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Last Bakes of 2012

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GSnyde

Last Bakes of 2012

Our holiday season was very relaxing, but we had guests visiting and I didn't get a chance to post on TFL much.  So, before we get too far into 2013, here are my last two bakes of 2012.

The first is my San Francisco Country Sourdough, a command performance since the batch from a few days earlier disappeared in a flash of hungry family.

Then, I used the Hamelman Vermont Sourdough with Whole Wheat to give a baking lesson to a visiting friend.

Both bakes were very satisfactory.  The Vermont SD came out nice and dark, the way we all like it.

By the way, these are my first bread photos with my new camera, a little Canon that's designed to be used under water (for an upcoming trip to the Galapagos).  It takes pretty good photos above water.

Ruins of Sutro Baths, San Francisco

And, so the sun sets on another year.

Best wishes for a breadful 2013.

Glenn

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Floydm

Great looking loaves, Glenn!

Those little waterproof Canon cameras are great fun.  My kids were having a blast playing with ours on a waterslide over the holidays:

-Floyd

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GSnyde

I expect my Galapagos clips to be just like that, except with Sea Lions, Marine Iguanas and Galapagos Penguins going down the slide with me.

I got the PowerShot D20, same camera with a bit more zoom. Hope it holds up in salt water every day for a week.

Thanks.

Glenn 

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hansjoakim

Beautiful breads, Glenn! Great way to end a year and ring in a new one. It's nice to hear you enjoyed the holidays, and I hope your guests were able to sample a slice or two, 'cos these look terrific. Nice photos too, when are you leaving for Galapagos? I trust you bring along a piece of your starter for some impromptu open fire cast iron baking action while you're there? ;-)

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isand66

Nice looking loaves Glenn and a great way to end 2012.

I would love to trade places with you and go on your next trip to your tropical paradise...how's China sound to you?

Happy New Year and look forward to seeing your photos.

Ian

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GSnyde

Those loaves were all consumed, and greatly enjoyed, by house guests.

Our Galapagos trip is in March.  I may try the camera in a pool before then.

I won't be baking any bread on the trip.  Good news is that the company we're going with, Lindblad Expeditions, has great food, including excellent breads and pastries.  We've been to Alaska and Baja California on their boats.

Thanks for the comment.

Glenn

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Franko

Hi Glenn,

 Those are the kind of loaves most of would love to finish off the year with, and more than just "very satisfactory" IMO. Beautiful crumb and crust on both, great baking!

All the best for 2013 and hope you have a wonderful Galapagos adventure.

Franko

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GSnyde

Yes, I suppose these were more than satisfactory.  I'm just trying to be understated.  I appreciate the kudos. Wishing you an excellent year, too.

Glenn

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dabrownman

saved the best for last Glenn.  Beautiful loaves.

Happy baking in 2013!

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GSnyde

They were real good, but the best of 2013 was the Hamelman Five Grain.  Love that bread.

Glenn

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breadsong

Hi Glenn,
I remember your post with the Five Grain...that bread was lovely, as are these.
Best wishes to you for your baking and travels, in the year ahead.
Your new camera takes great pictures and just think of all of the beautiful images you'll capture - 
not the least of which will be, your breads!
:^) breadsong

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GSnyde

Compliments from a bread artist such as you mean a lot.  Many thanks.

I'm looking forward to running the new camera through its paces.

Glenn

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breadsong

Glenn,  such a kind thing to say - thank you!
All the best,
:^) breadsong