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|Richard in Cincy||
I adore salt-rising bread!
Joined: Dec 12, 2005
Posted to Thread #30295 at 3:28 pm on May 21, 2018
I grew up eating it. The taste is amazing. We could buy it commercially in the grocery stores from the local Cincinnati Bakeries up into the 80's and then it started disappearing. No idea why because it was so unbelievably good compared to the white cotton candy bread they sell now.
I've made it a couple times and it is definitely a labor of love. The starter is very tricky and if you don't maintain the right temperature it just turns into rotting slop.
When I've gotten it to work I use a crockpot on low filled with water, a ceramic bowl sitting on top, and then wrapped in layers of towels for insulation with a thermometer sticking out. By turning the crockpot off and on I could keep the temperature at the right place for the fermentation. But for every time I attempt it, I've had dismal failures as well.
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- 30295. A Vanishing Appalachian Bread Tradition (Salt Rising Bread) [NT] [LINK] - Melissa Dallas - 3:02pm on 05/21/18 (12)
- I adore salt-rising bread! - Richard in Cincy - 3:28pm on 05/21/18
- Could a sous vide cooker be set to maintain the right temperature? [NT] - Melissa Dallas - 6:11pm on 05/21/18
- I don't know... [LINK] - Richard in Cincy - 6:44pm on 05/21/18
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- I did, the temp is too high. It's around 115F. [NT] - Richard in Cincy - 5:25pm on 05/22/18
- Really? That seems way high for yogurt to me! Maybe that is why store yogurt is so dang sour. (nt) [NT] - mistral - 6:08pm on 05/22/18
- I'm leaning toward getting one now for research since you don't HAVE to have a vacuum sealer as - MarilynFL - 12:59pm on 05/22/18
- Yes, the clip on is how our chefs have done ours here (but now have a real - Charley - 1:50pm on 05/22/18
- Can I use my Food Saver bags to seal food and then sous vide? Are there instructions out there? [NT] - KarenNoCA - 6:29pm on 05/26/18
- Yes, that is perfect to use. [NT] - Charley - 12:53am on 05/27/18
- My amazing breakthrough was the temps were too high. - Richard in Cincy - 2:26am on 06/09/18