New Kitchen

At Last!

It’s taken 3 weeks but it’s done now. Top photo is before four days of tiling.

 

Pre-tiling
Pre-tiling

Double Ovens
Double Ovens

Oven springĀ 

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.

Real Bread

Over the last couple of years an occasional hobby has turned into quite a big obsession!

I used to bake the occasional sandwich loaf or tray of rolls but I gradually got into sourdough.  It took a while to get going but after reading a lot of books, following people on Instagram etc, things are now going very well.  All the family, including the dogs love sourdough.

I now have a larger Swedish mixer, an Ankarsrum Assistent, that means I can now knead a lot more dough.  Piccies below.

Yeasted white crusty rollsDSC_0035

Country Blonde sourdoughDSC_0085

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Assistent Mixer

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