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MANNA

Just an update

I have been busy with work and trying to fit in baking here and there. Took a moment to upload some pics of my bakes over the past weeks.

Here is the barley bread I made. Hydration was 68% and the ground barley took 30% of the flour weight. Salt .025%

 

Here is a pic of american style sponge cake with strawberry jam and topped with whipped creme.

 

Here is some pasta I made. The colour comes from pureed beets. The flavor does not come through in the taste. It does turn a bit pinkish when cooked. Next time I will use more beets to help the colour through cooking.

 

Here is a pic of a barley bread after I took off the cast-iron cooker cover. Wonderful amount of oven-spring.

 

Finally, our newest addition to our family. We adopted him from the local rescue society.

 

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Darwin

The bread looks great, love the crust & crumb.  congrats!  

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EMostruch2738

MMMMMM nice

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108 breads

The bread looks perfect and your dog is so sweet. I am curious to bake with barley. I have not gone beyond spelt, rye and wheat. Your post provides motivation. Thanks!

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MANNA

The barley bread had a nice nutty quality almost like parmesan cheese nutty.

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isand66

Great looking bread, cake and pasta.

Your new family member is so cute.  What his his/her name?

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MANNA

The pup's name is Gibbs.

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isand66

Good luck with Gibbs.  He sure is a handsome pup.  We have 2 rescues, Max and Lexie.  We adopted Max last July and Lexi in February and I wouldn't trade them for anything.  They kind of get along with our 5 cats  who tolerate them.

Glad you rescued Gibbs and I'm sure he will live a long and happy life with you.

Regards,
Ian