I know, I know. I keep going on about bread. It’s because I’m determined to Get It Right.
I tried again with white bread the other day, with the rest of the Laucke flour. I had hoped to use my new baguette pans but it seemed too gooey – I was afraid it would drip through the holes. So I baked it in a tin instead and it’s probably one of the best loaves I’ve made to date.
Yesterday I went with wholemeal again, although instead of 100g rye (to 500g wholemeal) I used the white flour, just to lighten it a bit. I was sensible about the amount of water I put in – and it didn’t need as much as it would have with the rye – and the dough seemed to be about right. On the left is what they looked like when I first put them in the pans… distinctly ugly looking, right?
Happily, once they had risen they turned into the picture on the right, which is a lot better looking. And then once they had actually cooked…
Ta dah! they look like baguettes!