Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Good result from an error

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Strong white bread flour is normally stored in my pretty ceramic flour container. Deciding to bake 'potato' bread at the tail end of last week, I thought I might try a half and half version for a change. As it happened, I had inadvertently put strong brown flour in my container so we ended up with 100% wholemeal and it was delicious. It stayed as fresh as the normally white version which is one of the best stay fresh breads I bake.

I was a bit heavy handed wiping water on the tops of the loaves before baking hence their flat tops:
I also saved us about a couple of bap sized pieces of dough to make some lunch. Each piece was rolled as flat as possible before being half filled with cheese and tomato, then baked for 15 - 20 minutes in a hot oven. To all intents and purposes it was a baked version of a toasted sandwich and was great:
We had one each for lunch followed by fresh fruit.

Yesterday I made yoghurt, more bread and some cakes:

My margarine was a little hard so I used the microwave to defrost it and it went too far. In the end, I added dry semolina to the mix and it was fine. The tarts are mincemeat Bakewell and the semolina gives them a nice crunchy top.



9 comments:

  1. What a brilliant idea for the baked 'toasted' sandwich! Your loaves always look delicious.

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    1. Thank you. Usually but not always, we pinch a bit of dough for lunch whilst the bread is still rising.

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  2. What a brilliant idea for a 'toasted sandwich'. I'd never have thought of doing that.

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    1. I was being lazy but it worked out well. Secret is to roll the dough very thin.

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  3. A splendid idea about the toasted sarnie. I will copy it, please. I suppose it is similar to that pizza thing - what's it called - calzone!
    J x

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    1. Was far thinner and with only the same amount of filling as a toasted sandwich.

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  4. The bread looks lovely. I love mincemeat anytime of the year.

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  5. I really shouldn't read your blog when I'm hungry - it all looks lovely!

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