Clearly the Rye Sourdough went down well, as I have an order for another two this week, as well as some more of the dairy free teacakes.
I'm making a Cinnamon loaf for Tuesday, and want to try the making the Beetroot and Onion as well, so that I could take some samples round.
I'm also struggling with a name for the range, I quite like "Artisan Bites" or just "Bites" and have to make a decision before I order the labels (500 so no going back)
There's a bit of capital outlay, a heat sealer, bags and the labels to get, so I need to get it right before I start, as I will need to sell quite a few bags to get that back. Problem is, to get a decent price you need to order several hundred of anything, and there's no guarantee of the sales to justify it. I guess that it's the same for all new ventures, which makes it more important to do it right the first time. I know the product is sound, so it all comes down to the package, as there won't be a chance for sampling the sealed bags.
Anyway, to the Beetroot and Onion Bread. Basically it's two doughs, one of each flavour (Obviously) braided together for a contrast. The beetroot dough is made like a normal one, just using beetroot juice in place of the water with small chunks of chopped beetroot added to it as well.
After a mix and prove, they were ready to plait. I tried various shapes and textures,
Then a second rise and into the oven. And although I say it myself, they didn't come out too bad!
Now all I have to do is persuade someone to sell them.