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Can’t get flour, strong, plain or otherwise for neither love nor money round here atm. :(
 

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Was running low on flour to bake bread with so used 50% Indian Laila Atta light medium flour with 50% wholemeal.

From everything I had read online about Laila Atta light medium flour for bread making I wasn't expecting too much, however I was pleasantly surprised with the results.

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Last year I spent a few months working on my sourdough baking but was expecting to be away with work for a couple of months at the moment and so the starter lapsed. Instead, this week I've been trying Jim Lahey's no-knead bread and been very impressed with the results. It's different from the work that goes into a regular loaf but as I'm up to my neck in things to get done on the farm such as building our new polytunnel, it's been an easy option.

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That’s flour, not mould. It’s dusted heavily in flour then covered in a tea towel for proving. It’s baked with the dusting of flour still on it.
 

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This thread reminds me of home back in the good old days,When mum used to go to Bingo Dad would occupy the kitchen for winemaking and breadmaking and other delights such as cabbage water.!!!
Have to say he made a pretty good job of cleaning up afterwards.

Can almost taste the nostalgia.
 

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Raisin bread is popular over here, only ever heard of it being toasted but.
 

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Last year I spent a few months working on my sourdough baking but was expecting to be away with work for a couple of months at the moment and so the starter lapsed. Instead, this week I've been trying Jim Lahey's no-knead bread and been very impressed with the results. It's different from the work that goes into a regular loaf but as I'm up to my neck in things to get done on the farm such as building our new polytunnel, it's been an easy option.

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That loaf looks lovely - wish I could get mine to behave like that on the scoring front. Do you score yours once it’s in the pot?
 

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I made an olive and rosemary loaf this morning. Jim Lahey all the way, but with 100g olives and 10g rosemary leaves added before the overnight rest.

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I scored it but as you can see it’s cracked all over the place. Maybe a deeper scoring would help?

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It tastes lovely, but I think it needs more like 20g rosemary as there isn’t much rosemary flavour coming through.
 

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Get ready for bread porn!

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That's your mum, that is.

Yeahhh, my friends are asking me what went wrong. Yesterday they did a loaf that didn't rise and I asked what recipe they were using and he say "Three to one." and I was like wtuffah does that mean - he said cups. Urghhh. Cups.
 

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My wife printed this recipe off yesterday, will probably make it tomorrow, don't know how it will go making a pie sandwich with ketchup or if it will be too cakey like.
Talking of unusual sandwiches, mine used to be kippers and strawberry jam, the jam killed the salt.
I will be using my own Irish stout.
 

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I made a raisin, orange zest and coriander loaf today. It was really good! My standard recipe as posted but with the extra bits mixed in. The addition of coriander seed sounds odd, but works nicely with the raisins.

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That looks absolutely amazing. I'm going to make some. I presume orange is from fresh oranges.
Braved the supermarket yesterday. First time in 10 days, but needed some seeds if we're to become self sufficent. Plenty of boggies but no flour of any description at any price. Went to get some yeast anyway any found 10Kg sacks of bread flour for sale where they make the bread. Never seen that before. Plenty of fresh fruit and veg, but prices have hiked dramtically- 3 euros for a cauli, same for a Kg of swede. Went and got more packets of seeds!
 

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I made an olive and rosemary loaf this morning. Jim Lahey all the way, but with 100g olives and 10g rosemary leaves added before the overnight rest.

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I scored it but as you can see it’s cracked all over the place. Maybe a deeper scoring would help?

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It tastes lovely, but I think it needs more like 20g rosemary as there isn’t much rosemary flavour coming through.
That looks class
 

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That looks absolutely amazing. I'm going to make some. I presume orange is from fresh oranges.
Braved the supermarket yesterday. First time in 10 days, but needed some seeds if we're to become self sufficent. Plenty of boggies but no flour of any description at any price. Went to get some yeast anyway any found 10Kg sacks of bread flour for sale where they make the bread. Never seen that before. Plenty of fresh fruit and veg, but prices have hiked dramtically- 3 euros for a cauli, same for a Kg of swede. Went and got more packets of seeds!
Nice work finding some flour - very jealous! Yes the orange is just the grated zest of one orange, mixed in once all the water and flour are incorporated together. Hope it goes well!
 

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Just found a kilo of this in the back of the cupboard ...


I bought it when I was grinding my own malted grain to a flour about a year ago, but never got round to using it.

It's only marginally out of date and no weevils so I'm thinking of using it to make a small malt loaf with some sultanas and demerara sugar; unless anyone has some other ideas!
 

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A really good tip when baking bread, make sure you have the oven on and not the grill.aheadbutt
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Just glad it wasn't my Guinness and Walnut bread.
 

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Does anyone have the book Dough by Richard Bertinet? Is it any good?
 
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