Friday, 28 September 2012
Onion & bay loaf
Its been quiet on the Mellow Bakers site but I have been catching up on some of the suggested recipes in this past week. Expect four posts on Dan Lepard's wonderful recipes this week!
This onion and bay loaf was a hit. Buy the book for the recipe but its basically a white sourdough loaf with 300g onions steeped in boiling milk and a handful of bay leaves. Tasty.
This is a simple adulterated white sourdough recipe and one that I will definitely keep in my repertoire.
I brought the mixture together in a rough mixture.
With a bit of kneading the dough was evidently smoother...
I chose to prove it it my cane banneton (though the dough was a little over-sized!)
It looked good going into the oven. I slashed it with a cross though dan's recipe and photograph chose not to.
But I was pleased with the result
I prefer my white sourdoughs with flavoursome additions and the onion and bay leaves work well together.
Another winning recipe from Dan's book.