Bread Angels get together for a reunion

Earlier this year Bread Angels got together for a reunion.  This is something we try to do at least once a year.  We bake bread, discuss bread, eat bread and meet new angels whom we have not yet met.

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Ooo! It’s you! Hello!

This year the BAs compared different recipes for ciabatta.  There is no one recipe for ciabatta and everyone has their favourite. The amount of biga, the hydration, the shaping method – they all create huge variation in the final product.

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One way of shaping ciabatta

I have tested so many recipes and have my favourite, recorded here on the occasion of the great ciabatta bake off.

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Carrying a tray of ciabatta dough

Gaye’s favourite is adapted from a recipe from Wayne Caddy (you have to know him to get the recipe – lucky Gaye!)

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A lot of eating goes on…

Most of the time, though, we eat bread and talk about bread.

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Now THAT’S interesting, how did you do that?

We look at bread, compare bread, and swap recipes and techniques.

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It’s a wonderful community and one of the perks of being a micro baker in our Bread Angels network.  Supportive, generous, kind and like minded.  What a splendid community and what a huge contribution to the world of real bread.  They are all WONDERFUL bakers, teachers, and all round people.  Click here to take the microbakery course and join our community today.

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What a lovely host of Bread Angels
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