Tag Archives: Oat

Out With The Old – Baking Stone

In a quick follow up to my previous post on birthday bread books  one of my later presents was a new baking stone. I have previously been using a round pizza stone, but it cracked into three. Whilst this didn’t make it unusable it did become annoying.

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Failed Oat and Apple Bread

I hadn’t intended on posting this, as it was a failure in many respects. We all have them and it’s what we learn from them that is important. Having written a post earlier today about my main problem with the loaf – very wet dough I thought I should really illustrate the problem.

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Oops I Forgot the Salt

As part of my Shipton Mill order I got a bag of coarse wholemeal flour, and I have been waiting to give it a try. Scientific rigor would suggest only changing one variable at a time, but I just can’t resist myself. After receiving a copy of The Handmade Loaf  I was intrigued by Dan Lepard’s suggested technique, of minimal kneading, and the use of an oiled, rather than floured, surface.

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