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Bread making
#1
Does anyone on here make their own bread, and if so would they be interested in sharing recipes and info/tips? I'll kick things off by posting my best "own recipe" so far ....



This year I have made nearly all our bread (I got fed up paying for expensive rubbish in the Supermarket), I usually make the dough in the bread maker and finish it by hand, I find that gives the best results.



I have not found it easy to source good ingredients at reasonable cost, if anyone can recommend suppliers please let me know. The best On-line supplier of speciality flour & ingredients I have found so far is flourbin.com, I also use shipton-mill.com and would love to hear of other suppliers.
#2
I make my own bread ..not as often as i would like to as always busy , but i do like the Chocy chip bread . and so do the kids lol , i make one later and note the ingredients
#3
simple Wraps



1 cup plain flour

half a cup cornflour

salt and pepper to taste

enough water to make a smooth pourable paste



combine into a smooth dough the thickness of yorkshire pudding batter

cook like a pancake on a dry nonstick pan, you can vary the thickness of the wraps by making dough more or less runny.
#4
We hardly ever buy bread - make our own every couple of days (there's only the two of us so a loaf lasts at least this long). We add all sorts of things - sunflowers, pecans, cranberries, dried fruits, muesli, pumpkin seeds - hubby has just collected some poppy seeds from the garden poppies so will be putting them in next! Always tastes great and the grandkids love it. Must admit that our bread has been much better since we ordered an "improver" online and a couple of teaspoons makes all the difference between a stodgy close textured loaf and a lighter, well risen loaf. Both hub and I cant tolerate shop bought bread but our own .....Yummmmmm.........
#5
[quote name='Ali's Chooks' timestamp='1345931448' post='264251']

We hardly ever buy bread - make our own every couple of days (there's only the two of us so a loaf lasts at least this long). We add all sorts of things - sunflowers, pecans, cranberries, dried fruits, muesli, pumpkin seeds - hubby has just collected some poppy seeds from the garden poppies so will be putting them in next! Always tastes great and the grandkids love it. Must admit that our bread has been much better since we ordered an "improver" online and a couple of teaspoons makes all the difference between a stodgy close textured loaf and a lighter, well risen loaf. Both hub and I cant tolerate shop bought bread but our own .....Yummmmmm.........

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Got any details re the improver?
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#6
I think he gets it from fleabay in bulk but you can buy smaller packets. This might be the one - but others are available! [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200G-MULTI-PURPOSE-BREAD-DOUGH-IMPROVER-WITH-50g-OF-FREE-POPPY-SEEDS-/261083718549?pt=UK_HGKitchen_SmallApp_RL&hash=item3cc9cd6395"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200G-MULTI-PURPOSE-BREAD-DOUGH-IMPROVER-WITH-50g-OF-FREE-POPPY-SEEDS-/261083718549?pt=UK_HGKitchen_SmallApp_RL&hash=item3cc9cd6395[/url]
#7
Well that's interesting, I've never heard of that - will give it a go. In return, the best & cheapest yeast I've found is Fermipan red yeast, it's around £5 for a 500g pack but once opened I store it in the Freezer, it stays free-flowing and is easily the mst cost-effective dried yeast I've found as you only use about 7g per loaf.
#8
Thanks for that <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/thumbup1.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup1:' /> . Where do you buy it? Is it available in the supermarkets or do you have to order it from somewhere?



Friend bought me a pecan and cranberry loaf from M&S the other day - it was lovely so that's going to be mynew flavour (might do walnuts as dont have pecans though)
#9
I buy it on line, try Google and stockists?
#10
I have been making our own bread now for a year or so. I cheat by using a machine. Sometimes making a small loaf & sometimes using the machine to make the dough & finishing by hand to make rolls. There is nothing better than wedges of home made bread & jam (could be better than sex).

Have looked at the advert for bread improver's on Ebay it doesn't say what it's made of. I never use anything else accept a fifty/fifty mix of white & granary flours.

I have looked at various mills for buying flour in bulk but by the time delivery costs are added on, it's no cheaper than the supermarket.
#11
I have just ordered some improver from ebay after checking the ingredients which are: enzymes (don't know which?) milk and whey powder, emulsifiers,and some vegetable oil.
#12
Sorry to be such a kill joy but any chance you could just give the recipies in here <img src='http://poultrychat.com/oldforumIcons/style_emoticons/default/blush.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Blush' />


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