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Well Bread! is a small supplier of Artisan Breads and baked goods, local to Brixham in glorious South Devon.
We specialise in Organic Sourdoughs, made with Spelt and Rye, as well as Sweet and Savoury Rolls, Ciabatta and Focaccia.
We also make savoury snacks in a variety of flavours.
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Thursday, 24 July 2014

Serendipity, Cider Bread and Digestive Biscuits

Several cases of Serendipity this week.

I found a recipe in a Nigel Slater book for bread made with Milk and Cider, sounds like my sort of thing I thought, rather eerily I then found a bottle of Bays Cider in the local shop, "buy me" it screamed so I did, and now of course I must marry the two.

Bays, incidentally is a local brewer, the Beers are fantastic so I'm sure the Cider will be. http://baysbrewery.co.uk/

Back to the bread, if you've seen the book you will know it uses Spelt and White flour, with the Milk and Cider to get a distinctive flavour.

Well that was the 5am job today, and after following the recipe (not one of my strong points) I ended up with this,

I think my oven must be on a slope because all my loaves seem to have risen more at one end, while I wait for it to cool I can tell you about my next project.

I'm always looking for a use for my sourdough starter discard, and I found online a recipe for Sourdough Digestive Biscuits that looked like a good way of using it up. Funnily enough I then saw an idea for the same thing on Facebook, and on another website that I hadn't seen before.  I expect I'll keep finding it everywhere now.

Anyhow after all that prompting, I thought I'd better have a go, they came out rather well, maybe a bit more salt next time, but they were so good that I experimented with a few chocolate covered ones as well.

Maybe the chocolate was a bit thick, but who's counting. There's none left so that should tell you something.
The Cider bread has cooled a bit, so its time to take a look, nice open crumb,

and of course a taste, its slightly caramel and sweet, it would be nice with cheese, its a pity you can't smell it from the blog.

So with all the co-incidence, I still haven't done the things I intended to do, but that'll be a job for next week. Unless something better comes along.

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