Category Archives: Rye

Mellow Bakers – June – Raisin and Cinnamon Loaf

I feel like I am on a roll now, 3 posts in 2 days. This bake is my contribution to the Mellow Bakers website, for part of the June bakes. This one is Dan Lepard’s Raisin and Cinnamon Loaf – The Handmade Loaf – Page 100. Actually quite similar to my Lazy Morning Bread – but made by hand and in a ring.

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Rye Rolls For Soup

As promised I am back on track with a bread related post. Not a sourdough post but some tasty little rolls for last nights soup. To give them a bit of depth they are mix of White and Rye flour. Also a perfect experiment for the newly repaired oven. I hope you would agree that the results are worth the effort.

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The Mill Loaf

Another day another bread. Again this one is taken from Dan Lepard’s The Handmade Loaf, and is his Mill Loaf – Page 30.

I have made this loaf before, with a few changes as it was my first sourdough. So this time I wanted to follow the recipe a bit closer, with a slightly more developed starter, for a deeper flavour.

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Started My Starter

Sourdough Starter Day 12

It has taken almost a week and a half but finally my starter has looked like it has started. I wasn’t confident it had activated up until last night, but it has started looking good. This is my second time making a starter, the first failed when it got too active and I didn’t feed it enough so it died, this time I am more confident.

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