Here are a couple of pics of the bread as it turned out in the end on Sunday. It tasted lovely!
Joanna @ Zeb Bakes
That is one lovely looking loaf!
Can see crust and crumb are great - bet the flavour was delicious also...
Best wishes, Daisy_A
Love the "apple peel" scoring pattern. Great bake!
Hello Joanna, The crumb of your bread looks nice and colorful and like Syd, I love the "apple peel" scoring also (nice observation, Syd!).From breadsong
Hey Syd and Breadsong, It wasn't meant to be apple peel (hee hee) just a opening spiral, but it didn't open as much as I wanted, and the edges were a bit ragged, how do the bread scoring maestros get such smoooth lines ??? so I'll pretend I meant it that way...
Thanks for the nice comments too Daisy A, I wish I could give you a slice to try... it's so worth making this bread. I wrote about it over on my blog yesterday as it's part of my baking group's breads for this month.
Many thanks Joanna! Will nip along to your blog and take a look. Looks like it would be great to share - thanks for the thought :-)
please please please can i have a copy of the recipe for this wonderful loaf. my taste buds and cheeseboard are alerady longing for it.
no problem with the cider for this welshman, now living in yorkshire.
I've put a .pdf file which you can print off on my blog at http://zebbakes.com. but I am sure it is probably also here on The Fresh Loaf under the name of Jeffrey Hamelman's Normandy Apple Bread - yes - here we go
regards to you too!