December 8, 2013

Best Gifts for Bread Bakers (Renee Pottle, 12/05/13, Mother Earth News)

Rock Maple Rolling Pin from King Arthur Flour, $42.95. As with many things, old-time bakers knew best - maple is the way to go. Forget plastic or silicone rolling pins, nothing works nearly as well as a maple pin. It's heavy enough to roll out even the most developed dough, but light enough that the kids can use it. Plus, maple is nearly indestructible, so those kids may be using this family heirloom while baking with their own kids someday.

Maple Rolling Pin

Brotform from King Arthur Flour, $29.95. You know those beautiful, round, artisan loaves pictured in almost every bakery ad? We home baker want to make those too. This is how, with a brotform. Dough goes into the brotform to rise, and then is gently flipped onto a stone or sheet to bake. Voila! Beautiful, artisan made bread from the home oven. Are you listening Santa? This has been on my list for two years now.

EuroEuropean Style Artisan Bread Flourpean Style Artisan Bread Flour from King Arthur Flour, $7.95. Many people might think a bag of flour is a pretty lame gift, but not the bread bakers on your list. This isn't just any flour, it's the same flour used to make true French baguettes or Italian bread. No, I don't mean the loaves found at the local grocery store for $0.99, I mean true European breads. Unless your bread baker lives in a major city, or [Norwich], Vermont, home of King Arthur Flour, it's nearly impossible to find this flour locally. If you are looking for a truly unique gift, this is it.





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