Breakfast #48

Never had any ambition to make “authentic” French baguettes. I just make smallish, 200g baguettes using my basic Campagne dough and very popular they are too. They’re about the only bread that doesn’t improve by standing overnight – get ’em down you and, if they’re still around the next day, give them a blast in […]

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A Burst of Activity

For the last five months I’ve been suffering with a severely ulcerated leg. I’ve been in compression dressings since June and, to tell you the truth, it has not been funny. Finally it has started to show signs of healing, I’ve been able to ditch the pain killers and the brain is showing mild signs […]

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Eatin’ Bread

Saturday August Bank Holiday weekend and, right on cue, the sun was out and hot. Hardly any bread in the house so went to that old standby a 2 Kilo Pain de Campagne – one quarter for the shelf, three quarters for the freezer. In the heat the dough was so lively I knocked an […]

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Chestnut/Quince Brioche III

Third attempt, first bake for customers – really pretty happy. This time cracked the decoration. Single slash down the middle when the dough went into the box. This opened up during the prove so a slice of membrillo could sit comfortably in the slot. Yes I’m pretty satisfied with that.

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Man’ousha. The things you can do with a jar of Carrie Rimes’ set ewes yoghurt. The other day it was Chestnut/Quince Brioche, today Man’ousha. I recently ran a sourdough course for Matt owner of Pobty Pizza who have been brightening up Bethesda’s summers with outdoor pizza nights. Part of the course covers pizza – bit […]

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Thanksgiving 2018

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving, of course, so I made my fabulous Thanksgiving Bread for my faithful American customers. But I didn’t get any. I also made Multigrain and didn’t get any of that either. Why? After 11 years of baking for sale  I thought I had worked through every mistake possible. Well, I found a […]

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Freo Plain + Autolyse/Malt

My friend Grace came all the way up from the South Coast of England to do a microbakery course with me a couple of years ago. Next thing I know she’s moved to Fremantle, Western Australia and is running a little home-based bakery, Cariad Bakery. I’m really interested in her experiences because she’s working in […]

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