Friday, 16 October 2015

A loaf to be proud of

I have had mixed success with making my own bread. On the whole, it turns out fine, but the last time I made this particular loaf it was dense and almost inedible which disappointed me hugely. Bread making can be an effort, so I was cross that it hadn't turned out well.
Not to be outdone, I tried again the other day. Exactly the same recipe ......


... A much better result. It had a good crust and a lovely soft texture inside. This is the Pain Montmartre recipe from this post:- http://happeninguponhappiness.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/le-pain-montmartre.html
It's an easy bread to make and unlike some techniques, doesn't take hours of proving and rising. Not sure what I did wrong last time, but my confidence has been renewed. The loaf that went wrong was turned into breadcrumbs for a pasta bake.
This loaf was served with Cranks Cheddar Cheese soup - omg that's stuff is gorgeous. It seems we're all turning to super healthy, warming bowls of soup now the weather is turning colder.

I thought I'd share this photo of a pampered pooch! Bless him, I had wrapped him in his freshly washed blanket and he was snuggled with his teddy (which he came with). He's so lovely :) 



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  1. Aw - your new canine friends looks very handsome! Jx

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    1. Thanks - he really is gorgeous n every way!

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  2. That's a fine looking loaf! I do love soup with a large slice (or two) of homemade bread. X

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    1. There was no single slice going on in this house!

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  3. Bread looks great! I was trying out a new recipe in my bread machine the other day, got distracted and forgot to add the yeast! I added it but was too late, loaf didn't rise properly. Too bad as it smelled delicious lol.

    Dog looks lovely and warm. My poor cat has decided it's too cold and is sitting in front of heating registers - too bad as we haven't turned the heat on yet!

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    1. Yes, I haven't turned the heating on yet - too miserly!
      I hate it when something I've made goes wrong :(

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  4. I made this when I saw it on your blog before, it was the first time I made bread successfully.

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    1. That's good to hear - it's a great recipe isn't it?

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  5. The bread looks scrummy ideal to be served with lashings of butter and a portion of soup.

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  6. This is what I miss the most about being gf. I dream about the crunchy crusts and wonderful texture of 'french' bread, I am drooling here! Your loaf looks perfect, very professional. The cheese soup sounds pretty damn good though x

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    1. I sympathise - GF flour just doesn't cut it for a crusty loaf does it?! I'd recommend the soup though - you'd like that at least and it's a meal on its own :)

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  7. That cheese soup sounds nice, and I bet it tasted even nicer eaten with your lovely loaf.

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