Sunday, April 14, 2013

You can't win them all

My bread book is very insistent that unbleached plain flour (not bread, just plain old plain flour) is used.  I wasn't sure whether my wonderful el cheapo Aldi floor was unbleached, so I bought some organic flour from the health food shop.  Twice the price for half as much and the results today have been, quite frankly, disappointing.  I've made two loaves that even though they were baked in a tin, look more like ciabatta (still taste great though) and have had a disastrous attempt at pitta breads.

I'm going back to Aldi tomorrow, especially as I've since found out that all UK sold flour is unbleached

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bread Mania

I found a really good deal with The Book People on a book I'd been considering for ages - Five Minute Bread.  The idea is that you make up a huge batch of sloppy dough that you keep in the fridge and then use portions as you wish.  The results have been fantastic so far so my Facebook has been full of what one friend described as food porn.  Like these

I am very pleased with the results so far as everything tastes even better than it looks