Well my poor liquid starter clearly hadn't had enough loving lately as it was competely hooched over when I fed it yesterday morning!
I had a bumper bread making weekend - yesterday kicked off starting some Ciabatta courtesy of the lovely recipe wildyeastblog.com. I was up to Ciabatta in Daniel Leader's "Local Breads" but I really didn't want to make a yeasted version, so re-did this wonderful SD version that I hadn't made for AGES! Baked those about lunch time today but forgot to take a picture of the baked buns before the friends loaded up their bread bags to take home!
I also started a batch of the magnificent Swedish Cardamom Buns although sadly I think my ground cardamom was a bit old and tired as I could barely taste it. Never-the-less the buns were fabulous, and enjoyed by all. I'll have to get some more ground cardamom and re-make them, and my girlfriend's also greedily suggested a cinnamon version would go down a treat too! Just when I thought my diet was going really well!
Since I had a fair bit of starter left over from the above doughs and I couldn't bear to throw it out, I started making a recipe of Pain de Campagne from "Local Breads". Managed to get a cracking gringe on one loaf in particular, which I always enjoy seeing.
So all in all, a nice relaxing weekend coating the kitchen in flour and semolina! Nothing better :o)
Happiness is making bread!