It's been a while since I've posted about a bread loaf.
So here's one. On Sunday we popped into Wellington Country Farm Shop, a shop just off the A33 between Reading and Basingstoke. It seems to have expanded since the last time I went there, when I struggled to find anything to buy. Admittedly, it was pre-breadmaker days and so I wasn't looking for flour then!
I'm pleased to see that they stock a really good variety of Wessex Mill flours. I've mentioned Wessex Mill before, mostly because of their onion bread mix. The other farm shop I frequent, on the other side of Reading doesn't offer quite so much choice. As a result of two farm shop visits recently I may have managed to buy five bags of flour recently. Oops (or 'a-daisy' in my son's words).
This is the first of these, a pumpernickel mix, containing rye flour, wheat flour, kibbled rye, caraway seeds and latic acid (added to give the bread a slightly sour taste according to Wessex Mill).
The jury is still out for me on this one. I'm not entirely sure I like the slightly sour taste and caraway seeds are one of those foods that I can never quite decide if I like or not.
It's different anyway.
I've got a few things planned for the next few weeks - a cannelloni recipe I found from another blog, soda bread and Shepherdless pie, so hopefully I'll be back soon!