First Loaves of the day are in.

Just taking 5 minutes to update - I have first batch of loaves in the oven and others rising nicely on the side. So far a stress free bake day, not that making bread is ever stressful, many strenuous and thoughtful moments are had.  My thoughts turn to what to do today- I am in two minds about travelling to a wildlife park today with my son - he's not in the best of moods and I'm not sure we'll make it there earlier enough to justify the entrance fee.  I am also keeping a close eye on the weather, it's not supposed to be a good day.  Plus Karl has a friend over lunch and I've not seen him for a couple of years, so it would be nice to catch up with him also, over some bacon sarnies, prepared with my massive 2kg sourdough loaf I made yesterday.  More baking tomorrow, as I am making 6 foccacia breads for a friend's daughters christening. Well best get prepared for my little deliveries and I can hear my son wanting me to play trains with him.  The fun goes on in this household!

Taking orders for Saturday 27th August!!

Aren't the evenings drawing in!!  I am off to bed in a bit and it won't be too soon.  I have had a very busy week with my proper job and lots to do over the bank holiday, including baking lots more lovely bread.    I have a liquid levain brewing in the kitchen (for my own sourdough, experimental only at this stage) and I'd like voice a quick reminder to place your orders with me for this Saturday, by 9pm tomorrow.  email me at jo@josloaves.co.uk or drop me a text.

 To all my followers (are there any yet???) I wish you a very good evening, and an even better weekend!

Today, I will mostly be enjoying - my home-made Sour-dough

I cannot tell you how excited I am about tucking into my very own sour-dough loaf, (as we speak!) which has been maturing overnight.
 I realise that this is not my usual bake-and-deliver fresh loaf (btw I have 3 bulks of dough on primary rise at the moment for today'orders) but I think this could be the beginnings of the rise of sour dough in Luton - I ask myself  are we ready for that yet?
It all started a year ago, when I created my rye starter - basically this is a natural leaven made from just flour and water - an alternative to fresh or dried yeast you get from the shops.  I have been feeding it sporadically and have made a few  loaves on the way, but not to this morning's standard.  The trick with sourdough is time; I conceived this loaf (and another, destined for my mum's kitchen table) on Wednesday.  They were baked yesterday and ready for eating this morning.  I am truly spoilt and I hope to spoil others in the future!

BAKING TOMORROW! Saturday, 20th August 2011

Morning to all my new found fresh bread lovers!  I am having a relaxing pre-bake day today, making my lovely home-grown sourdough loaves; not yet perfected (hopefully today), so not yet for sale, but maybe in the future.  I am psyched up for a bumper order for tomorrow, so please check out my loaves menu on this page and place your order by 9pm this evening, either Email me at jo@josloaves.co.uk or text me on 07989 134598. Delivery to Rowington, Tameton and Rylands, else collection only. (pre-arranged).
Thank you!