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Ray's Onion and Bay loaf

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:58 am
by garlicbuddha
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This is a great loaf and my favourite from the September breads. Like Mal, I am not a great fan of white bread so if I am going to make it I want it to be special. And this is special! I made it last Sunday so had the time to follow the recipe more closely than usual.

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I added a bit more onion because I had chopped it up already. I had some fresh bay leaves and organic milk but I used a little dried yeast instead of fresh.

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The steeped onions smelled lovely!

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When you bring the mixture together it feels a little ragged...

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... but becomes smooth with folding and kneading.

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I opted to prove in a basket

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The dough looked great before going into the oven. I slashed it... The recipe doesn't seem to suggest this and I am unsure why that would be.

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Its a great looking loaf.

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The bread has soft moist crumb that stayed fresh for days and the taste is great especially with soups or couple with a mature cheddar.

Re: Ray's Onion and Bay loaf

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:12 pm
by Mal
Hey Ray - Great loaf, and great pics.

Good to see you bouncing back on the board!

Re: Ray's Onion and Bay loaf

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:30 pm
by garlicbuddha
Thanks Mal, good to catch up on a few recipes.