Latest Focaccia (best)

This bread was nice and soft, with a great taste and it makes heavenly toast! The main difference between this and my other ones, is I only used milk for this one; no water. It had a strange yellow tinge. I don’t know if it came from the olive oil or the cheese – I …

Chili

Chili with Chocolate mince garlic onion tomatoes: 2 cartons chopped, a few cherry tomatoes thyme rosemary salt, pepper, cumin, chili dark chocolate beef stock cube olive oil I started by caramelising the finely chopped onion (added salt), then adding the (500g) minced beef. I drained off the excess fat and added the finely chopped garlic …

Slight Change in Focaccia Mix

700g Marriages Strong Flour 500g Semi-skimmed milk (added about 50ml water to loosen to my feel) 16.5g Salt (new change: tastes nice, and possibly aids toasting) 12g yeast Spice Rub Cumin seeds Coriander seeds salt n pepper cloves chili Filling “Crunchy Cheddar” Rosemary Garlic The bread was mixed and kneaded instantly – no long ferment. …

Stilton and Garlic Focaccia

700g Marriages’ Strong White Flour 500g Semi-skimmed milk 12g Fresh Yeast 12g Salt Lug of olive oil Added a touch of water, to get the feel I wanted (still was a bit much moisture, I used Gilchester’s Organic White, to form with, it’s very “thirsty” spelt flour). 24 hour fermentation, formed, folded, covered in olive …

Focaccia new baking time

700g marriages flour 500g ss milk (add water if too dry. This mix was a bit wet, actually) 12g fresh yeast 12g salt A dash of olive oil Roughly 24 hour fermentation. Baking Spray water with every turn. Oven full heat (240°) 5 minutes on 2nd from top shelf, turn then bake another 5 minutes …

New focaccia experiment

Fucked it up. 🙁 Well pissed off. I think I just didn’t let it rise for long enough. I won’t know until I try again. It took a long time to bake – 1hr 10 minutes. 9 minutes out of the tray. (Turning every 20 minutes, and spraying with every turn). But it wasn’t much …

Latest Focaccia

Update: The bread came out very well, lovely and soft but also under baked. I think I’ll use the middle shelf, gas mark 6 for 20 minutes then rotate for another 20 minutes. Then bake off the tray for 5 minutes, check it and maybe another 5 minutes if it’s not sounding hollow enough. If …

Lentil Soup

Beautiful lentil soup. Lentils, garlic, cumin, carrot. Onion. Salt n pepper. Chilli.Turmeric. Potato. Olive oil. Boil, take the water out (keep it!) put some chunks of vegetables to the side. Blend the mix in the pan, add the water back in, blending it. Season. Delicious.

Latest Focaccia

700g Marriages’ Strong Bread Flour 320g tepid water 200g tepid milk 12g fresh yeast 12g salt I didn’t use all of the water, I used my senses to feel when the mix was “right”. I did use all of the milk though, because I wanted the fat in it. This time I think I dropped …

Three focaccia batch

I tripled the focaccia mix. I’m making one for me, one for my dad and one for Dario. Everything went well until I had to divide it into three: my scales decided not to display it. I got there eventually, but incorporated more flour than I’d like. One went in the freezer…. Dad’s cos I …