OK, most people don’t bother, but go on, blaze a trail! Any suggestions or thoughts about what I might have done wrong? This Tea Loaf Pan is supposed to cut baking time by 25%, so I will test that theory out. The only ‘white’ bread I ever liked was Grama’s homemade with eggs and butter (which I still usually turn into honey wheat when I make it), but I have this one little problem…plain grilled cheese only tastes right to me on white bread (I blame my mother). I know these recipes and comments were posted a long time ago, but I’m wondering if all those who got an acidic tasting chocolate bread were using natural cocoa, and maybe the original recipe should specify dutch processed (which I believe is acid-neutralized)? (I’m on a tender bread thing at the moment) I am struck by how salt and sugar amounts are all over the board in batter breads. From Techniques of Bread Baking 1 at the ICE. Unmold the loaf to a rack to cool. I ended up freezing that loaf for bread pudding and bread crumbs and other uses where size doesn’t matter. 2 tablespoons (25 grams) raw or turbinado sugar. And since I’ve had great success with the recipes from this site that I’ve made, I had to try this one. Roll out the first portion of dough on a well-floured surface to about a 10-inch width (the side closest to you) and as long in length (away from you) as you can when rolling it thin, likely 10 to 12 inches. Repeat the steps with second portion of dough and filling. The most I’ve noticed in the several dozen similar recipes I’ve read is 2 teaspoons and even that made me raise a brow. Meredith – I bet the first thing you make when you get home, even if it’s just grilled cheese, will be the best thing you’ve ever made. Will report back once risen and baked but just wanted to ask whether anyone has any idea on why the texture is so different from what it should be…. good. Just follow the instructions, I swear, it works. He was a big man in many ways, but gentle….one of my most enduring memories is the bread he baked, paired with fresh made butter, and it was that same bread. You are safest in most recipes with Method 1, but if you know, as we did, that the person who wrote the recipe you are using prefers another (2, in this case) use that. Glad to hear I’m not the only one. Off to Google Sally Lunn bread! Hilary – If that makes you hungry, let’s all be glad I lack the language to describe its smell. So I thought I’d try the white bread since I don’t have the time to do the Sally Lunn bread (which is how I found this post), and I think I might have a problem. 1/8 ounce or 3 1/2 grams) active dry yeast Maybe next time, eh? It seems a whole lot for the amount of flour, and it rose like crazy. Giving it ten minutes to get itself moving again helps you when you need to create its final shape – be it in a pan or flattened. Thanks for all the tips! You should check it out. What an awesome birthday present! just made the white batter bread. You can add a pinch of sugar to the yeast-water mixture while it proofs, as yeast loves sugar. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter It’s even better for toast or just plain snacking. To mix dough by hand, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, orange zest and cinnamon in a mixing bowl … Somewhere cool, apparently. As you can see in the last two pictures, it doesn’t rise as much as, say, the light wheat bread, and the crumb almost looks like cake (but tastes chewier, and also like bread). Mar 17, 2014 - I have a theory that Mondays are for repentance, for undoing whatever damages to your liver, psyche or saddlebags you’ve done over the weekend. It was, I think, 3 Saturdays or Sundays, for a few hours each day. I actually prefered this one from the sally lunn, even though it is even less work ( in 1.5 hour we were eating homemade bread yay!). I will enjoy yours vicariously. Excellent post. Neil – Good question, Neilotchka! Next time will wrap a foil after 30 minutes. 1 teaspoon salt I know that was asking a lot considering the age of this post, but I hoped that maybe (just maybe!) 1/2 cup warm water, about 110 degrees Beat in flour (with a wooden spoon or paddle of an electric mixer) half at a time to make a smooth batter — beat for 3 to 4 minutes with a machine or 5 minutes by hand. :). No, not so sticky that you are smearing instead of kneading it across the bench, but stickier than say the type of person (cough) who over-flours things to keep her hands from getting too messy would be comfortable with. I couldn’t find any size listed. It is also insanely delicious. Im guessing you dont have CB in NYC?? My mixture was batter-y and not very thick. First, I used Instant Yeast (2 1/4 tsp.) Also I would like to say that I adore your blog and all your recipes so much so that I have now read every single page. Maybe I’ll have time this weekend! Subscribe for more! And it’s divine…except I wish I’d thought to toast some herbs and sprinkle them on top. have you been to one? It’s also a very simple recipe. Um, not so much. I don’t know what I was thinking… cuz now the smell of bread baking gets me super excited. All around win. Half dark chocolate banana bread, half classic and gently spiced, marbled in distinct swirls, I know for a fact that all of our Monday evenings will be better with this in it. Let the babkas cool about halfway in pan, then turn out to finish cooling on a wire rack. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Like this post? I’ll omit an integral step, like “add the Oreos” or something. Also, are you familar with King Arthur flour? Add the eggs and 1/2 cup warm water, mixing with the dough hook until it comes together; this may take a couple minutes. Her writing voice speaks to me in soothing tones – reminding me that it’s just cooking – no lives hang in the balance. Thanks for sharing! 1. I used AP flour with a Tablespoon of vital wheat gluten added for good measure, and beat the dough with the KA mixer paddle attachment for three minutes. Another overflow! The dough will fill in any gaps by the time it’s done rising and baking, so don’t worry if there is extra room in the pan. So going to try the batter bread. 