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mellman01
mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
edited 20. Feb 2010, 07:48 in Community Chit-chat archive
After watching the hairy bakers making bread the other night I got all enthused and decided to give it a go so out came the laptop and I found their site and a simple bread recipe, well I don’t do technical! , my last 3 attempts can only be called 1st degree doughaside.
Well not this time, it’s bloody lovely we’ve all been eating it and now I have to make another loaf today!.
I don’t know why but bread making seems to be a middle aged man thing, I know a few guy’s my age that also bake bread but I don’t know of any woman that do!. Why is that? so are there any ladies on here who do??. :?:

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  • valval
    valval Member Posts: 14,911
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    used to but then went back to work after having lads so not enough time and bread got so cheap and my lot like it better so do not bother. also not enough energy these days lol
    val
  • snowball
    snowball Member Posts: 3,465
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Morning Mell I get my brother to make me bread now and again (he trained at college to be a baker) or my mum does me some in her bread machine.
    julie
    ((((hugs)))) n xxxxx to ya all
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Wow so there are ladies who have and do make their own!.
    I'm under orders to make a whole grain one today so this time I'm gonna make two one white one brown, I'm also thinking of changing my name on here to dusty to celebrate!.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    mellman01 wrote:
    After watching the hairy bakers making bread the other night I got all enthused and decided to give it a go so out came the laptop and I found their site and a simple bread recipe, well I don’t do technical! , my last 3 attempts can only be called 1st degree doughaside.
    Well not this time, it’s bloody lovely we’ve all been eating it and now I have to make another loaf today!.
    I don’t know why but bread making seems to be a middle aged man thing, I know a few guy’s my age that also bake bread but I don’t know of any woman that do!. Why is that? so are there any ladies on here who do??. :?:

    Last tiem I did that Mell

    I used the bread as a frisbie :oops:

    Love

    Toni x :wink:
  • gickygawky
    gickygawky Member Posts: 478
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I love baking bread! Although I can't always guarantee the quality of my produce! :D

    I like making breads that you fill with bits and pieces from the fridge like eggs, bacon, tomatoes etc and then you roll it up into a loop or a scroll and it's like a meal in itself! I think my idea for this came from a Jamie recipe somewhere along the line and I think he also does a banana and nutella one for people with sweet teeth like me!

    A x
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mel

    I used to make bread and bread rolls all the time. Now the family have left we do not eat so much bread so I don't bother.

    I always have currant buns I make, in the freezer though - they last quite a time as when I make them I really go for it and use 31bs of flour to make it all worthwhile.

    I also make Finnish "pulla" which involves yeast so again always go for the 3lb bag of flour. I don't make the bread but buns. Got to keep up the tradition, having a Finnish mum :D:lol:

    Good for you for making bread. :D

    Luv
    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • moonseed
    moonseed Member Posts: 289
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Make it all the time. I know what's in it then too - i.e. no preservatives!
    Steph

    PS It's lovely hot, straight out of the oven with lashings of cold butter on!
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi rehab I did this one on here,http://www.goodtoknow.co.uk/recipes/150713/Bread-dough

    Mind you I've just made 2 and me arm feel like flippin bopeye's now,I just went to pick up me earl gray and threw it over me shoulder!.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Balti for me Rehab :D:D
    Friday night innit??
    Enjoy your meal
    Toni xx
  • ninakang
    ninakang Member Posts: 1,367
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    I'm afraid I would monopolise any food threads as I practically never stop eating. Yesterday, I had:

    A rasberry and blueberry smoothie
    A sausage and egg muffin and hash brown
    A curry mix (I love chip shop curry sauce)
    Chicken curry and rice
    Pizza

    I like most foods and adore sushi but don't have it often because it's so expensive.

    Nx
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,306
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Musscles UUURRRRGGHHHHH!, can't eat any one footed sea critters I have an intolerance of the little buggers it's a pity as I like the tast just can't keep them dowm.

    Had stir fry last night, prawns in Thai lemmon grass sauce noodles and stri fried veg vey nice, tend to eat it a lot these days.
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    There is a Recipe Thread on here that was started in November 2007 and the last posting on it was November 2009.......

    E x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • moonseed
    moonseed Member Posts: 289
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    elnafinn wrote:
    There is a Recipe Thread on here that was started in November 2007 and the last posting on it was November 2009.......

    E x

    Got to have a look at that. What name was it so it's easier to find?
    Steph
  • gickygawky
    gickygawky Member Posts: 478
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi there,

    I have had a dig around and have found this one from Jamie's ' Happy Days with the Naked Chef.

    Rolled Bread of Parma Ham, Nice Cheese, Egg and Basil

    Basic Bread Recipe

    1kg strong bread flour
    625ml tepid water
    30g fresh yeast or 3 x 7g dried yeast sachets
    2 tbs sugar
    2 level tbs sea salt
    extra flour for dusting

    He suggests you make a well in the flour on the bench and pour half the water in with yeast, sugar and salt and stir with a fork. Then slowly combine the flour from the edge of the well until the middle is a bit like a porridge consistency and add the rest of the water. Combine and make more stodgy. Then knead the dough for 4 or 5 mins. Flour the top of the dough put ina bowl, cover with clingfilm and rest for half an hour so it doubles in size. When it's ready bash it or squash it for 30 seconds and then you cans shape it the way you want etc...

    For the filling

    10 slices parma ham
    8 eggs boiled
    400g cheese grated - although I use mozerella
    2 handfuls of basil leaves
    sun dried tomatoes, or plum toms
    olives
    extra virgin olive oil
    salt and pepper

    Shape dough into a long rectangle about 1 cm thick. Pile on your bits and pieces, drizzle with oil and season. Fold dough over top to make a cylinder shape then bring each end in to make a donut shape and overlap dough ends to join it up. Pop on baking tin and into 180C oven for 35mins.

    Let us know how you get on if you give it a go - it is really tasty and very easy. The banana and nutella one was (i think) just chopped banana and lashings of nutella sprinkled with crushed hazelnuts all folded up from what I recall
    Arna x :D



    rehab44 wrote:
    gickygawky wrote:
    I love baking bread! Although I can't always guarantee the quality of my produce! :D

    I like making breads that you fill with bits and pieces from the fridge like eggs, bacon, tomatoes etc and then you roll it up into a loop or a scroll and it's like a meal in itself! I think my idea for this came from a Jamie recipe somewhere along the line and I think he also does a banana and nutella one for people with sweet teeth like me!

    A x
    I do like the thought of that.. any recipes A?
    F
  • elnafinn
    elnafinn Member Posts: 7,412
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    moonseed wrote:
    elnafinn wrote:
    There is a Recipe Thread on here that was started in November 2007 and the last posting on it was November 2009.......

    E x

    Got to have a look at that. What name was it so it's easier to find?
    Steph

    Hi Steph

    I have bumped up the Recipe thread for you. :D

    Luv
    Elna x
    The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the best of everything.

    If you can lay down at night knowing in your heart that you made someone's day just a little bit better, you know you had a good day.
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,493
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Well done Elna

    I used to love that thread :)

    Toni x
  • joanlawson
    joanlawson Member Posts: 8,681
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Mell

    I've only just come in on this thread. My Grandad was a Master Baker, and I was brought up in a bakery, so bread is in my blood, you might say. I learned from an early age how to knead the dough, and I was always made to stand well back when the big oven was opened. Happy days!

    The result is that I LOVE baking bread because the smell takes me back to my childhood. There is nothing like the taste of bread still warm from the oven.
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