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Focaccia

Main features: thin crust, open crumb Type of dough: medium hydration dough Flours used: white wheat flour, strong bread flour (we also used Infibra and kamut flours for an improved flavor profile, please see details below) Tips for a correct execution: Folding the dough during bulk ferment Long cold retarding the dough for a rich taste profile Short baking time in a properly heated oven Pairing: prosciutto, pancetta, salamis, cheese, hummus, salads, you name it. Focaccia in one of the ancient breads of this world. […]

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Ciabatta

Main features: crunchy crust, very open crumb Type of dough: high hydration, very wet dough Flours: white wheat flour, strong flours (this recipe also uses kamut for extra flavor) Key pointers for a correct execution: Folding the dough during bulk ferment (S&F, lamination, coil folds) Long cold fermentation for deep flavor High temperature baking, powerful steam injection during the first few minutes of baking Pairing: olive oil & balsamic, ideal for sandwiches. Ciabatta is a loaf that originates in sunny Italy and, contrary to popular […]

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Focaccia

Main features: thin crust, open crumb Type of dough: medium hydration dough Flours used: white wheat flour, strong bread flour (we also used Infibra and kamut flours for an improved flavor profile, please see details below) Tips for a correct execution: Folding the dough during bulk ferment Long cold retarding the dough for a rich taste profile Short baking time in a properly heated oven Pairing: prosciutto, pancetta, salamis, cheese, hummus, salads, you name it. Focaccia in one of the ancient breads of this world. […]

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What is a sourdough starter – lots of microbiology and a bit of magic

What is a sourdough starter and how does a simple mix of flour and water get to raise a loaf? Briefly put, there are two types of microogranisms in that jar of starter, both very important Wild yeast – it’s called wild, because, well, they are wild. Wild yeasts live on just about any surface around us, including grains and flour. What you are doing when you are making up a new sourdough starter is basically capturing these wild yeasts inside the jar. Yeast, as […]

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About us

The story behind ‘Homebakers by Grain Trip’ cannot start without first mentioning our “big brother”. With Grain Trip, we dreamed of taking everyone who visited our bakery on an exciting journey around the world, where they could discover the tastes and treats of new destinations on each visit. We were homebakers for a very long time until we could make Grain Trip Bakery a reality. We opened its doors in April 2018, bringing 100% sourdough breads and tasty pastries, filled with love and character, to our hometown of Bucharest in Romania.


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