Baking in Israel? Beware of FAKE condensed milk
If you didn’t know any better – like I didn’t when we first came here – you’d probably assume, with good reason, that both of these tins contained condensed milk: But that’s where you’d be wrong. Sure, at least at first glance, the Hebrew text is exactly the same: חלב מרוכז וממותק / chalav merukaz umemutak / concentrated sweetened milk. But the English is different, and therein lies the key difference between the two – the one on the right is FAKE. Here are the ingredients of the real thing (on the left): Milk (55%), sugar (45%). That’s it. Pure and simple. Now, here are the ingredients
Yum...that bread looks good!ReplyDelete
I think you're right, it's the temperature. Too cold to get the dough going as written in the recipe.ReplyDelete
1. Don't refrigerate this dough at any stage.
2. Make a proofing chamber out of your microwave as I mentioned on the last post, or:
A. Preheat your oven for about 1 minute at 300 degrees, shut it OFF and proof your dough in there.
B. Heat up a cup of water in the microwave. Place it next to the dough and cover them both with either a cheapo styrofoam cooler placed upside down or a big plastic storage box upside down. Or, warm up a beverage cooler you use in the summer with the cup of water or a heating pad and put your dough in there.
C. Or, put some warm water in the bottom of a deep bowl, place the sheet pan with the braids on top of the bowl and cover the braids with a piece of oiled plastic wrap and a towel to hold in the heat.
In the "old days" nobody bought packets of yeast--almost everything was leavened with starter or old dough, and nobody had central heating, either. But they still had bread. So try again but keep it warm.
I use my microwave as a proofing chamber all the time. As long as it has been in there for a decent portion of the proofing time (at least 1/2 an hour), it's OK if a family member has to take it out to use the microwave. I just warm up the microwave again (with a cup of hot water) for the next stage.
I'll still eat it!!! Thanks for playing 6WS.ReplyDelete