The Fresh Loaf

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whole wheat and malt

qahtan's picture
qahtan

whole wheat and malt

 made and shaped into pans  risen and baked qahtan

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Thegreenbaker

How do they taste???

 

They look gorgeous! I have never seen loaf pans so HUGE! 

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weavershouse

The bread looks fantastic and I love the pans. Where did you get them?

 

Tell us about the bread, please.                                                                 weavershouse

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qahtan

 

 I put 2 lb dough in the large pan, and 1 lb in each of the small pans.....

The dough was just my regular white bread recipe jiggled a bit. I milled 1 1/2 cups hard wheat berries, and added 2 tablespoons malt.

The pans a very kind gentleman saw my plea for Hovis pans and sent me 2, the 1 pounders, the two pounders I bought in an antique store in UK, I'm in Canada.

I remember the store was called Top Banana, very obliging and friendly...... qahtan  

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holds99

Very nice job on the bread... the pans have real character and the loaves come out monogramed (HOVIS), what a terrific idea.  What are HOVIS pans and do you know their origin?

Howard

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Thegreenbaker

Hi holds :)

 

As I have discovered living in the UK for going on 6 weeks now (excitement!)

Hovis is a brand of bread here. It is similar to packages bread in the U.S or Australia (and anyehre else they sell bread lol) but it would be on the high end of the comercially sold in supermarkets bread.

DOnt quote me on this, I dont know the whole Hovis story. But, I go shopping and its there in the racks of bread. It is what we buy if I run out of flour and need bread asap.

Its quite nice actually, but I prefer my bread ;)

 

 

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holds99

TGB,

Thanks for the information re: Hovis.  I'm in the U.S. so I hadn't heard of Hovis.  Sounds like Hovis makes very good bread but, as you said, making your own is the way to go.  Those Hovis pans, which create the Hovis monogram, are very unusual, great looking pans.

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qahtan
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holds99

quhtan,

Thank you for the link to Hampshire Mills.  What an interesting story about how HOVIS got its name.  I must agree that "Smith's Patent Germ Flour" was a "cumbersome" name.  From the story, Herbert Grime, who won the contest to rename the flour, had a great idea with "HOVIS" as a contraction of the latin couplet "Homonis Vis' (the strength of man).  Great marketing coup for the HOVIS flour/bread company.

HO 

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debbyjane

Can you share the recipe?  These loaves look fabulous!

Debby

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qahtan

 

 If you go back to my recipe post earlier. I have outlined how I make my bread....

 ;-)))) qahtan