Plenty of farmers bake! But yesterday I was tired ( the mill has exploded with orders what with the holiday season AND the new website). So I was feeling a little weary.
Plus I am writing a blog on the website too. So that needed to be done yesterday. Pop in if you would like – learning a new system means I am slower at compiling that blog plus the readers are not my friends like you all are.
Anyway I was tired and not wanting to talk to anyone so I baked like a crazy person all day made notes and wrote out the recipes. I hauled out all my flours and just baked.
While all the dough was rising I visited all my animals.
Tidied some of the back yards.
Admired the big girls …
And put a big round of straw in with the little not-so-little pigs so they could play in it.
Mr Flowers and his growing tail.
I was doing a lot of experimenting do not all the baking was successful in a conventional sense but every loaf taught me something so I call each failure a success in this way.
This loaf ( above) I rolled cheese and Spanish paprika into. It did not work really but was incredibly tasty. Next time I will use less cheese and roll the dough out thinner.
This loaf ( below) was made with a soft low gluten wheat called Frederick – a cake flour usually – it is a low profile loaf but quite good for an experiment. Not technically a bread flour though. But with care I think I can get a better loaf.
There were four more ordinary loaves that did not even get in front of the camera.
It is very relaxing – baking.
I think my retail department ( I have employed another person) will have one more fast week then things should calm down.
It snowed in the night. That secretive silent type of snow. Everything is white and cold but not too cold.
Time to get moving! If I am not out that door by 5.50 I am behind.