Orange Poppy Seed Fruit loaves
Yesterday i spent at home under our 5 day corona lockdown, We had a run of 10 months with no community transfer. But a security guard has caught the virus from returning travellers in supervised Hotel quarantine and been out and about in the community . this triggered a lockdown and vigorous contact tracing and testing and so far no other cases have emerged fingers crossed. The other Emergency is a large bushfire to the North of the city and already 71 homes have been lost in high temperatures and strong winds.
I did my interpretation of Nero fiddling while Rome was burning, Stayed Home and baked bread.
i chose to make an Orange Poppy Seed Fruit loaf using freshly squeezed oranges (2) and their zest
This is the first time i have scored fruit doughs so did a variety of patterns. i originally intended making a 800g dough but when i had squeezed the orange juice i had to recalculate the recipe to use it all. and ended up with 1773g dough instead and 4 loaves at 443g.
With the fire still raging and lockdown entering its 3rd day i am looking at making another fruit dough this time using Fresh Figs and Fennel seed. I am hoping the fire fighters and the people in its path stay safe.