614K likes. Use a fork to mix until combined. Nov 2, 2015 - Explore Michelle Rosenthal's board "Smitten Kitchen " on Pinterest. 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, about 1 ounce Abby – You should try it! thank you! I followed the instructions, only I used bread flour instead of AP. That’s the only way I learned until now, and you’ll be surprised how easy it is. Recipe adapted from class materials at the ICE. We ate white batter bread for breakfast slathered in butter (and strawberry preserves.) See how easy riffing bread becomes once you get into it? It needs more sugar or something it had a very strong acidic taste. What it does not love is salt, so wait on adding salt to your mixture until the proofing liquid is nice and bubbly and you’ve added the flour too. My question. ferment! White Batter Bread I can’t believe that comment made you doubt yourself. Pour batter into pan and cover with a piece of buttered plastic wrap and let rise for one hour. 1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest double chocolate banana bread. The teacher showed us three cups of flour measured three different ways. Except, I have a secret weapon: Deb and her coterie of dedicate commenters to see me through. I could just leave it at that, but for the sake of posterity I’ll continue. We had it with jam, so the saltiness and sweetness balanced out, but it was a little salty on its own. I’m dedicated enough to do all the conversions to the best of my limited ability, but why not post your recipes in both? Stir in powdered sugar and cocoa; mixture should form a spreadable paste. Be sure to butter the loaf pan as directed, though, because I skimped on this step and struggled to get the bread out of the pan. So jealous! i say they are much better. Bravo! (Many say that it causes slightly lower protein contents.) Though I’ve baked a lot of bread, several of those pointers were nevertheless new to me. There’s something so elemental, primitive about setting bacteria loose in milled grains to feast! My kids love it as sandwich bread (or just slathered with nutella). Is the amount right? Check it out!] I translated the recipe to weight for most of the ingredients for more consistent results, lessened the vanilla so that it wouldn’t overpower, and added a mix of regular and mini-sized chocolate chips for various chocolate intensities. Your site is a delightful form of torture. Thanks for sharing the recipe. To form loaf, stretch dough into a rough rectangle, then fold in short ends until dough is approximately the length of the pan. =). kids and i only disagree with you on one step. As soon as the babkas leave the oven, brush the syrup all over each. 3. Eventually, perhaps once I’m done working on this blasted (ha) book all of the time, I’ll make my way to the older recipes. Before removing the dough, check the gluten development by taking a small piece of the mixed dough and spreading it apart gently with your fingertips. Bacteria will do lactic acid fermentation (great for yogurt, bad for bread), and no CO2 is produced, hence no bubbles in the yogurt! It’s tough to mix by hand but it should not be impossible. How long was the course at the ICE. Just curious…. 1/4 cup milk With the mixer on lowest speed, add the salt, then the butter, a spoonful at a time, mixing until it’s incorporated into the dough. This could not be easier!! Can’t wait to hear more stories. Made another loaf at 1.5 times the original recipe and that was a perfect size for sandwiches. I think I will use less salt and more sugar next time (maybe 2 teaspoons salt and 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar) but I’ll certainly be making it often! It was so great having homemade bread around the house. This bread was delicious and I’ll be adding it to my regular rotation. I’m sorry! Old post, but just a small correction. The word “dough” is worrisome because this is indeed a batter bread. I will be next month. My grandfather was taught to be a baker at CCC camps during the depression. 4. Re-attempted this recipe and conquered it at last- my first ever bread. my first loaf, following the recipe, still rose to almost 3 inches. Rub in butter until no piece of butter remain visible. Doubled in size pretty happily …. The baked dough is lovely and soft, rich with butter and just a hint of orange zest. Thank you for yet another winner! It is a bit on the tender side, but could be used for sandwiches. Do you remember? I always dither over the “cooked? Lucky u! Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Of course a different flavor profile, but I do like it with chocolate. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow dough to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour. Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies Butter Tarts Chocolate Banana Bread Cooking Chocolate Chocolate Pudding Bean Burger Smitten Kitchen New Cookbooks White Beans carrot and white bean burgers An unfussy veggie burger recipe from simple pantry ingredients from a new cookbook that feels, however accidentally, perfect for right now. About 20 minutes before it is done rising, preheat your oven to 400°F and remove the plastic from your loaf. Dough Ingredients:4 1/4 cups (530 grams) all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar2 teaspoons instant yeast*Grated zest of half an orange3 large eggs1/2 cup warm water, plus 1 to 2 tablespoons extra, if needed3/4 teaspoon fine sea or table salt2/3 cup unsalted butter (150 grams or 5.3 ounces) at room temperatureSunflower or other neutral oil, for greasing, Filling Ingredients:4 1/2 ounces (130 grams) dark chocolate, recommend semi or bittersweet1/2 cup (120 grams) unsalted butter1/2 cup (50 grams) powdered sugar1/3 cup (30 grams) cocoa powder1/4 teaspoon cinnamon [optional], Syrup Ingredients:1/3 cup water6 tablespoons (75 grams) granulated sugar. I’m thinking I might have heated the