Here are the breads for the July edition of the Mellow Bakers Challenge (Baking our way through Jeffrey Hamelman's "Bread"). We've baked quite a lot in the meantime, just a 1/4 to go! I've baked all so far, didn't miss one yet. Here a display of this month's breads. Enjoy.
The Olive Levain, a wonderful rustic bread. Nice holes too. As only the kids here are fond of olives, they happily ate the lot. I worked the olives in by hand, didn't want to get them broken up in the dough. It's a good idea to make this at the end of the day, so it can rest overnight in the fridge.
The Potato bread with roasted onions is totally delicious. I roasted the onions long and slow on low heat until very brown and sweet. They turned the whole loaf brown. I really love this 'fendu'-style, although mine wasn't as fendu-ish as I would have liked, better practise some more with it. Great bread to eat with cheeses.
Sourdough rye with raisins and walnuts. Wonderful bread, I just love nuts and raisins in a a bread. I had to make the 'medium rye flour' by mixing 50% whole rye flour and 50% white rye flour together, as they don't sell it here. With a bit of yeast in the dough to help it along and lessen the tangy flavour a great bread!
And with these baked we've baked 3/4 of the book! That's a lot of bread. See you next month with some new breads...... to be continued.