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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.
Yvonne and Richard hope you enjoy our products, available at selected locations in Torbay.
If you do, tell your friends so that we can grow. If you don't, please tell us, so that we can improve. Call on 07791 058070 or email at wellbread.brixham@gmail.com

Sunday, 12 October 2014


I read on my facebook feed that you could improve the flavour of bread by using the water from boiling potatoes or pasta in the recipe, instead of plain water. Apparently the starch in the water acts as a dough enhancer.
What a brilliant idea I thought, and so logical it makes you wonder why it isn't automatic. 

Although I already use this water for a gravy base, it gives me another thing to try. And as today is a bake for myself day, I decided to give it a go. I had just boiled the potatoes for our roast (Gammon since you ask) so I saved the water in the fridge, once it has cooled enough not to kill the yeast, I will make a Wholemeal loaf.

I use Organic Wholemeal flour and 70% hydration, so I needed 525ml of water for 750g of flour. This is just right for my 2lb loaf tins (too many units there!) but I'm sure you know what I mean. Anyhow, I mixed it up and left it to prove in my oven.

60 minutes later it had risen well,

so I shaped it and left it for a second rise, whilst the oven warmed up.

30 minutes later,

a cut across the top,
Then it went into the oven for 45 minutes.
Looks Nice! Now I just have to let it cool a bit before I can cut it.

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