Monday, 7 November 2011

bread making



inspired by Sue of the Quince Tree there has been some occasional bread making going on. (I adapted Sue's recipe, she uses 4 tins and I only have 3, and there was no wholemeal flour in the house...)
As I am not a regular bread maker I tend to forget about the various stages and timings, and only remember when a small person wanders by and says "I'm hungry, is it ready yet?" or as in the case of the bread above "look mummy, it's HUGE". ooops.





pretty it isn't, I haven't mastered how to make a tidy looking loaf, but it doesn't last long so I guess that means it tastes ok. now if I could just find a decent gluten free recipe.........

14 comments:

  1. I swear I can smell this. Thanks for the link, I like the idea of 4 loaves at a time and the fact you don't have to put it somewhere warm necessarily.

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  2. Ooh looks fab. My original recipe was for one loaf which I tripled and for a long time made three loaves. I only started dividing it into four in an effort to make it go further.

    If you want to make one loaf it's; 1½ lbs of flour, 1 tsp yeast, 1 tsp salt and ¾ pints water.

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  3. They look great! I am making bread right now...I, also, don't make bread often and get nervous when I do. Hope mine turns out as nice as yours!

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  4. I can't keep up with all your posting missus.
    The bread looks deelish. Send a slice south for my breakfast will you??? Ax

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  5. Your bread look wonderful, it's so satisfying to eat your own bread. I make bread everyday but it's made in a breadmaker. (I use to make it by hand.) I only use wholemeal flour (unless I'm making raisin bread) and add seeds like linseed, sunflower seeds and pepitas. It's quite delicious and beats any shop bought bread.
    Enjoy!!
    Anne xx

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  6. Those do look gorgeous. And when you find a good GF recipe, give me a holler!

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  7. WOW that bread looks delicious! I bet your house smells like heaven now...

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  8. Dough Monster!!!!

    I could eat a whole loaf right now.

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  9. Gluten free bread is quite difficult - although our breadmaker has a special program for certain sorts of gluten free flour. I don't know if you can tolerate rye, but we make a rye bread, which comes out much flatter - it is very tasty though.

    Pomona x

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  10. OH, yum... A whisper keeps telling me to try and bake more bread. Perhaps a winter project? ;o) ((HUGS))

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  11. Ooh,yum! The smell of baking bread brings backs lots of memories for me as my great grandparents were bakers.
    I don't bake anywhere near enough, so I'm going to make a plan to do so again soon.
    Thank you for the inspiration...& for the memories. Hope you enjoyed every mouthful!

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  12. Mmmm, looks delicious! I've never mastered this, you've inspired me to give it another go. Irresistible! :D

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  13. Drool. That is all I have to say.

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  14. I've been doing this - your bowl is much better than mine. I don't have one big enough so I have to use a garden bucket.

    It is clean.

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