Having settled home, I’ve been on the mood for more luxurious bread baking. I’ve been wanting to create breads with nice crust and depth in flavor. In other words – I’m using a lot of sourdough again.
Therefore, I’ve been browsing my way through internet finding recipes with sourdough to test. I must say I’ve really taken a huge liking to Bread cetera, for the quantities and times and everything just works. The breads turn out good, which is not always the case when trying out other peoples’ recipes…
Well, this weekend I baked some Pain de Beaucaire – it’s basic white bread with both sourdough and commercial yeast. And it was delicious! My creation still doesn’t quite match the original, for the seam closed instead of opening. Still, I’m heck of a proud getting out this good results with my little oven. And managed to develop a slight crust, too, for I finally possess a spray bottle (was a huge investment of a 1€).
Also baked a cake. I guess I could say it’s a Finnish cheesecake, for it’s totally dominating the Google-results when searching for “juustokakku” (cheesecake in Finnish).
And one has to bake some quick breads, too. So here’s one. Let’s call it a Pain de Grille, to make it special.
Next I’m aiming to test Pain Normand. Just have a little obstacle to overcome, for our supermarket didn’t sell any cider and the recipe calls for it. Carlos was wondering if it’s a seasonal product in Germany – only for winter. I wouldn’t know, in Finland it’s available throughout the year and can be found even in the smallest store. Well, have to see if I find some from downtown, or then beer will have to do. That is always available here…