milk too hot and it killed the yeast, is that possible? I’ve presented Deb’s recipe faithfully with just a few of my own observations and recommendations. Up to a day, they are good at room temperature, but beyond that, the freezer is ideal. I probably could have done just fine with a teaspoon. Definitely use an instant-read thermometer to check the internal temperature of the loaf like the recipe says, because after 30 min. (Personally, I think wrapping them twice – first in foil, plastic, or parchment paper and then slipping them into a freezer bag keeps them fresh tasting for a while. Soon, I am going to be making gourmet chocolates and fine Tuscan dining. And welcome to your new digs. You absolutely deserve an award for something. Oh the pics brought back the memories..BTW the last pic was just mouth watering. She would carefully examine each loaf until she found the perfect one. Keep it up! Love the blog, check out mine if you like, i’m new to blogging :) http://ifoundafish.wordpress.com, I made this white bread the other day – I was hesitant about the amount of salt, but I went ahead with it anyway, and next time I will definitely reduce it. Hi Deb, Method 1 was the classic scoop and level — this makes an approximately 5 oz. Christine – I so remember the fresh baked French bread at the store when I was a kid too. Luisa – See, he told us something about the sugar and I forgot now… Nothing bad, just another little trick. When I have my cooking show (evil cackle) I will make sure it is available everywhere. casey- I’ve made this bread twice in a 9×5 pan and it overflowed both times. It’s okay if it’s on the dry side, but if it doesn’t come together at all, add the extra water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the dough forms a mass. Bawdy Penguin – I second what Luisa said. Jenifer – Aw, thank you! Rewritten from Smitten Kitchen’s Better Chocolate Babka, which is adapted from the Chocolate Krantz Cakes in Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. Check their website, if they’re still running it, it’s on there. bad day chocolate banana bread, ingredients: Just a few tweaks here and there, but the recipe is basically the same as Smitten Kitchen’s recipe. I let it rise in a really warm place so it more than doubled in volume, but it didn’t rise much more in the oven. I will make it again, often. Was it made with cocoa powder or melted chocolate? Well, ix-nay the warm. that last photo….I lost my dad when I was 5. See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Food, Recipes. Hi, I tried to make this bread today but it didn’t rise at all! I will inquire of Chef Loren next Sunday, if I am not to slow-moving after Rosh Hashanah dinner with the Russians. Place bread in oven and reduce temperature to 375°F. Jul 30, 2019 - [Note: There’s a newer, ultimate zucchini bread on the site now, published in 2019. It would have been a total disaster if I had taken it out based on looks alone. Chocolate Orange Bread Take more notes next week, Deb! I have no idea what went wrong, but I’ll probably try this recipe again in the future, hopefully paying more attention to it next time! Thanks to you and Cream Puffs in Venice, I’m enjoying living vicariously through other people who are taking classes. New here? Leave in fridge for at least half a day, preferably overnight. She would time it so we were there when they took out the fresh baked french bread. If cavemen ate banana bread, they would have wanted it to have as much chocolate as this double-chocolate banana bread, which is Paleo-friendly, gluten-free, and so dense and rich it’s almost like eating a brownie. it’s a delicious thing to know how to whip up if only so you can eat it warm from the oven, slathered with salted butter. See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Food, Cooking recipes. 2 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (remember to reserve some, adding it only if you need) This stuff is the perfect solution for me! Thanks Deb. Second, I ended up beating the batter in my KA Mixer (with the paddle attachment) at a speed of 8 for five minutes and a speed of 6 for an additional two minutes. If you babka needs more time, put it back and re-test at 5 minute intervals. Loving the sound of that white batter bread btw -the tips are a godsend too, especially the temperature. My mother taught me how and “bread machine” is a dirty word around her. As if. It will not kill the yeast. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted plus additional for greasing pan as that is all that I have, and I used my scale to weigh out all of the ingredients – after converting the amounts to weight, of course. First published September 18, 2006 on smittenkitchen.com |. Thought you might be interested. I love to bake bread, but I am not. cup. I just made the chocolate orange bread, and it came out beautiful… but it has this strange acidic taste (that apparently only I can feel, otherwise it’s good). Hey, I said primitive, right? Did you see the bread recipe in the September issue of Martha Stewart Living? She was so gentle in the way she placed it in the basket and I would see her smile at her choice. Last night I made the white batter bread. He was also famous for his homeade bread and butter pickle slices, the likes of which I never tasted in any jar! Smitten Kitchen is my favorite tenured professor, the Department Chair of Food Blogging. The revised recipe works like the dream this bread was originally meant to be. See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Passover recipes, Dessert recipes. If it stretches without tearing and forms a thin, translucent membrane (think bubblegum) it’s ready. should come out of the oven in a few minutes. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 6-cup (9×5-inch) loaf pan (see note up top if yours is smaller) or coat it with a nonstick cooking spray and set aside. It will seem like too much, but will taste just right — glossy and moist. 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