Tuesday 14 April 2015
Flour Is Not Just Flour
After reading on several blogs about bread flour from Lidl being so cheap I bought some as I was coming to the end of the flour I had, well you get what you pay for I just didn't like the bread it produced, I then went on to try some from Tesco again a dense heavy bread, so I return to buying my flour from the mill
Last year I had a sack of brad flour from this mill and I was impressed with the quality, the previous year I had flour from another mill who's name I cannot remember.
My previous sack run out about a month ago that is when I tried the alternatives.
I buy it in 16kg sacks this time round I had Rustic Crunch brown which has seeds in it cost £27.13 works out at roughly 85p a loaf and the White cost £30 roughly 94p a loaf, it came with free delivery it may work our slightly dearer but the quality is far better.
I have stored it in these barrels
labelled so I know what is what and they can be kept in the side porch were it is nice and cool, flour should be stored in airtight containers and kept in cool conditions I think that is part of the problems with shops, they are so warm.
This is the loaf is made today with the seeded flour
I also made a batch of bread rolls from the white and they are in the freezer for the week-end
While I had the labeller out
I labelled the animal food bins, they usually stay in there order but sometimes when they are getting refilled they get shuffled around the you ave to open them to find the one you are looking for.
As I was in the barn I decided to cover the top of the brooder with chicken wire
I can now leave the barn door open when I am coming and going and not worry about cats or Kara taking a fancy to the babies, Wednesday is on the left, Friday in the middle and little Sunday following behind on the right, what a difference a few days make between them.
I made a start with planting out one of the borders
This summer jasmine was desperate to get into the ground, I have strung wire across the fence for it to scramble over.
I got more seeds sown today, Beans in the greenhouse, celery snowball turnips and bulb fennel outdoors. While sowing seeds and doing some hoeing I noticed this little splash of colour
Almond blossom, there is a good handful open and more buds to come on, we got a nice few Almonds last year off our tree while it was being grown in a container, I did get it in the ground some time ago.
That's my day today just lots of little jobs one leading to another :-)