Monthly Archives: December 2014

Panettone

                    Panettone (pah-ne-toe-nay)

 

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Panettone has joined Stollen for our Holiday bread selection. This Italian bread is traditionally eaten once a year, but can be found year round. It’s easily identifiable in the grocery store in a festive box, with a long list of ingredients, including artificial preservatives to keep it fresh. Our Panettone doesn’t have any artificial preservatives, but due to the complex sourdough fermentation schedule, batter like consistency of the dough and high fat content, it will stay fresh for a month or more! Many refer to it as a cake for this reason.

 

This is a perfect bread to show off how manipulating fermentation times and temperatures, we are able to make a sourdough bread that is light, and devoid of sour flavor! There is a touch of yeast in the dough to give that extra little bit of lift in the oven, but not enough to really matter to tell the truth.

 

Panettone is loaded with candied orange peel, candied lemon peel, raisins and BUTTER! It’s great eaten alone, slathered with more butter or Americanized as french toast. Lynn says it makes the best bread pudding in the world. WOW. You might want to buy two loaves.

 

Available for 3 days only this year-December 22,23 and 24.

Ingredients:

All Purpose Wheat Flour

Maine Grains 75% extraction Wheat Flour

Diastatic dry Malt

Water

Egg Yolks

Sugar

Salt

Yeast

Honey

Vanilla Beans

Orange Zest

Candied Orange Peel

Candied Lemon Peel

Maine Grains Baguettes

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This months bread will be baguettes made with more of the Maine Grains sifted flour.

 

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Our French baguettes are made with white All Purpose flour, with a little bit of yeast in the Pre-Ferment as well as the final dough. Our Sourdough baguettes have a touch of the sifted flour in them, and no commercial yeast. The baguettes this month will be 100% sifted flour, with a little bit of yeast in the pre-ferment, in addition to natural leavening.

 

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Ingredients:

Maine Grains 75% Sifted Wheat Flour

Water

Yeast

Salt