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Mellow Bakers comes to the end of Bread

The final breads for Mellow Bakers from ‘Bread’ by Jeffrey Hamelman are:

  1. the Five Grain Levain (P 174)
  2. the Two Semolina breads (these use that very fine rimacinata or durum wheat flour that is quite hard to find in the UK)  (P 135 and P 137)
  3. The Roasted Garlic Levain on Page 183

and then the Mellow Bakers will have baked their way through the entire oeuvre. Well, some brilliant bakers have done it, I didn’t quite manage it, but so it goes. I’m going to have a serious crack at getting these done though as they all look like great recipes.

The pics at the top are nothing to do with these breads as I haven’t made them yet but what is a bread post without pictures?

So if you’re wondering what to bake this month, we’d love you to join in with this final set of breads, dig out some garlic from your stores and make roast garlic yumminess, you can use it in other dishes too,  and post about it on your blog, or tweet a photo, or send me a link or post about it here on the Mellow Bakers forum. It’s never too late to be Mellow about your baking.

Due to the old banner being a different size to the new one it has vanished from the Mellow Bakers Pages which is sad but here it is for those of you who haven’t seen it.

Pane con semola di grano duro rimacinata x 2

Having finally found the right flour I made two lots of bread on the same day with it to celebrate!

First I mixed up Celia’s yummy ciabatta style bread which uses fridge cold water and a mixture of bread flour and rimacinata.  This chilly dough naturally takes a long time to prove in the English climate, almost like retarding the dough in the fridge overnight.

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