2020-08-23 11:07:22 PM  

NearCanuck: Forgot to answer the OP.

So many choices, but I'll go with a sweet Finnish rye bread.  Can't remember the name, but it probably has at least four 'k's in it.  We have it every Christmas for a treat.  Molasses as the extra sweetness.  Two days to make.

Loaf lasts two days if you're lucky.


Not a single K.

Joululimppu.
 
2020-08-23 11:52:39 PM  
Free bread.
 
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