Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Mellow Bakers in May

Again I'm early this month with the display of the breads of the month May for the Mellow Bakers Challenge. It's easier now for me to be early, because to be honest... I've baked them all already at this point. I guess I'm not very good at taking it slow when a task lays ahead of me. But I'll shower the breads onto you all month by month so you don't get to many carbs ;).

The Five grain bread with pâte fermentée is one of my favorites, I've baked this one already in 2006 and drew 5 stars next to the recipe. As said before the use of a soaker like this is a thing I use more often since this book, great way of incorporating texture, fibers and vitamins. Wonderful rustic bread, also very good as rolls!

The Pissaladière was OK. We're just no real anchovies fans, way too salty for our tastes, even though I cut the filets in as small stripes as I could. The dough is good, nothing very special, but good.  We ate it, the kids divided the olives between them and we took about half of the anchovies slithers off.

Also a very good loaf was the Roasted hazelnut and prune bread. I love these breads with added flavour. Don't omit the toasting of the nuts, that really gives a wonderful flavor. I left the prunes in fairly big pieces.

That was it for this Mellow Bakers month, see you next month.


zorra said...

All look very yummy! Hope I will have time to bake one or two of the list.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

I can well imagine that 5 grain being a favorite here too! All look lovely! You are incredible!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Fabulous collection - you are really on a roll this month! (Ha! - on a roll! Pun intended) ☺

Joanna @ Zeb Bakes said...

They look fabulous. I think I will use less anchovies following your experience too, but I'm still looking forward to trying it. I too have made the other breads before, but I have no photos, so a good excuse to make them again! :D

natalia said...

Ciao Lien ! You are so good ! I'm bakin the April ones !! The prunes one is one of my favourites , now I'll have to bake the five grains one !! Baci e abbracci a te !