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Italian sourdough bread adventures

Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
edited 5:22AM in EggHead Forum
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<p />Some days I wish I had an Xtra Large. I cut down the bread pan to fit, just scrapes the sides a bit when I close the dome and I went ahead and baked 5 of these Italian torpedo's.


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The runt of the bunch got eaten up by me, ate the whole thing while it was still warm, so what you see is 4 Italian sourdoughs. Flavor was really super, great with butter. Then it hit me, why not make TOASTED GARLIC BREAD! Ok, now I'm on a mission. Here are a few pic's.


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Newman's Own Marinara sauce was gently simmered 3 hours to deepen flavor and make it thicker. Tip; add a touch of sugar to balance the concentrated acid. I removed from the casings two Italian sausages and pre-browned the meat before adding to the sauce, yes sir-reee. The bread was fantasic, crunchy outside, moist inside, wonderfully garlicy with a little asiago cheese to round out the flavor.
Clay

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Comments

  • DobieDadDobieDad Posts: 502
    ClayQ,[p]Well done![p]I just finished breakfast and I'm salivating....[p]DD
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  • ClayQ, [p]Your breads just keep looking better and better.[p]Can you overnight me one of those loaves? Well if not here is what I would do to one:[p]Once sliced on half lengthwise, drizzle it with some good olive oil, add some salt and fresh groung black pepper.[p]Grill sliced side down until it's just crispy, pull it off the grate and rub with a garlic clove to get the garlic INTO the pores. Top with your favorite cheese and put back into the egg until the cheese is melted.[p]Thats what I would recommend. :o) I guess I'm hungry this morning.[p]E

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  • ClayQ,
    exquisite!

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  • citychickencitychicken Posts: 484
    ClayQ,
    can you make those into a centerfold? would like to pin the pics up in my garage. it all looks sooooooooo good!

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  • guava gregguava greg Posts: 139
    ClayQ, I love garlic bread toasted like that. So when are you coming out to Hawaii? I'll cook you a dinner and you can make the bread.[p]Looks yummy!
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  • guava gregguava greg Posts: 139

    one more thing. Would you share your bread recipe? My italian brother in law originally from Philly, lives accross the street from me, makes hand thrown par baked pizza dough and biscotti for restaraunts here. He might like to try that with me cooking it.[p]Aloha,[p]Greg

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  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    guava greg,
    That would be a treat for him. You got mail.

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  • ClayQ,
    Looks great and bet it taste even better. Are you going to post the recipe?
    Bobby-FTW,Tx

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  • ClayQ,
    Wow that sounds great to make! My wife does Italian spaghetti cooking and that bread sound great to go with, can I ask for the recipe? I do collect any sourdough bread baking.

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