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...from Poland and other slavic countries.  Let me know what you think if any members out there have had any experience with this stuff.  Caked therefore fresh yeast here.


Edited by kokopuffs - 12/10/15 at 11:48am

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I for one need a little more info as more familiar with those culture's pastries more so than bread.
A recipe would be great ( sorry if I am just not seeing one) plus your end game.

mimi
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Originally Posted by flipflopgirl View Post

I for one need a little more info as more familiar with those culture's pastries more so than bread.
A recipe would be great ( sorry if I am just not seeing one) plus your end game.

mimi

Well, I'll get back with you once I've begun using the fresh yeast along with the Polish cake flour.  :chef:


Edited by kokopuffs - 12/10/15 at 2:35pm

Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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Best and I'm a foodie.   I know very little but the little that I know I want to know very well.

 

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Originally Posted by flipflopgirl View Post

I for one need a little more info as more familiar with those culture's pastries more so than bread.
A recipe would be great ( sorry if I am just not seeing one) plus your end game.

mimi

Well, I'll get back with you once I've begun using the fresh yeast along with the Polish cake flour.  :chef:

 

Sounds like a plan.

OBTW.... some of those bakery products on the linked site really got me going.

Making poppy seed something or other this weekend.

It has been way too long.

 

mimi

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Originally Posted by kokopuffs View Post
 

...from Poland and other slavic countries.  Let me know what you think if any members out there have had any experience with this stuff.  Caked therefore fresh yeast here.

I have used fresh yeast all the times I worked in commercial bakeries. It came by the 1 pound brick. I used them every day.

I loved working with the fresh yeast, and now it is almost impossible to find at the stores. 

As for the flour.......my step-mother, who was Polish used to bake with it. Because it has wheat flour in it, I remember the dough being this weird color. Anything she bakds with it was always delicious. I wish I could help you more.

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Originally Posted by Chefross View Post.................As for the flour.......my step-mother, who was Polish used to bake with it. Because it has wheat flour in it, I remember the dough being this weird color. Anything she bakds with it was always delicious. I wish I could help you more.

When you state "...it has wheat flour in it........."  did you imply whole wheat flour or unbleached AP flour?

 

Also never having used caked/fresh yeast, I wonder how is it worked into or mixed with the dry ingredients for bread dough???

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Originally Posted by kokopuffs View Post
 

When you state "...it has wheat flour in it........."  did you imply whole wheat flour or unbleached AP flour?

 

Also never having used caked/fresh yeast, I wonder how is it worked into or mixed with the dry ingredients for bread dough???

Unbleached All purpose.

Using fresh yeast is pretty easy. Dissolve the cake in water, then add the dry ingredients and knead. Personally I really like using fresh instead of granulated, but can't find any here at the stores. No bakeries here either........and the few that are....use granulated.

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