This is all in aid of the upcoming "Love Life!" event in Brixham on May 15th, where I will be displaying my wares? and offering samples and information about all things Sourdough.
I made up the sponges last night for Ciabatta, Focaccia and a Walnut Loaf.
By morning I mixed doughs and left to rise for a couple of hours, then I shaped them and left for an hour while the oven warmed up. The Walnut bread was an hour behind the other two so it could be baked as the Ciabatta and Focaccia came out.
Pre baking they looked like this, not a lot of rise but I was expecting good spring.
Baking has taught me patience,I do get excited with a new recipe though and want to get it in the oven as soon as possible.
An hour later they were ready to go,
And after a 25 minute bake,
Now I have to be patient again to let them cool before cutting to inspect the internal structure.
Well they are not too bad and the taste is good enough, maybe I'll just let them prove a little longer next time.
Meanwhile the Walnut bread is in, with steam.
And the result.