As well as photography I have another passion that I am equally fond of; bread making. There’s nothing like fresh-baked bread, especially a loaf you have made yourself, to get your taste buds going.
When I make bread I usually make a couple of different types. This week it was Ale Bread and Ciabatta. I don’t use packet mixes, it’s good old-fashioned strong bread flour, yeast, salt, butter or oil and liquid. Combined in a bowl and worked by hand.
Ale bread uses a strong dark beer as the liquid component and the resulting bread has a nutty taste, dark brown texture and light consistency. Perfect for rustic style sandwiches.
The image above shows the bread dough on final proving before being baked in the oven.
Baked in the oven at 210 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes changes the dough to a loaf ready to eat, Once it’s cooled of course.
That’s it for this week. Have you ever tried making bread? Was it successful?