Sunday, 4 February 2007

Delia wholemeal bread bizarre flour heating technique

Randomly surfing for bready inspiration I found old school sensible cooking from Deliaonline.com somehow irresistable. Especially when the intro to one recipe starts "The poet Pam Ayres once said... ". Joy. Her wholemeal loaf has the most bizarre first step ever - warming the flour in the oven. Why not just add hotter water before the yeast is added?

1 comment:

Tony Garnock-Jones said...

The recipe calls for the (warm) flour and yeast to be mixed prior to adding the warm water -- perhaps using hotter water would damage the yeast?