Nom, nom, nom

I seem to be on a bit of a roll in the kitchen. After three weeks’ rest from the AGA it appears that I have bounced back full of enthusiasm and skill.

The delicious sausage casserole at the weekend has been closely followed by a lovely pea risotto with prawns yesterday and today I made my best ever assault on the classic Spaghetti Carbonara.  Even the bread is playing the game.

Look at that oven spring!
Look at that oven spring!

I can’t wait to cut in to that at tea time to see if it lives up to its promise.

The local shop has started stocking Bacheldre Mill flours. Now, much as I adore their organic stoneground white flour, I really do not care for their malted grain style that they produce. It makes a nasty heavy and sticky loaf that is too dark for my taste. Today I mixed some strong white in at 150 g white : 350 g malted. I also worked the life out of it – 15 minutes in the Kenwood and 10 more on the table. I also chose to knock it back and give it a second rising, which the standard Granary recipe does not require. Then I baked it in the dome. I think all the effort was worth it. That looks like a cracking good loaf to me.

Got to go, the electricity is about to go off for bird’s nest removal activities.

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3 Comments

  1. spinninggill
    April 13, 2016
    Reply

    How was the bread?

    • April 14, 2016
      Reply

      Not too bad. Not as good as proper Granary flour but a great improvement on using the Bacheldre stuff on its own. I’ll try the Toast Test later

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