Bread

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Post: # 288920Post Odsox
Sun Jan 29, 2017 4:03 pm

As a change from posting photos of tomatoes and sundry veg, here's one of something I do every Sunday.
2 pan loaves for slicing and making toast for breakfasts and 2 Focaccia for cutting into chunks to go with the soup lunches we have during the winter months.
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Post: # 288921Post Green Aura
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:10 pm

Looks very tasty. Especially as I haven't had any proper bread since last November!
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Post: # 288922Post diggernotdreamer
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:14 pm

you can't beat home made bread. I make our bread too, usually white for him and a mixture of malted and white flour for me, you can't even buy a decent loaf where we are, either sliced white pan or some of that awful bake off bread. Have you stopped eating bread GA?

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Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:28 am

I found a treasure at a charity book stall for $2 - The Sunday Times "Book of Real Bread" 1982. I think I may need a translation or two as I work through it though. It still has the London Bookshops original price sticker on it
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Post: # 288927Post Green Aura
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:45 am

diggernotdreamer wrote:Have you stopped eating bread GA?
Certainly for the near future dnd. We're dieting - lower carb, higher fat, no starchy veg or grains. So no wheat bread but despite that I'm finding it by far the easiest diet to live with and it seems to be working - over a stone thus far (we did lapse just a little over Christmas - the Xmas pud, in the cupboard since last January, and our traditional snowballs got the better of us). That we haven't bought our next pud when they're trying to flog them cheap is telling, I think.
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Post: # 288934Post diggernotdreamer
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:15 pm

Weedo wrote:I found a treasure at a charity book stall for $2 - The Sunday Times "Book of Real Bread" 1982. I think I may need a translation or two as I work through it though. It still has the London Bookshops original price sticker on it
I have the Best Bread Book by Patricia Jacobs c1978, rrp 70p, which I bought in about 1990 for 30p, some of these old books are wonderful, like my Radiation cook book from the 1950's

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Post: # 288941Post Weedo
Mon Jan 30, 2017 9:20 pm

GA - the higher fat & protein, nil carb diet worked really well for me - 10kg lost. The really hard bit is getting the right food while travelling (which I do a lot for work), particularly in the remoter parts and watching the carb overload with the beer. Ordering a bar meal like a hamburger with no chips, no bread, no sauce and a glass of soda water can get you some funny looks in Louth. Watch those "little" lapses, it doesn't take much to upset your newly established metabolism.
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Post: # 288943Post Green Aura
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:52 am

Fortunately I don't travel very often. so it's less of an issue for me. Restaurant workers tend to look at me strangely though when I ask for food with the starchy accompaniment because I'm on a diet but then ask for a glass of wine and coffee with cream. :lol:
I'm not no carb because I can't envisage no veg (although fruit is a bit scarce at the moment). Essentially I've cut out grains and spuds and upped the fats. It's probably working more slowly than full keto but I'm enjoying it so will be able to maintain it.
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Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:43 am

Weedo wrote:I found a treasure at a charity book stall for $2 - The Sunday Times "Book of Real Bread" 1982. I think I may need a translation or two as I work through it though. It still has the London Bookshops original price sticker on it
I've got this book as well, it's pretty good. It's a shame the Real Bread Campaign hasn't made more progress since it was published, although things are better than in 1982. I think I liked the pitta recipe especially.

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Post: # 289006Post fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:10 pm

If others are interested in this book, it's available online from many suppliers at about £3.00, incl. posting.

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Post: # 289007Post fruitfly
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 pm

The Farmhouse Kitchen (ITV) recipe book is one I had - I wouldn't mind watching repeats of that programme again. The modern cookery programmes are enjoyable enough, but it would be nice to see cookery your average person can learn to get stuck into in their bog standard kitchen on ordinary work days with ingredients they could buy blindfolded without having to think and ponder and puzzle over, and check the bank balance for. Lots of offal recipes and the like, too.

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