Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mellow Bakers in August

And another episode of the Mellow Bakers Challenge. Here are the breads made for this August edition. We're really getting this thing done... I wonder how many more month there are for us to bake. Let's have a look at the August's breads first:

Oatmeal Bread. As you can see in the picture, I've baked this one in 2006, quite a while ago. I just had one note that I wrote down in the book (as I do in all my baking/cooking books) and it says: "Looks real pretty". And so it does!
Oatmeal bread with cinnamon and raisins. Looks quite different, because of the cinnamon that has given the crumb a brown colour.
Focaccia. Delicious! Look at that crumb, really nice, just rosemary and some salt.... what else do you need?! I'll bake this one again for sure.
Focaccia con formaggio, not my favorite I must say. I love ricotta, but in this bread I thought it wasn't as good. I think I'd like it better with another kind of cheese in between, a stronger one perhaps and maybe not so much of it. Some mozzarella with basil, Parmigiano Reggiano with rosemary... you name it.
       Black bread. This one we didn't like, I guess it was the coffee. Even though it was soaked, it still was grainy in the bread and too much of it as well.
So those were the breads for this months Mellow Bakers.  I'll be back with more next month....

1 comment:

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Great breads! I love the slashing/venting on the formaggio one. And basil would have been wonderful! I'll definitely try that next time.