The Fresh Loaf

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Regular bakes

Floydm's picture

Regular bakes

I can't believe it has been nearly a month since I've posted.  This time of year things get so busy, don't they?  Our youngest also has a birthday between Thanksgiving in the States and Christmas, so it seems like we have about a month solid of travels, dinners and parties to attend, as well as all the school and community activities.  It certainly keeps you on your toes.

I have been baking though.  Mostly just standards like the white sourdough loaves above or the Struan bread below.


Another sourdough I did with about 20% whole wheat.  My starter was really sluggish, perhaps because of the cold, but in the end it really erupted in the oven.

I haven't had a chance to do any holiday baking yet, which is unfortunate because there isn't a lot of time left!


breadsong's picture

Hi Floyd,
Hope you've been enjoying working with that mixer, and the breads look great.
Happy holidays - and best wishes for your holiday baking (hope your schedule allows some time to bake some goodies!).
:^) breadsong

Mebake's picture

Yeah, your new mixer has been busy producing those lovely loaves, especially struan!

I appreciate how challenging it can be to look after family, work, and a really active website during holidays. May you have ample time to bake for the holidays, Floyd! and may your son have a happy birthday.



dabrownman's picture

are just getting you warmed up for the holiday baking with only 7 days left - Santa, not to mention the young ones too,  are expecting a warm assortment of cookies and cold milk on Christmas Eve! 

All the bread looks great Floyd  even with a sluggish starter!

Happy Holiday Baking!

isand66's picture

Nice looking bakes Floyd.

Happy Holidays