Archive for the ‘Breads & Bakes’ Category
Farmstay Guests try their hand at making bread at Acres Wild Farmstay.
Decided to share some of the fun and some of the work of making bread with our farmstay guests. Here is a set of young ones who took it seriously and we made some bread in various shapes. Sadly those got eaten before I could remember to take photos. But here is a photo of my first batch of students making bread.
Here is how the pita bread came out with whole wheat flour. Does swell up and you can make the pocket very easily. Nevertheless I think a higher temp in the oven would help. My oven goes only to 250 deg C. 20 or 30 deg higher would surely help.
Ok we got it right later but I am going to put up this photo of our first attempt at pita bread turned into a sandwich but actually the pita bread itself did not puff up properly as it should to create a pocket in the middle. I realised that it was for 2 reasons. We used white flour instead of whole wheat and the oven temperature was not high enough. Anyway the sandwich looks good and tasted too with bocconcini cheese, tomatoes and jalepenos (grown here too). Got it right later with whole wheat flour and 250 deg C temp.
Attempted to make baguette today. Made a mistake in the recipe but end result was pretty ok. Crust came out the way it should. Later in the evening Tina decided to pull out the bocconcini cheese she had made a few days back and so it was a humble farmers dinner 🙂 of mixed vegetable soup with bocconcini, tomato and pepper toasted in the oven on slices of baguette. Sorry don’t have photos of that but soon once I get this bread done better.
Here is my first Quiche that we made along with the bread yesterday. Heck I did not even know what that was before this 🙂 But it came out really well. Yes it is mainly mushrooms and some of our grated parmesan in the filling. The first attempt got stuck to the bowl as we did not butter the inside of the bowl. This one popped out fine. Don’t miss the touch of fennel sprig on the top 🙂