Sourdough

 

 

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Not sure what to call this, a bloomer maybe? Cooked in a Bakery Bits Ltd Oblong Baker

Great colour though

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Vegtrug update

 

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A second planting of little gem lettuce, carrots ready to crop, strawberries and dwarf french beans.  We like it so much, we bought a second one!

 

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1.5Kg Tartine – style sourdough

Possibly one of my best, although I can’t see myself winning any prizes for scoring for a few more years! Nice glossy, open crumb.

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Sourdough

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Well, that’s not bad😊

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Sourdough Day

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Tartine style, bench rest

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Vegtrug Mesh Cover

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Sort of unreasonably excited!  I can grow Rocket, Broad Beans, and cabbagy stuff without fear of blackfly, greenfly and cabbage whites:-)

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Vegtrug Cover

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Hooray!!  The frame and cover for the Vegtrug finally arrived!

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Porridge sourdough

This was a great success, great taste and texture. Thanks to Jordan Bourke for the recipe from his book, Healthy Baking.

Highly recommended! #notmuchleft

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Spring lettuce

The lettuce is doing well so far. Still not sure about the carrots, but to be fair, we  had an “almost frost” a few days ago so we were quite lucky to have anything left. I wish Vegtrug would hurry up and get the greenhouse frame in stock. What a time to run out of them!

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Oven spring 

In the absence of steam, the best way to get maximum oven spring, in my opinion, is a cast iron Dutch oven. It holds in the steam and gives the dough time to rise while still soft.

Here is one of mine after 30 minutes with the lid on.

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