Bread of Heaven or in my case Bread of Great British Bake Off. This week The Great British Bake Off made three different types of bread:-
3d Bread Sculpture
My first bake was the 3d sculpture and after looking into a theme I came up with the idea of a Yin & Yang shape. My design was made from a batch of white bread and brown bread. I wasn’t convinced it was going to turn out as well as it did as the white bread rose a lot more than the brown bread when proving however the final result was an even bake. I also had some dough left so I made some bread rolls to have with my lunch (yum yum).
For my second bake I made baguettes. A baguette is made from a normal bread dough recipe but the proving time is double and when the baguette is baked a roasting tin of hot water is placed in the bottom of the oven to create steam which gives the baguette a crust. This bake went a bit wonky as my final shape was a lot larger than a normal baguette but it did taste like a baguette and was delicious straight out of the oven with lashings of butter
My final bake for this week a quick bread. A quick bread is a Soda bread and the reason it is called a quick bread is because it has no proving time and the kneading is very minimal. I used a normal soda bread recipe and I added my own twist by adding some mexican flavours (cumin, chilli, paprika, oregano and coriander). I always find soda bread doughy so I liked the idea of adding some spices to the bread to take away from the doughy taste.