Sunday, October 31, 2010

Mellow Bakers in October

engels.amer vlag Time to show off some breads I baked with the rest of the Mellow Bakers from the Hamelman book "Bread". Of course the last day to post about it officially, but here are all the October breads that I baked.

Roasted potato bread, wonderful fragrant loaf. Made with a pre-ferment, which is always a plus in my book. This is a great bread, I also loved the shaping, though I might need some more practise.

Challah. I made that a while back. A six strand challah I made in two ways according to Hamelmans instructions. This time I made the challah recipe and made a Winston knot with it.

Ánd I made some challah rolls in three different ways (all methods are in the book). We all love challah bread here and my plan is to make all braids that Hamelman described in the book. Wonderful excuse to make lots of Challah :).

Last but not least were the Pretzels. I posponed this to the last day. Wasn't sure I could make them. I didn't use a Lye solution, but used a solution with 4 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp salt on 500 g of water. This gives an idea of the colour but probably not the taste. But they looked nice and were very good to eat. I don't think I'll make them again though, it's a lot of work for just 'nice' rolls. Maybe with the lye it would be worth the trouble.

See you for the next edition of the Mellow Bakers in November. There will be a few more recipes of things baked and cooked than there were lately on this blog. So stay tuned!!


Rosemary & Garlic said...

Beautiful looking breads, especially the potato bread. I am very behind, my potatoes are roasting in the oven as we speak!

Anne Marie

Laura said...

Lien, the challahs look amazing. I never seen all those different knots. I will have to try them.

We love challah too.

Baking Soda said...

Ah you made a Winston knot! wow! Always wanted to try that one, but since I have to see it to do it...

Great looking breads girl, ypu've been busy! Especially like the first one.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Wow, great shaping! You are a breadie rock star! ☺