Wet's blog

Off for a foodie Bread and Fishes long weekend with my wife and another couple, so I baked today :D

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2269.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2273.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2279.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2271.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2281.jpg[/IMG]

Some crumb shots

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2288.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2285.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2293.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2296.jpg[/IMG]

another

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2277.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2303.jpg[/IMG]

The camera battery is flat now, more crumb shots later :)

And not to be out done SWMBO baked a Zucchini slice :D

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2309.jpg[/IMG]



10 comments

What beautiful bread! What's a bread and fishes weekend?
Good looking bread there Wet, from the look of the photos you have been busy! :wink:

I hope you had a good weekend  :-)

TP, I assume Wet would have been off fishing and eating fine food somewhere for the weekend. :wink:
[quote=TeckPoh]What beautiful bread! What's a bread and fishes weekend?
[/quote]

As Lamp said, a weekend away fishing and eating fine food and watching an outdoor Shakespeare play with a mountain range as a backdrop :)
Thanks, guys, lol, I was reading too much into B & F. Sigh, what a ((((((dream)))))) weekend.

Cheers
TP


So this is the Battard Rye 70%+hydration again

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2311.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2312.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2317.jpg[/IMG]

and the White Loaf, still 70% hydration

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2323.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2320.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/DSCF2321.jpg[/IMG]

I noticed the Batards using the same dough develop more large air pockets I imagine that its something to do with the volume/depth of dough? Boris any ideas...
Rainbows have been rare here is past years this year they were the more abundant species...

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/IMGP1664.jpg[/IMG]

two distinct year classes

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/IMGP1665.jpg[/IMG]  

And the target quarry for this water is the larger Browns

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/IMGP1667.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n298/_Wet_/IMGP1668.jpg[/IMG]

I gotta hand it to you, Wet.... you're definitly prolific for a home baker.

Love the red spots on those brownies.

Brilliant stuff!

[quote=Danubian]

I gotta hand it to you, Wet.... you're definitly prolific for a home baker.

Love the red spots on those brownies.

Brilliant stuff!

[/quote]

I hope to be a quality home baker one day...

Any thoughts on proofing using a Batard cloth giving more "Air" compared to the cane Baneton loaves??
Nice fish there Wet  :)

The fly you were using looks like a nicely tied Royal Wulff....now where have I seen one of those? ;)

In my experience both can give the open aerated structure to the loaf but external appearance is somewhat different. Having said that, of course the dough piece weight should be fitting for the size of the banneton, too heavy and it'll tear as it proves over the banneton edges.

I personally prefer to use bannetons for dough pieces with high non wheat flour content. But I uses clothes and bannetons both for high wheat doughs. In some cases I use a combination of the two - bannetons lined with cloth - for dough with high water content but it's all by and large personal. The great thing is that bread dough is to some extent, a blank canvas.

Keep up the good work.