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Carol Field ("The Italian Baker", revised) says that Rapid Rise and instant yeast are not the same. I always thought Rapid Rise was Fleischman's instant yeast as opposed to "active dry yeast".

Whole Wheat Croissant with Sourdough Starter - add savoury fillings in case it's not rich enough | The Fresh Loaf

Whole Wheat Croissant with Sourdough Starter - add savoury fillings in case it's not rich enough

Scoring Bread made with high-hydration dough (great tips for working with high-hydration dough - more than just scoring!)

Scoring Bread made with high-hydration dough (great tips for working with high-hydration dough - more than just scoring!

This yeast gives some of the tangy flavor and chewy texture, without the hassle of a sourdough starter.

The Secret Ingredient That Will Make Your Bread Taste Like Sourdough

This yeast gives some of the tangy flavor and chewy texture, without the hassle of a sourdough starter.

What is commonly known as Italian Bread in the states is something like French Bread but typically softer. The dough typically contains some olive oil and dairy to soften things up, and instead of steaming the oven to maximize crust you brush the crust with water before placing it in the oven which keeps it softer and chewier. It is the perfect spongy bread for mopping up pasta sauces, and quite good on its own.

What is commonly known as Italian Bread in the states is something like French Bread but typically softer. The dough typically contains some olive oil and dairy to soften things up, and instead of steaming the oven to maximize crust you brush the crust with water before placing it in the oven which keeps it softer and chewier. It is the perfect spongy bread for mopping up pasta sauces, and quite good on its own.

Poolish Baguettes | The Fresh Loaf

Poolish Baguettes | The Fresh Loaf

How can you tell if something is done if you can't take a peek inside? When it comes to bread, there are actually a few ways to make sure your lovely loaf is perfectly baked, every time!

3 Ways to Tell When Bread is Done

How can you tell if something is done if you can& take a peek inside? When it comes to bread, there are actually a few ways to make sure your lovely loaf is perfectly baked, every time!

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