Topic: Bread for the Family for Christmas
This has taken me a while to get back to.
Over Christmas, like many of you I'm sure, we had lots of people round for Christmas and the surrounding period. We get through a lot of bread so I wend on a mission for an afternoon. Mainly just tin loaves but a couple of hand crafted loaves and buns thrown in.
As always when the kitchen is busy it is warm the hardest problem I had with these was timing. There isn't an exact time for proving your bread and it depends on environemental conditions loads. As I'm always taking up loads of room in the Kitchen with bread proving I had to cook on both the Aga and electic cooker in the picture.
When cooking bread on an Aga you many not know the exact tempereture for the timings. In this scenario you need to check your bread. When you think it is ready get it out and tap it on the back. The sound should be a hollow thud.
Anyone else have a bit of a baking session over Christmas? Anyone make their own Christmas Pudding or Christmas Cake? I would love to hear or see some pictures.