I hope your baking is upbeat now that winter beckons. I have always thought baking is a splendid occupation for the wintry end of the year, but as an Australian I used to find it a trifle wearing in summer. And when there was a spell of very hot weather like a heat wave, nobody wanted to eat much, so the baker would be caught with a depressingly high level of waste, and the pigs and hens would get lucky.
The photo for this newsletter chimes with our Bakers’ Topic – malt. These rich and glossy milk loaves have added malt as well as egg glaze. See the normal crust colour of the plait and French splits behind them.Continue Reading