Another Fail

After another failure in the Milk Loaf department, I am minded to try a different flour. Basically I am wondering if the flour that I am using can support the required rise. I have had problems with it producing an apparently weak dough in the past. For my first (successful, apart from exploding from the tin) attempt, I had mixed in some whiter flour. For these last two failures, I used the unbleached flour unadulterated.

It makes one think.

There is one other difference – I used dried yeast for these two, and fresh for the first. I doubt this to be the cause of the problem, however.

Today’s loaf is a nudge better than the last one, but not a very large nudge, it must be said.

We should have a big sack of the Rustic Country Flour here by mid-week – perhaps I’ll try that in the milk roll tin later this week.

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In a pickle

In a pickle

Shops are now open to sell anything on their shelves and we are no longer restricted to purchasing whatever some government official has deemed to be “essential”. We popped out to The Shed yesterday as I needed some parcel tape to package up some things that I need to be posting off. We had to hunt, it wasn’t in the Stationery section, but we eventually found it in the DIY area. It’s not of greatContinue readingIn a pickle

December Reflections 1: Star

December Reflections 1: Star

Taking part in Susannah Conway’s series of December Reflections prompts. Mainly my responses will be in my other blog, Scattered Thoughts, but sometimes they will fit better here. On other days, such as today, we may fit in a post in both blogs. … Continue readingDecember Reflections 1: Star

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

second test

post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash


  1. spinninggill
    March 18, 2013

    There’ll be fresh yeast this week as well – unless the weather gets in the way. 🙂

    • March 18, 2013

      good. The weather sea conditions are looking “interesting” this morning

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