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Ralph Onesti


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Anything to do with yeasted doughs: First off...Please do not include sensitive material and please do not set your question to "private". answers may benefit someone else with the same problem. Breads: sourdough, levain, rye, brioche, laminated doughs, French doughs, straight dough, enriched doughs, danish, etc.

Experience in the area

I grew up in the pastry business in South Philadelphia many years ago. I trained with the best in bread baking artisan style loaves.


Bread Baker's Guild of America


Trained with the family in the family business, and award winning bread artisans

What do you like about this subject?

Bread Baking is a passion and and art. I love and possess both.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

Bread lives...and it teaches as it lives.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

You can make high quality artisan bread at home with knowning but a few tricks...and I have them all.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

There are lots of "bread companies" out can beat them all.

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Recent Answers from Ralph Onesti

2016-09-21 Breading:

Hi James:    gluten free is not my area...but I did find these for you:    The best book on Gluten Free cooking is the following:

2016-09-01 Glutton:

Hi James:    Gluten is form as soon as moisture hits the flour.    It adds expandability and elasticity.    With no gluten, it is difficult to hold the product together.    Gluten free formulas are carefully

2016-07-09 Flatbread:

James:    Animal by product proteins is certainly not my area of expertise as a baker.    But I don't think you can re-unite separated proteins that evolve in separate areas.    The proteins will win over

2016-07-08 Flatbread:

James:    Whey was considered "waste" at one time.    In today's world, when the two milk proteins separate, the whey protein is poured off and sold to the Protein industry for protein bars and enrichment

2016-07-06 Flatbread:

James:    I have never been in a Taco Bell.    But I will tell you this, most of those fast food companies get in all of their products frozen.    And...they will be full of preservatives.


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