Last weekend we threw a little Christmas soirée (well mulled wine and mince pies) and that involved a lot of baking on my part.
On the menu were mince pies, bread sticks, bread shots and more pfeffernüsse.
Yesterday saw a trip to the velodrome in Newport with a return journey via Shipton Mill. The perfect combination of bread and bikes. The velodrome was great as usual but having never been to Shipton Mill I was intrigued to see what I would find. What I left with was 7 kg of new flour and a new book, and that made me very happy.
So have I mentioned it was our Birthday recently. (Claire and I share a birthday, which makes it like Christmas). We had various treats and activities planned to celebrate, and a number of them involved bread. Amongst other things I got two new bread cookery books (Dough and The Bread Baker’s Apprentice).
This is perhaps the most overdue post yet. I bought this product on a bit of a whim back in May and haven’t had a chance to properly test it, until last night. So it’s about time for a review I think. For those of you who don’t know the Fibre Flare is a flexible strip light for your bike / self. Designed to be visible not to see by.
Whilst I bake a lot there is always something I am waiting to bake, or a recipe I want to try. I rarely work in chronological order, and this is one of those loaves I have been waiting for the opportunity to bake. Whilst initially quite a simple idea a 50/50 loaf tin bake. The story of this loaf came from a request from a fellow blogger for a loaf to make sandwiches from. Here it is:
So here is the next chapter in my sourdough adventures. Yet another attempt, and yet more room for improvement, yet somehow I really feel like I am getting somewhere. I will not, and can not, be beaten by a bread made from three ingredients. Last night we had smoked haddock chowder, and required sourdough, here is what happened.