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Perforated Bread

The best thing since sliced Bread?
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Heres the idea

If a system was developed that allowed produced bread that was perforated you could do away with the system of thin/thinck sliced bread. But not only that you could tear away long crusty bits for the perfect soup dunking slice.

The only problem i forsee is baked beans falling through the holes.


Ok so the system i imagine would involve an injection moulding of the dough into a special tin, the tin would be laticed horizontally and vertically with hollow tubing through the tin. The dough would need to be injected to ensure it filled the tin completely, although the correct pressure of injection would need to be found to ensure it wasnt to high and thus forced the air from the dough. Obviousely in this event the bread would not rise properly during baking.

The rising of the bread throws up the one stumbling block in the system, correctly filling the tin and ensuring the dough encompasses the latice system, but then allowing the bread to rise during baking. Unless i thinking to complecated, maybe a simple spearing system once the dough was in the tin, like the old magician swords through the barrel, but with hollow section tubing.


Truely the best thing since sliced bread

Buxton, Sep 13 2002

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Flat bread with hole in the middle traditionally baked in Finland for centuries [Pellepeloton, Oct 06 2006]


       [Buxton] Welcome to the Bakery! I kind of like the principle of your idea, but could you elaborate more on how this mechanism might work?. The idea here is to try and suggest at least partial solutions to ideas other wise people tend to lable things 'WIBNI' i.e. 'Wouldn't it be nice if..'
I'll give you a perforated croissant you if can think of a mechanism cos' I love bakery ideas that are actually about bread related products. In the mean-time have a read of the help file over to your left.
Zircon, Sep 13 2002

       I don't think it's quite a WIBNI. The perforation mechanism isn't that difficult to imagine as something that could be developed as a machine. WIBNI's are more for ideas that tend to violate common sense, physics, or require a huge leap of logic.   

       Baked beans on bread? Do people do that? Doesn't sound at all tasty... Pretty darn good for a first post, I'd say.
RayfordSteele, Sep 13 2002

       I think he's getting more drunk as he's typing. (Fan of Hemingway, are you?) Good idea, though.
General Washington, Sep 13 2002

       That's more like it, good work [Buxton]. I guess even if the dough is injected around them, the tubes will have to be retractable to allow bready egress. Maybe another set of tubes in the long axis of the bread could be added. Not sure what this would do for bread cohesivity, but would allow the making of long bacon sarnies
Zircon, Sep 16 2002

       Cake-cutter instead of blade.
thumbwax, Sep 16 2002

       Crackers are "perforated", how do they do that? I'd imagine it wouldn't be much more difficult to do the same for bread.
cswiii, Sep 16 2002

       I like this idea, but the baked bean comment does leave me somewhat mystified. Even if you did put beans on bread, the perforations would be at the edges, and would be too small to pass a bean anyway. I've come to the conclusion that perhaps your comment is not related specifically to this idea, but rather reflects that your life, due to your particular circumstances, would be rather ideal if not for the beans that keep coming through some unspecified holes. Do you perhaps live in the basement under the B&M Company?
spartanica, Sep 16 2002

       When I read the title, somehow I had envisioned this as being bread on a big roll where you can tear off sections the same way you would with a roll of paper towels.   

       Anyhow after the loaf of bread is already baked, some sort of "fork-split" mechanism could be used to pre-slice the bread the same way that a Thomas' english muffin is pre-split making it easy to tear apart.
Jscotty, Oct 07 2006


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