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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  

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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
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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

[i.pinimg.com image 400x300]

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.
 
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