WooHoo new Hobart
I finally took possession of a 15 L Hobart I purchased second hand 6 weeks ago. Had to wait a while for it to be delived from 200 miles away and it arrived yesterday.
The first trial was a double batch of Jasons Corcodillo Quick Ciabatta which went very well. The only puzzling aspect was how far to let the gluten develop in the mixer. I think I under kneaded, but a few folds as it was rising seemed to help. Like the recipe says, the oven spring is very good indeed.
A soft, holey crumb resulted and a bread that might need to be eaten the next day as its difficult to slice up !
Next time I'll try leaving it to bake longer to get the crust to dry out just a bit further.
I'm looking forward to trying out all those wet and slack dough recipies that are such a pain without a machine.