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28 Boules

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Bashert's picture

28 Boules

This weekend's bake for the farmer's market. Final output: 28 sourdough boules (8 whole wheat, 16 rye with caraway seeds, and 4 rye without seeds). It took 13 hours, baking only 4 at a time. Crazy, but fun! What do you think, black and white or color? Have a great week of baking everyone! - Joel







Mini Oven's picture
Mini Oven

I prefer color.   Though the B&W looks nostalgic!

Beautiful loaves!

Bashert's picture

Ha, thanks, Mini!

sigurdur's picture


I really like the shallow depth of field black and whites, too - but in a more artsy (or design/ interior blog) kind of way. 

Colour makes them look delicious and edible:-)


But; it's an impressive array of breads! Well baked:-)



Bashert's picture

Thanks, Sig! Yeah, you could be right... color for eating, B & W for hanging on the wall.

ninofiol's picture

I'm rather fond of Sepia for a different look on my  photos, but those loaves would look good in any medium.

Kudos on your bake, outstanding!


Bashert's picture

Thanks, Nino! I'll have to try sepia...

dabrownman's picture

baking 4 loaves at a time?  40 at a would still be tough to make living - if you aren't Chad Robertson selling similar loaves for $10 a pop:-)   Well done and happy baking Joel 

Bashert's picture

Thanks! I wish I was getting $10! It's definitely a slightly mad enterprise... but fun.

PMcCool's picture

B&W and color have their unique strengths, so employ whichever conveys the image most effectively.  That said, I like primarily color with a bit of B&W for the sake of contrast.


Bashert's picture

Thanks, Paul. Of course, you're right... something about these shots, that night, just spoke to me in black and white. Could be color next time...  

isand66's picture

Beautiful loaves.  I like both the color and b&w.

mightypizzaoven's picture

I prefer color pics it has more drooling effect