New Steaming Device; wood-fired baking for Hexham Farmers' Market, July 2012
Hello from Sunny Northumberland [a pleasant but temporary change!]
I drove down to visit my brother, all too briefly, on Tuesday. He had some wood for me; a lot of wood, very dry and cut in good-sized lengths for my oven!
We filled the car up with all this wood, then he reminded me about a steam-stripper he was looking onto, which he showed me how to turn into a device to use in my bread oven. So, I brought that back to Powburn too!
Today, in surprise sunshine, I made Gilchesters' Miches, Moscow Rye Breads and Spicy Buns. A slideshow is below for you to watch. And, the oven was hot!
Tomorrow, early doors, I am driving to Nigel's house so we can spend the day baking more bread for Hexham. I am ready to make 26kg of Gilchesters' dough, plus 9kg Moscow Rye. Nigel will be making around 20kg of White dough, and the same of Linseed and Light Rye. The weather forecast is dire. Still, I am optimistic about Saturday's market. I also have some Croissants and Pain au Chocolats to tempt people with too.
Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DtPm7Nsmu0&feature=youtu.be
ps. And some crumbshots of the Gilchesters' Miche; so tasty from the heat of the oven!