Loaf 41

Mostly white sourdough (***)

1845
  • 80g starter
  • 70g wholewheat flour
  • 80g water

Menu 32 for 18 minutes then menu 30 for 2½ hours.

2130
  • 60g wholemeal spelt (Doves)
  • 300g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 300g water
  • 15g EVOO
  • 3g salt

Menu 32 (ended up being full 45 minute program). Then menu 10 overnight

result

ok, but slightly sunken and not keen on the texture. A bit sticky like sticky rice. Will reduce water next time.

Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 40

Mostly white sourdough (****)

1815
  • 70g starter
  • 70g wholewheat flour
  • 80g water

Menu 32 for 20 minutes then menu 30 for, what now?, 3hrs20 …

2150
  • 40g Cotswold Crunch
  • 340g (or was it 380g? Did I zero the scales?) swf (Nelstrop)
  • 15g EVOO
  • 3g salt
  • 280g water

Menu 32 then menu 10 overnight.

result

ok, but still a little sunken. Is that the Cotswold Crunch? Vague flour measurement? Too much water? None of the above?

Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 39

Mostly white sourdough

  • 80g starter
  • 70g wholewheat flour – Marriage’s
  • 90g water

Menu 32 for ~20 minutes then menu 30 1hr40.

  • 80g wholewheat flour (Marriage’s)
  • 300g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 280g water
  • 16g EVOO
  • 3g salt

Menu 32 for 5 minutes then menu 10 overnight

Result

Very good.

Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 38

White and Cotswold Crunch sourdough (***)

Out for a murder mystery evening at Ushaw College tonight. Timings will just have to go with the flow. Trying wholewheat flour instead of white in the premix tonight.

before going out …
  • 90g starter
  • 70g wholewheat flour (Marriage’s)
  • 80g water

5 minutes on menu 32 then on to menu 30.

getting back home …

Well now, if memory serves, it was something like …

  • 200g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 200g Cotswold Crunch
  • 280g water
  • salt and EVOO I guess

Menu 32 for 5 minutes then menu 10 overnight

Result

Ok, could’ve been a lot worse. Cotswold Crunch does seem to dominate loaves and probably needs to be used sparingly.

Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 37

White sourdough (****)

A bit late kicking this one off. Ok, might have to squeeze the timings a little.

~2045
  • 100g starter
  • 100g strong white flour
  • 100g water

Menu 32 for 18 minutes then menu 30. Only 37 minutes on menu 30.

2145
  • 340g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 260g water
  • 15g EVOO
  • 3g salt

Menu 32 for how long it takes to make a cup of tea, then menu 10 overnight.

Result

No bad. slightly dense but ok.


Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 36

White sourdough (****)

I was in a hurry for loaf 35 and it didn’t work out. From the 5 star loaf 34 to a 1 star loaf 35. Getting carried away. Onwards.

~1930
  • 80g starter
  • 50g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 80g water

20 minutes on menu 32. There’s still a bit of unmixed flour. Worry about that later. If at all. On to menu 30 for a rest.

~2120
  • 340g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 60g Cotswold Crunch
  • 260g water
  • 15g EVOO
  • 3g salt

Menu 32 for a mix then menu 10 overnight.

Result

Not bad. Still a little dense.


Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 35

white sourdough (*)

around 8am
  • 100g starter
  • 70g swf (Nelstrop)
  • 70g water

Menu 32 20 minutes then a few more minutes nudging the unmixed flour in with a wooden spoon. Don’t really think it makes any difference.

around 1030am

That’s just under 2 hours resting on Menu 30. I’m trying the rapid XL program so that this is ready for lunchtime. There’s a fair amount already there in the premix – around 240g – so let’s try …

  • 400g strong white flour (Nelstrop)
  • 300g water
  • 20g EVOO
  • 9g salt (!) – used a big spoon and tipped in without realising how much it was.

Menu 32 for a 5 minute mix then on to Menu 2 – size XL.

Result

Very dense. Almost a zero but not inedible. Not far off. My guess is that the long rest time and/or rise time on the usual (French Menu 10) program was required. Memories of loaf 26.


Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 34

Well I’m not short of flour …

16kg bags of Nelstrops flour

White sourdough (*****)

2100
  • 100g starter
  • 60g strong white flour (Nelstrops)
  • 70g water

Menu 32 for around 10 minutes then menu 30, but only for about an hour.

2225

It’s going to be all out Nelstrops …

  • 400g strong white flour (Nelstrops)
  • 260g water
  • 20g EVOO
  • 5g salt

Menu 32 for around 8 minutes then menu 10 overnight.

Results

Really good. Probably best yet.

Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 33

White and Cotswold Crunch (****)

1815
  • 100g starter
  • 50g swf
  • 60g water

Refresh starter 60/40 rye/water

Menu 32 – Menu 30 …

2020
  • 140g swf (Doves organic – end of the packet)
  • 260g Cotswold Crunch
  • 260g water
  • 15g EVOO
  • 3g salt

Menu 32 – Menu 10 overnight …

Result

Ok. slightly sunken top.


Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits

Loaf 32

Wholemeal Spelt and white sourdough (*****)

Not a very promising start. I’ve been baking quite a lot and not keeping starter in fridge and run out of rye flour so been using wholegrain spelt to refresh. Looking a bit thin and not much left.

1815
  • 100g starter
  • 50g strong white flour (Doves organic)
  • 60g water

Menu 32 for 20 minutes.

That’s pretty much all the starter gone and what there is looks pretty thin. Refreshed using 30g wholemeal spelt/20g water.

1835

Having a play with laser measurer to see how much the premix rises. It isn’t, it has to be said, a precise science. Currently 0.254m from top, and at 2218 hours, it’s 0.251m. So unchanged really. Smells and looks good though.

2225
  • 80g wholemeal spelt (Gilchester’s)
  • 80g stoneground wholemeal (Marriage’s)
  • 240g strong white flour (Doves Organic)
  • 15g EVOO
  • 4g salt
  • 260g water

Menu 32 for 20 minutes then menu 10 overnight.

Result

Very pleasantly surprised. Looks great.


Standard Footnotes

Breadmaker is SD-ZX2522 (discontinued) (Instruction Manual)

Most used program menus
Abbreviations sometimes used
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • swf – Strong White Flour
  • wmf – wholemeal flour
  • M32, M30 – Menu 32, Menu 30 etc …
Other bits