a bread post - a post about dough. Have been experimenting and learning to make bread on and off over the years. Here are some pictures of the latest results. Had a lot of help from Dan Leppard's book the handmade loaf. So far only success has been with leaven from strong white flour. The spelt experiment coincided with the wood-fired beastie having a rest (had to rod out the chimney). Long suffering family have put up with my experiments but still prefer shop-bought bread - don't blame them. Most rock hard loaves have ended up as chook breakfast - they'll eat pretty much anything (though not keen on rotten onions).
|added this to the leaven|
|to stop the dough sticking while proving|
|to stop the dough from sticking while proving|
|cooking bread slowly in earthenware in the beastie|
|wood fired beastie|
|a sourdough loaf from the earthenware pot - this tasted like proper bread|
|leaven rivived with strong white not spelt|