Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Mellow Bakers in December

Another thing that has to be rounded up before the end of the year: The Mellow Baker selection from December. Several kinds of ciabatta this time, soda bread and a bread with fennelseeds.

Here we go, first the ciabatta's:
-Ciabatta with olive oil and wheat germ, I baked these in 2006 and 2007. They don't look bad, but I make myself believe that I would do that better now. With better flour and less fear of the dough being too wet. But still they look quite presentable.

Next the Ciabatta with a stiff biga. Also one I baked earlier, but I guess with the same commets as the first one.

And third the ciabatta with poolish, not as airy as I would have liked.

Then there was the Irish Soda Bread. I'm not a big fan of soda breads, they always leave me with a 'chemical' aftertaste from the baking soda. This one came out very rough and crumbly. Not a favorite.

My favorite one as the last choice of this month: A semolina bread with a soaker and fennelseed. As I love my fennelseeds, this one was just perfect for me. The use of soakers I find very appealing, better than throwing the things in dry. This one turned out very  nice.

Those were the breads for this month, I hope I'll be able to bake again soon and start with the januari breads. Happy baking.


Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wonderful! Great holes in the first two ciabattas.
Beautiful breads, Lien!

Swathi said...

I love your array of wonderful breads.