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inside the jewish bakery questions

MANNA's picture

inside the jewish bakery questions

Just got my copy of ITJB. Went to the website and checked the errata. Mine must be a newer printing since alot of the items had been corrected. There were a few items that I need clarification on though. They are listed below in the form of page/recipe/replace/with/whats in my copy. If Stan or one of the challengers could clarify that would be helpful.

page/recipe/replace/with/whats in my copy

101/ montreal bagel/ 1lg egg/ scant 1/3cup egg/ 3tbsp egg

163/ babka dough/ bread flour, unsifted listed twice/ which is right?

181/ sour cream cake/ b.soda 285g/ 2g/ 3g

259/ cheese filling/ 2lg egg/ 1/2 lg egg/ 2tbsp egg

flournwater's picture

Mine is an early first edition with all errata data filed:

Page 101 (Montreal Bagels) lists only 1 large egg

Page 163 (Babka Dough)I have only these changes:

Replace text:  Bread flour 11.0 oz with Bread flour 12.0 oz (340 grams)

Replace text:  2 large eggs, beaten (0.1 oz/2grams/.04 %) with 1/2 cup eggs, beaten (4.0 oz/115 grams/20.0%)

Replace text:  Ground cardamom 12.0% with Ground cardamom 1.0%

Page 181 (Sour Cream Cake)

Replace text:  Baking soda 10.0oz/285 grams with Baking soda 0.1 oz/2grams

Replace text:  Sour cream 0.1oz/2grams with Sour cream 10.0oz/285grams

Page 259 (Cheese Filling)

Replace text:  2 Large Eggs with 1⁄2 Large Egg


MANNA's picture

what is the correct flour for babka i have it listed twice with different quantities for both?

MANNA's picture

The egg for montreal bagel says 35grams thats about half a large egg. I tpyically use 50grams for a large egg. I just weighed a large egg and it came out to 58 grams. So, im going to leave the 3 tbsp measure alone. It says to replace it with a scqnt third cup but half an egg isnt a third cup. I just need the babka flour mesure now.

MANNA's picture

Was just reading through the babka recipe and there are supposed to be two flour quantities. Sorry, shouldn't have jumped the gun. I cant wait to get in on the baking challenges now.