Sorry – I’ve been neglecting the blog – there’s just too much going on.
Fantastic weekend a couple of week’s back at the Dales Dough Do – not only are there a lot of good bakers around, they’re good company too. Joe, Martin and Caroline did an excellent job of organising.
Made a new friend in Phil Joy, a young baker from Deeside. He very kindly gave me his recipe for Roast Potato & Onion Bread which I decided to bake for my customers as a special at the earliest opportunity. I should have done a test bake first. Not that there is anything wrong with the recipe – it’s really good. But I hadn’t tested for the water loss when potatoes and onions are roasted.
For Friday’s bake I had orders for nine large and seven small specials. This called for a cooked weight of 3 kilos of potatoes and onions. It took 6 kilos of raw veg to produce this weight. I was running up and down the hill for more supplies …
Thanks, Phil. It’s everyone’s new favourite (apart from the bloke who has to prep the veg)