Bread videos

Got a new iPhone4 and the video camera seems much better on it than my old 3GS, so I thought I’d start shooting a few bread videos and posting them on here. It may become something significant, it may not, but here’s the first three.

First up one of my students on Saturday invented her very own kneading method. I like it.


Second this is me mixing the dough for the borodinsky bread’s on sale tomorrow at Stirchley Market. This is a 6kg batch and includes rye sourdough starter, water, salt, malt extract, molasses, caraway seed, plus rye flour.


Finally this is me shaping that dough into tins. It only has the one rise or proof, directly in the tins – 3 hours after this and it’s in the oven. Always have wet hands when shaping rye!

5 thoughts on “Bread videos

  1. I’ve got those scales – and the display guard fell of mine as well!

  2. i know i shouldn’t state the obvious, and that we said it on our course, but the rye shaping looks like your trying to shape a t*^d!

  3. oh, and what did you stick the iphone to?

  4. Yeah I love the scales, but the buttons could be made of more substantial stuff – worn through the on/off button and the tare button, and the display guard cracked really quickly.

    The iphone is balanced on rails above the worksurface for the borodinsky mixing vid, otherwise it’s me or Jane holding it!

  5. Your student’s method of kneading reminds me of how I was taught at Ballymaloe to deal with a wetter than intended dough: pick it up and, keeping hold of it, throw it down repeatedly onto the worktop while. It does get “knocked” into shape – eventually!

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