Saturday, 7 July 2012

Five Grain Loaf

I like the idea of this recipe, but it didn't turn out quite as I expected.

All set for the second rise in muslin lined banneton

No chance of sticking with floured muslins loosely covered with cling wrap to retain moisture. How did they manage before cling wrap?

Nicely risen:

...and given a oatmeal dressing and slashed:

End result -

Somehow the slashes haven't behaved the same way as Dan Lepards.  I guess there wasn't any oomph left in the loaf . Either that or I baked it for too long.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Mellow Bakers Ale Bread with Wheat Grains

Cooked Wheat Grains

Malted Grains

Ground malted grains

Active starter
 Method -  Mix together a bit at half hour intervals and rise for two hours in a muslin lined banneton
Banneton deployed
Now the difficult bit - Slash with a Union Jack shape

Dressed and Slashed
and bake

I did a St George Cross too!

A good fun loaf.  Taste report to be added later.

Taste: Great! Not too sweet, moist but not soggy. Interesting range of textures from the cooked grains through to the malted grains (which had a bit of bite as I hadn't ground them down completely). Great crust. Every mouthful a pleasure!