Monday, November 15, 2010

Wholemeal Bread

Today's baking effort was wholemeal bread.  I just used the recipe in my breadmaker's manual, but I used the dough cycle and baked it in a loaf tin.  This is the first time I've made a "proper" loaf of bread.
The dough went into the loaf tin and then into the small side of my sink into which I had put an inch of hot water and an upturned plate.
I placed a tea towel over the top like so:

And left it there for about 30-45 minutes.  It ended up like this:

Woohoo!  But I think the tea towel flattened out the dough a bit.  Next time I might use less water and a plate with smaller sides so the loaf has more room to rise.  Anyhoo...into the oven it went and 30 minutes later it looked like this:

Altogether a fairly successful experiment.

On a Thermomix note, I spoke to my Sydney consultant today.  She's lovely.  Hopefully we shall see some action and a delivery this week.  All my fingers and toes are crossed!


  1. That bread looks absolutely delicious. I want a slice and a cuppa!

  2. Your comment inspired me, Jude. I had a toasted slice with butter and honey this morning with a cuppa...delicious!