Still alive and well
I have not posted for a while but thought id share some bread that was made today , I was using up some stout that I had opened and I also used up the wholemeal flour that I had, it was intended to be 50% but it ended up a bit more than that. same goes for the stout where I used 420mls and 160ml s of water. I soaked the w/m in all the liquid and had chores to attend to. I weighed up the rest of the ingredients so that I could add them upon my return. As it happened l had to go to the city to file some legal papers and the soak ended up being 7 hours! The dough was then mixed by hand and again used up some compressed yeast that I had on hand. The dough ended up having a 3 hour bulk fermentation and was divided and given 20 minutes bench rest before final shaping . I made 2 loaves that I have not previously shaped before and I cant recall the name given to these, but they remind me of a frenchmen's beret .They are currently cooling so will have to post an inside shot later.
kind regards Derek