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Old Family Recipe
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Challenge: Recipe (Food) (Classic Editing)
Collection: Miscellaneous
Camera: Sony DSC-F707
Location: River Heights, UT USA
Date: Oct 15, 2003
Aperture: f 2.2
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Macro, Studio
Date Uploaded: Oct 15, 2003

French Bread

2 Tbls. Yeast
1 C. warm water
1/2 tsp. sugar

Mix the above three ingredients very well until yeast and sugar are dissolved.

5 C. flour
3 tsp. salt

Mix together, then add

1 C. very hot water

Mix together, then add yeast mixture and knead for at least 15 minutes.

Let rise 1 hour. Knead again for 10 minutes and form loaves by dividing the dough into half and rolling each half into an 8 x 12 rectangle. Roll up the rectangle, seal the edges, and place on a cookie sheet to rise. Slash the top slightly, but no more than 1/4 inch. Let rise 30 - 45 minutes, or until bread is twice the size from when you rolled it. While you're waiting for the bread to rise, put a shallow 10 x 20 inch pan on the bottom shelf of the oven with 1 inch of hot water and turn the oven on. Set it at 350 degrees. Once the bread has risen, you may beat 1 egg and brush it on, for a shiny, brown surface when done baking.

When bread has risen, bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, or until nice and brown. Then eat it quick before guests come!

Statistics
Place: 13 out of 58
Avg (all users): 6.2564
Avg (commenters): 7.9524
Avg (participants): 5.8478
Avg (non-participants): 6.4273
Views since voting: 1432
Votes: 156
Comments: 26
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10/30/2003 10:21:32 AM
We made your bread recipe this past weekend. It was lots of fun and enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. Your photo really enticed us to do it!
10/23/2003 10:34:45 AM
I've gotta try this recipe. It looks delicious. You've sold me! Thanks...great shot!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/22/2003 11:12:43 PM
The background elements were carefully chosen to add interest and contrast, and carefully kept blurred to make the bread the star of this photo. The lighting brings out its textures, both the crust and the inside. Great photo!
10/22/2003 03:54:52 PM
good composition and DOF...the old family photo really makes this shot....it tells the story of generations and really draws the viewer in. good work!
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10/20/2003 07:11:12 PM
Oooh I'll be making this.
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10/19/2003 08:16:41 PM
Great shot. I like the background. Good focus and DOF. Nice composition. Bread look delicious. 8.
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10/19/2003 03:01:37 PM
Lovely composition. The photo and the lavender really gives a nice traditional feeling. I sense much creativeness in this photot. Shame I cannot vote. I would give 10!
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10/19/2003 01:20:14 PM
Very good pic! Crisp forefront, excellent background to set it off! Good job!
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10/19/2003 10:50:44 AM
The back of the scene is a bit too blurry for me...
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10/18/2003 11:35:31 PM
The bread itself is amazing sharp and clear. Did you mean the background to be blurred? This looks good enough to eat!
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10/18/2003 09:03:05 PM
I love homemade bread. I used to make it with my grandmother all the time. I like this shot, the bread, the rolling pin the picture in the back, the vase and flowers all add to the shot. What hurts it to me is the brown thing in the background, can't really tell what it is and it fights the bread for attention. Maybe if you had put a flour cannister or a recipe box? An 8 from me.
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10/18/2003 09:53:17 AM
nice touch adding the choice of background...made this a more interesting shot....nice closeup on the bread, definitely shows the texture of it well....
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10/17/2003 09:03:42 PM
Composition is good.....I hope the bread is warm....lol.... butter ? where are the ribs ?....lol....DOF is very well set up...
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10/17/2003 12:05:40 PM
I like this setup. Adding the family component is a nice touch. Nice DoF. Bread looks wonderful :)
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10/17/2003 10:35:50 AM
Very nice - A lot of "stuff" is included in the image wothout maiking ot look cluttered. I think keeping the colors either bread colored or blue helped. The blue in the napkin us picked up by the blue in the flowers. I question the rolling pin - you don't need one to make french bread. Focus and DOF work to bring the attention right into the fresh bread flesh. 9
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10/17/2003 08:37:07 AM
Very nice. With your choice of background items, this screams "home made bread". DOF is perfect. Nice work!
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10/17/2003 04:30:09 AM
I love bread and this looks delicious Id love a bite Yummy/ Good focus and set up
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10/16/2003 09:22:22 PM
This one is my favorite in this challenge. I love the blurred objects in the background which give this photo a sense of homecooking and nostalgia. The texture that was captured within the bread is terrific. Wonderful colors, focus, and composition. 10
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10/16/2003 07:09:28 PM
Excellent. I like how you left the baking stoneware, picture and other stuff in the background. Gives it an old Italian feel. Bread broken following the Rule. Nice job!
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10/16/2003 06:48:14 PM
I especially like the wooden rolling pin and the old family picture. They really make the photo for me. The bread looks awesome, too! Well done.
JD Anderson
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10/16/2003 12:07:44 PM
The sense of tradition, old memories, lavander scent and fragrance of the fresh bread are all well rendered in the picture. I like the focus.
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10/16/2003 10:34:54 AM
nice. I would have liked to seen it from a higher angle, perhaps, maybe 30-45 degrees. Gets a 9.
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10/16/2003 08:51:22 AM
Good lighting - I'm not sure, but I think this would look with a deeper DOF, maybe. 8 from me.
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10/16/2003 03:05:44 AM
Wonderful presentation! I really like the added touch of the oldtime photo in the background. The bread looks fantastic - fresh and ready to eat. The focus is great, lighting is clear and perfect in my opinion. I even like the border for this shot. 10
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10/16/2003 02:25:54 AM
I would like a bite of this bread right now!! It is perfect color, compostion, lighting.
Please , how about the recipe? The blurred family picture is a nice touch. I might have eliminated the flowers. Excellent photo, tho.
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10/16/2003 02:07:56 AM
The way you have the composition arranged gives it a feeling of a family recipe for the bread. Gives a feeling of home cooking. The bread looks very soft, fluffy and tasty. I could almost smell it.The touches of color in the background helps gives it some interest.
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