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Offline Paul

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Second Quarter Recap
« on: February 23, 2011, 09:14:45 AM »
With bread number 42, Whole Wheat Bread with a Multi-Grain Soaker, we've now completed the second quarter of our recipe challenges. Yes, that means we've made it to the halfway point already!

So let's have a quick recap of what breads you have found amazing, which you wouldn't bother to redo, what surprised you of the last 21 or so breads.

Here's a list of the breads in question:

24   Oct 2010   Roasted Potato Bread
25   Oct 2010   Challah
26   Oct 2010   Pretzels
27   Nov 2010   Country Bread
28   Nov 2010   Horst Bandel's Black Pumpernickel
29   Nov 2010   Brioche
30   Dec 2010   Ciabatta with Stiff Biga
31   Dec 2010   Ciabatta with Poolish
32   Dec 2010   Ciabatta with Olive Oil & Wheat germ
33   Dec 2010   Semolina Bread with Soaker & Fennel Seed
34   Dec 2010   Irish Soda Bread
35   Jan 2011   Three-Stage 90% Sourdough Rye   
36   Jan 2011   Three-Stage 80% Sourdough Rye   
37   Jan 2011   Three-Stage 70% Sourdough Rye   
38   Jan 2011   Golden raisin Bread
39   Jan 2011   Pain de Mie
40   Feb 2011   Whole Wheat Bread
41   Feb 2011   Whole Wheat Bread with Hazelnuts & Currants
42   Feb 2011   Whole Wheat Bread with Multigrain Soaker
43   Feb 2011   Normandie Apple Bread
44   Feb 2011   Toast Bread

So what say you, Mellow Baker jury? Let's hear your overall views of these loaves!

A note to new members:

To those who have just joined us recently, don't worry that you "missed" any of these breads. Remember that we are selecting the breads we do randomly, there isn't a set order to follow other than what the random bread picker picked.So even if you start today and do the March breads, you can hop back and do any of the previous breads at your leisure and still post in the past threads.

Remember we're Mellow so do what suits you best!

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Re: Second Quarter Recap
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 07:43:36 AM »
Okay, I'll play!

Favorites  :drool:
* brioche!
* whole wheat levain with multigrain soaker
* pain de mie
* ciabatta with poolish

Only one I really didn't like at all  noway
* Irish soda bread

Surprises  :woot:
* I was surprised to love the brioche, since I've never met a brioche I liked before now.
* I successfully tackled the Horst-Bandel and my dad LOVED it!
* We actually really enjoyed the golden raisin bread (usually don't like fruit in our breads).

Missing  nopom
* Still haven't made the three-stage sourdough rye, but I will!!!
« Last Edit: March 18, 2011, 07:56:16 AM by Abby »

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Re: Second Quarter Recap
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 03:33:03 PM »
The ones I remember are: -

The darn Toast bread - someone keeps asking for it
Normandie Apple Bread - for the layers of flavours and the mysteries of cider
Challah - for the sheer satisfaction of finally tackling braiding
Horst Bandel - the challenge of the legend...
Ciabatta with Poolish - feel the fear and do it anyway
Brioche - personal favourite but sadly not for everyday!
Three Stage 80% rye bread - just a great bread - personal favourite no 2

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