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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2012, 09:57:16 pm »
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2012, 10:07:22 pm »
i get confused with only 2 chookies  DG. i will be calling  cookie-la-la,  la la


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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2012, 08:58:33 am »
Who cares?  Chookie, Cookie1 and Cookie la-la. Chookie and Cookie are often confused.  The names that is, not Chookie and I being conudesusu..................er is that confoosed.................or confused?
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #33 on: April 24, 2012, 10:33:10 am »
I don't mind being called Cookie,  could even add on a La La or two.  Just don't expect me to fix any Forum Computer problems ;D

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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2012, 06:23:15 am »
I love being called Chookie cos then I am the bread queen and feel very honoured.  :-* :-*
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2012, 08:11:39 am »
Chookie and cookie your both stars anyway ;D ;D
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2012, 11:17:06 am »
Dede, you are very kind. ;D

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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #37 on: April 26, 2012, 10:22:51 pm »
I dont get on here as much as i would like but everytime i do i feel like i have just caught up with old friends. This is such a good idea having a chookie help with bread making topic. Jd and cookie have got this forum so well organised. Love it
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #38 on: April 27, 2012, 06:45:18 am »
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #39 on: April 27, 2012, 01:33:36 pm »
I dont get on here as much as i would like but everytime i do i feel like i have just caught up with old friends. This is such a good idea having a chookie help with bread making topic. Jd and cookie have got this forum so well organised. Love it

Ditto, Bedlam, and great to 'hear' from you here..
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2012, 01:35:00 pm »
Nice to see you pop in Denise, life must be so busy for you.
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2012, 12:18:17 am »
Hi Chookie,

I bought some mixed grains yesterday to make multi grain bread.

The lady in the shop told me to soak the grains the night before as the grains suck the moisture out of the bread.

I have not read any or eard of anyone doing this.

What do you do? How many tbs of grains do I add.

Thank you

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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2012, 12:28:50 am »
I'm interested in the answer to this as well, I brought some mixed grain bread flour and wondering how much extra water to add?
Or do I just go by texture of the dough?
Will it suck in more water as it rises?
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2012, 02:21:34 am »
i have used up to 40 grams of mixed grain without extra water with no problem.
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Re: Comment thread for Hints for Making Bread by Chookie
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2012, 01:21:06 pm »
If the grain is whole I cover it with water and bring it to the boil and let it soak until it is cold. And then drain.  I add up to 100grams of this to 400grams of flour.  You need to add less water and this has to be adjusted according to how wet the grain is.   I just put in what I think is required and mix on knead for 1 min.  I then add a little more flour or water.  It is a bit tricky but does produce a very healthy loaf.

If the grain is crushed,  I just pour boiling water over this ,  let it soak for about 1 hour and then drain.  Same process as above. 

With both whole grain and crushed grain,  once it has been soaked,  I freeze it in 100gram lots and jou st remove it when I need it.

Whole grain or multi grain bread FLOUR can be used as is and  just add a little more warm water.

Hally and Dede,  you are both experienced enough now to experiment a bit.  Start by adding say 50g and see if the family like it.  Have. Fun.