Speed Baking

Quiet, isn’t it? It is not so much that there is no baking happening around here, rather a lack of time to document or photograph it, and the poor light is no incentive to get a camera out either. Here’s a short update.

Last night: a cake for today’s Spinning Group – based on Nigella’s Store Cupboard Chocolate Orange Cake, I used a jar of some strange Continental brand of Extra Jam in place of the marmalade. The jam was Mango, Pineapple and Lemon flavour and the pineapple pieces came through well in the finished cake, which also had a little ground Cardamom thrown in. It went down well at Spinning Group today.

Today: as soon as I got home from spinning I set some bread to rise. It was a 50/50 mix of the Malted Blend Flour with the Organic Stoneground Unbleached, with a host of goodies thrown in (Malted Grains, Flax seed,  Poppy Seed, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Millet, Hemp Seed, Pumpkin Seed) together with some Red Malt Flour. I halved the dough and made one cob for the freezer and a dozen rolls, which I coated in the seed mix after shaping.

The rolls made good eating for tea, sandwiching some ham and a smear of Dijon mustard.

Yum. Plenty left for breakfast too.

We have a storm incoming. Baking tomorrow will depend on the availability of electricity. Hatches are battened, lamps are charged, torches have new batteries and the picnic stove and gas cylinders are readied.

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