I wouldn't go as far as saying it was the most fun week at Bonnie Gordon College, but it was pretty up there! Not everybody likes desserts (shock horror!), but everybodyyyy likes bread.
I don't normally eat a lot of the stuff, but it is pretty much my favourite food in the world. I could eat it all day every day... and being a poor student, I did! Free food? Heck yes!
Unsurprisingly, I also gained a couple of kilo's during this week.
There was literally so much bread I gave some of it away, and froze the rest... I've only just finished eating my freezer stash now, 2 weeks later.
So what did we make during this wonderful, amazing, fabulous week of bread?
It was actually a very interesting week because the breads had to be made in different stages. We were working on so many different types at once that even I forgot what we were making sometimes! One minute we would be making a "Poolish starter" for a baguette, the next we'd be making a "soaker" for multigrain bread, and then we'd be whipping up some croissant dough! Crazy times!
During the week we made the following;
- Honey Whole Wheat Sandwich Loaf
- Pita Bread
- Multigrain bread
- Danish Pastries
- Croissants & Chocolate Croissants
Some students also made some cinnamon buns, but I passed and stuck with chocolate filled brioche. Mmm-mmm!
|Chocolate Filled Brioche|
Doesn't it all look so delicious? If every week was bread week I think I'd have to roll myself home!
We had instructor Michael Smith for bread week, and as always his very calm approach to teaching made it an incredibly enjoyable experience. I can't wait to get back into a kitchen and make these delicious breads again!