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Red miso in the red dough to give it the colour and flavour, and a bit of tomato to help with colour too πŸ™‚

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seeing as the american flag bread went pretty well, I’ve been doing some experimenting with my doodle bread kit to try out some letters! I made a white dough and a beetroot red dough to make the letters.. the loaf is proofing as we speak so who knows how it will turn out lol but fingers crossed!

Just a quick photo of a loaf I made the other day, a tomato and pepper dough in the centre surrounded by plain white. I’m sorry about the not great photography, I was really hungry and wanted to eat it and so just took a quick snap πŸ™‚

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This was a total experiment but thought i’d give it a whirl anyway before a market today.. American Flag loaf made with Blueberry and Rasperry loaf πŸ™‚ Thoughts? Do you like it?

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We’ve been in the kitchen testing out a few flavours, trying to work out what combinations to go for when we next do the market.

We made up the dough with the different flavours then splodged them all into a baking tin and let them prove twice for taste. this is a good way of trying different flavour combinations and it’s always nice to have freshly baked bread in the morning πŸ™‚

Does anyoneΒ  have any suggestions for bread flavours? Or good flavour combinations? Will you leave any suggestions in the comments?! Cheers!

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I’ve been rubbish at posting on the blog for the past week, for which i feel pretty guilty. My excuse is fairly reasonable i think though – This weekend past we’ve been really busy (that is, ronan and I) baking doodle loaves and taking the kits to the local food market called St. Georges in the centre of Belfast – at like 5AM in the morning… fairly hard going to get up at that time (well, for me it is) but it was well worth it. Here’s the pictures of the stall.. and some of the bread..blog_030609_bblog_300609_a

Here’s a shot of the little production line we got going on the night before the market…

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And finally, a shot of both of us after we sold out! Which was great πŸ˜€

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Ok so not perfect but this is doodle bread, right? The bread was good but what I would say is that no one could taste the orange – next time, I’l definitely be using a load of orange zest to really make the flavour punch – but i’m quite impressed with this loaf πŸ™‚ What do you think?

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More photos – before the baking… The finished loaf is coming up..

orange slice

this isn't the bread btw, just to show you what we're aiming for lol


So I finally got to work on the orange slice loaf – the kiwi loaf seemed to stir up quite a bit of interest and so I thought this might be a nice complimentary loaf – (and healthy too!)

I used a circle doodle to keep the shape in order and my doodle tin from the doodle bread kit – (have you got yours yet? lol).

The bread was made with standard white dough and some bread dough made with pure orange and mango juice, and a sprinkle of pure beetroot powder for colour – here’s the recipe –

For the white bread mix

315 gΒ  or 1 and 1/3 cups or 11 ounces Strong Bread Flour

2.5 g or 1/2 teaspoon salt

2.5 g or 1/2 teaspoon sugar

5 g or 1 heaped teaspoon dried yeast

about 1 dessert spoon of vegetable oil, or a knob of butter

about 200ml of warm water

and for the orange juice dough –

90 g or (just under) 1/2 cup or 3 1/2 ounces Strong Bread Flour

pinch of Pure Beetroot Powder (which can be hard to find – instead a good dose of grated orange zest might work? not sure, i’ll think of an alternative..)

2.5 g or half teaspoon of dry yeast

pinch of salt

pinch of sugar

dribble of vegetable oil or a wee knob of butter

roughly 80ml of Orange Juice or Orange and Mango Juice

So, the first step is to mix your dry ingredients for the white dough, add the oil/butter and water, and mix together until you get the dough. Now turn out onto a floured surface and knead. Repeat this for the orange juice dough.

Chop about a third off the orange juice dough and set aside. Roll the rest of the orange juice dough into a really long sausage. Now take a rolling pin, and a lump of white dough (about as big as a golf ball) and roll it into a really long strip the same length as your OJ dough. Wrap the white dough around the OJ sausage. Chop the big sausage into 5,6 or 7 smaller equal sausages – about 10cm in length. Flatten the sausages at one end, so they look like orange segments –Β  and put them together in a circle with the flatter sides of the sausage pointing towards the centre. This makes one big sausage – the pictures hopefully illustrate this better and make sense. It should look like orange segments when you cut into an orange!

Now, take your last piece of OJ dough, and roll it out to cover your big orange segments – wrap it around the segments. Take your circle doodle that has been oiled, place it into the doodle tin and drop your big segment into the centre. Now put the rest of the white dough between the doodle and tin. Leave the whole thing to prove (double in size) and then take your doodle out using the squisher.

Bake in a hot oven for 25 – 35 minutes and let it cool before slicing… more photos of the finished loaf to come!


blog_120609_aI’ve been doing a bit of thinking about what to doodle bread next, and mocked up a sketch of some orange doodle bread that I think i’m gonna try. The chocolate sourdough loaf was devoured by others, but not me because it was just too rich, so now I’m gonna give orange doodle bread a go.. wish me luck πŸ˜€