Mellow Bakers: Hamelman Bread

Hamelman Bread FIRST ROUND March 2010 - January 2012 => Third Quarter => Third Quarter Wrap Up! => Topic started by: Paul on May 28, 2011, 09:02:29 AM

Title: End of the third quarter!
Post by: Paul on May 28, 2011, 09:02:29 AM
And with the Raisin and Walnut Sourdough Rye under our belt (literally and figuratively), we are now officially heading into the Final Quarter of the Hamelman Challenge!

Post any "AHA Moments" or surprises that you ran across over the last 20 or so breads, which loaves were instant faves at your house, which were total duds, new tricks and methods you were surprised by...

We'll be heading into the last bend staring next month. Are your baking horses still steaming ahead (to mix the metaphors a bit) or are they slowing down to a trot?  Will they rise to the challenge and spring into action right to the end?
Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: Natashya KitchenPuppies on May 29, 2011, 09:09:23 AM
Woot! I am so excited to be on the last quarter! Feeling very accomplished indeed.
I have baked one of the May ones, 2 to go, and am looking forward to June's and the last quarter. Otherwise I have done them all, including all the variations. Feeling pretty good about Bread!!

Thanks so much, Paul.  :-* :thankyou: :-* You are the best!

What's after this book? I'm already excited!!!  pompom
Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: ostwestwind on June 26, 2011, 05:41:22 AM
Except the Hot Cross buns, I did all the breads I think. I have only to post the June breads, only. Looking forwardt to the last quarter.
Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: Paul on June 26, 2011, 10:30:14 AM
I'm quite far behind on this quarter myself, with much of it happening while I was in a motor home moving 4000+ km across the country with very limited cooking space and, now in the new house, an untrustworthy oven, even though it's all shiny and stainless and such. So I'll try to go back and hit a few more if I can get the oven to stay at it's expected temp.

I'm having big-time bread baking withdrawals...  :wot?:

Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: sgratch on June 28, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
I for one am really sorry to be heading into the final quarter, but only because I was late joining in with you all and have so many breads to catch up with.

It would be great to know which are your 'must bake' breads so far, so I can start filling in the gaps.


Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: Melanie on June 29, 2011, 07:08:33 AM
I'm excited to be starting a new quarter, but so sad that it is the last.  I wish I had found this group earlier.  I love the site and am learning so much.  I sure hope another group starts after this one!!!  That would be so super.

I'm a little behind, but I am going to try really hard to keep up this last quarter pompom

Thank you for putting together such a cool group Paul!
Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: Sloan on July 25, 2011, 03:12:10 PM
As we move into the last quarter, I have a question.  Will we be doing any of the decorative and display projects from Chapter 10?  Anyone interested?

Sloan
http://www.hamelmanchallenge.blogspot.com/ (http://www.hamelmanchallenge.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: breadexperience on July 27, 2011, 02:57:26 PM
Wow!  The last quarter.  How did that happen? I really need to catch up.  If I can keep from re-injuring my arm (again), I'm going to try and bake as many as I can.  Happy Baking Everyone!
Title: Re: End of the third quarter!
Post by: Paul on August 11, 2011, 01:54:36 PM
Sloan:

What we do next is still being discussed (see the What Next? (http://mellowbakers.com/index.php/topic,1100.0.html) topic) so that would be something to mull over.

And speaking of... I'm still hoping to see more input from every Mellow Baker, old timers or new and even those just contemplating hopping in. "We" should choose what we do next, not just me.