Stuff you've cooked/baked/made today

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Noggin wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:37 pm The brown loaf failed - again. Well, it'll be used, but it never rises with wholewheat flour the way it does with multigrain or almost any other I've tried! Next week I'll try half and half with white bread flour and see if that works better.
I use half and half white/wholemeal and to be honest it looks just the same, but is definitely not as heavy and seems to rise better. I've also started making my mixes wetter and that seems to improve the rise. Try leaving the amount of water the same and substituting half of the wholemeal flour for white.
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mangocrazy wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:03 pm
Noggin wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 7:37 pm The brown loaf failed - again. Well, it'll be used, but it never rises with wholewheat flour the way it does with multigrain or almost any other I've tried! Next week I'll try half and half with white bread flour and see if that works better.
I use half and half white/wholemeal and to be honest it looks just the same, but is definitely not as heavy and seems to rise better. I've also started making my mixes wetter and that seems to improve the rise. Try leaving the amount of water the same and substituting half of the wholemeal flour for white.
Thanx, I'll give that a go next time. I've tried with soda bread and various 'normal' bread recipes but none seem to like the wholewheat!! I made an awesome multigrain loaf last week and that rose how I think they should - but the wholewheat ones are always a visual disappointment and bloody heavy to eat!! I know they are going to be heavy and not rise much cos they never rise much when proving :(

Todays was quite wet, the recipe was something like 400g wholewheat (or other type) and 100g of white bread flour. So I'll definitely be trying half and half next time :D
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I substitute 50ml of the water for olive oil - it seems to keep the loaf moister for longer. Also use fresh yeast (if you don't already) - it's readily available in French supermarkets near us.
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Last night's baking becomes this morning's breakfast. White loaf for Mrs Mango, wholemeal for me. Flour courtesy of Gilchester Organics (unbleached in the case of the white flour).


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Those loaves look amazing!
mangocrazy wrote: Thu Feb 29, 2024 8:28 pm I substitute 50ml of the water for olive oil - it seems to keep the loaf moister for longer. Also use fresh yeast (if you don't already) - it's readily available in French supermarkets near us.
I keep buying fresh yeast and then actually baking :roll: And the nearest place that sells it is 40 mins away :( I need to plan better :D :D
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Well, totally failed on buy gravy granules (went to the valley but went to the wrong supermarket :roll: and didn't have the arm to go to the other one!!)! So I MTFU and made some :oops: - not too bad, but there were almost no juices from roasting the joint, so it was a mix of worcestershire, soy and marmite!!!

It's ok. Not great, but it was better than no gravy. The mint sauce helped :D

I know it's served in a bowl - lots of reasons, but spazzyness and lack of space for big plates AND bowls!! :D

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Chicken and leek pies! I've gat enough pastry and filling for about 4 or 6 more, just need to make space in the freezer :D :D

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