home made bread

big batch of bread

bread

I’m slightly addicted to baking bread in a-  grow my own sour dough starter, build my own woodfired bread over, drive 2 hours to buy great flour and bake several times a week  – kind of way…. so here is a batch of pics from the last few weeks of baking.

This week’s favourite has been a sour dough – with a rye starter but a white flour dough – run through with handfulls of fresh rosemary from the garden. I placed a sprig of rosemary in the bottom of the proving basket to give a lovely finish to the crust. It went really well with fresh crab mayo as a pre-lunch snack with drinks.

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Rosemary sourdough

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crusty white sourdough

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Slightly wonky baguettes…

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Less wonky sour dough baguettes

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Crusty white bloomer

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Finger rolls for hot-dags

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Hot from the oven

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and ready to eat

underground festivals

Overground

I don’t normally take pictures on the London Underground: I know that I’d hate it if someone stuck a lens in my face in the already crowded and busy platforms or trains. But the other day, as I was rushing for a train to take me up to Sheffield for the Documentary Festival, where our film is showing, I saw a shot that made me stop and dig my camera out of my bag… I only had time to grab 2 frames before the next crowd of people pushed by and a tube train came in and blocked the shot.

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And a few weeks ago, we were on the way back from another film festival – the Fringe Festival in East London (can you see a pattern) –  when a group of people reading on the tube caught my eye. I really like the way that each of them is lost in their own world, some with books, some eyes closed and some chatting…

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Here are a few more shots – some from the Underground and some from the Overground.

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