Sourdough in a cloche

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Finished sourdough baked in bread cloche

With a new cloche to try, let's see what difference it makes to a sourdough. I used the same process for everything else, just a different pot to cook in! 


Introducing: a cloche

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Red bread cloche

We got a new bread cloche from Emile Henry. No, I didn't know what one was either. Basically, it's designed to replicate the conditions of a bread oven.


A spelt loaf

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Finished spelt loaf on wire rack

I'd bought a packet of spelt flour a while ago, but hadn't yet got round to baking with it. Spelt is apparently a great substitute to wheat flour, is packed full of vitamins and high in protein. Would it be difficult to bake with?


A boule in a day

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A boule in a day

The days are getting shorter, and colder, so will this affect my baking?

Obviously, colder temperatures will mean that proofing would take longer, but what about the fact we're home all day (because of Covid) and we have central heating?


A longer loaf

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A longer loaf resting on a wire rack

We popped into a local kitchen shop whilst holidaying in Wales, and was delighted to see they had a selection of banneton baskets.