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Nothing fancy

Floydm's picture

Nothing fancy

Nothing fancy, but I baked a few days ago.  First time in quite a while.  

Overnight poolish, slow rise of the final dough the next day, not a scale or measuring cup in sight. 

Not one of my best efforts but, all things considered, still quite good.

I hope folks here are having a wonderful spring.


Behnam's picture

Well, It is fancy, nice work!


CAphyl's picture

Floyd:  Looks wonderful and no measurement!  Congratulations.  Best,  Phyllis

clazar123's picture

Once you get a feel for the ingredients, it really is easier to just throw a loaf together. Looks yummy!

dabrownman's picture

it sure looks tasty and I'm guessing it is too.  Well done Floyd and

Happy baking

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

Having a fantastic Spring!...sun yesterday, rain today, sun tomorrow, rain...and so on and so forth....welcome to our manic climate this time of year.

These look like a nice easy back-in-the-saddle type bread to bake after a bit of a break.  Why the long break?


Floydm's picture

Working full-time on-site rather than telecommuting, Mandarin class, preparing to move (within the building, but still) and, yes, Spring! All has resulted in very little time spent around the homestead.

Song Of The Baker's picture
Song Of The Baker

Mandarin class!  Wow...good on you to take on that feat!

Happy baking Floyd.


isand66's picture

Nice looking bread Floyd.  You are brave taking on Mandarin.  I tried to get one of my previous company's to pay for lessons since I was traveling 5 times a year to China but alas they were too shortsighted.  Let us know how you come along with those lessons and have a great spring.  We are supposed to finally have a nice day today in NY after being in the 40's the last few day.


Christo Cilliers's picture
Christo Cilliers

Hi Floyd .

It looks quite awsome and very chewy . Do you perhaps have the recipe lying around somewhere .. :-) ? Will really appretiate it if possible .

Be Blessed .


Floydm's picture

I don't have the exact measures of this batch, but it was basically this poolish bread.