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Need advice for making plumbers bread

BAZzZMAN | Mar 7, 2011 05:06 AM

Hi everyone,

Im making an old recipe recommended to me by an old couple living here in Yorkshire (UK) who have sadly now passed on. It is called Plumbers bread and was apparently a common favorite amongst plumbers in the last century. I once tasted a finger of plumbers bread and was astonished at the amazing taste, especialy fresh off the pipe. I have made the dough, added the nutmeg and chopped dates and have par cooked the dough into several six inch fingers. The only thing I cannot
remember is how long to place it on the hot pipe before starting to turn it? I think Harry said three hours per quarter turn or one hour. Can anyomne confirm the turn time please? Also the cold pipe is just 2 inches above the hot pipe. (about 10 mil clearance from the dough) Will this effect the turn time?

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