Author Topic: The Bread Thread  (Read 36885 times)

Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #500 on: July 27, 2020, 12:52:08 pm »
To be honest, it's a toy. A friend recommended it and MrsC suggested we might get one. This was just as lockdown was starting, I'd had a bonus from work and it seemed like a good idea. It will be most useful for some of the recipes we make for re-enacting demonstrations. It can be easier to get whole barley than barley flour at times, for instance.
But mostly it's a toy.

I will keep the panel informed it we do find any real advantages.
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Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #501 on: July 29, 2020, 01:58:05 pm »
Is it like grinding your own coffee beans?

Isn't that more to do with getting the right grind for your coffee maker for the best extraction?

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Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #502 on: July 29, 2020, 03:23:49 pm »
Is it like grinding your own coffee beans?

Isn't that more to do with getting the right grind for your coffee maker for the best extraction?

Exactly. I'm assuming the grain grinder is adjustable for required level of coarseness - from semolina to tipo 00.

Grinding your own coffee beans is also to do with freshness, but I imagine that's less of a concern with grains for breadmaking.
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Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #503 on: July 29, 2020, 03:41:38 pm »
It is adjustable.  Not sure it will go quite as fine as 00 but it’s pretty good.
More experimentation is needed.
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Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #504 on: August 05, 2020, 06:57:10 pm »
Online baking suppliers seem to be more or less back to normal stock levels.

I just ordered a 16kg sack of Shipton Mill No.4, which I've seen recommended elsewhere. I didn't go for the Canadian because I've read that while it has higher protein content, so gives a more impressive rise, it's not as good as the No.4 for flavour. I might try the Canadian another time though.
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Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #505 on: August 07, 2020, 10:16:36 am »
I just ordered a 16kg sack of Shipton Mill No.4...

And the delivery arrived this morning, which is surprisingly quick - especially given that the courier was Parcelfarce.
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Re: The Bread Thread
« Reply #506 on: August 08, 2020, 08:52:53 am »
I’m loving the shipton mill light malt house at the moment, with rye in my starter.