Twas the day before Christmas

Twas the day before Christmas

and the temperature in Perth was 40 degrees  and i made bread for Christmas day at our daughter’s home. I have been wanting to bake a curry bread, the inspiration was from Shiao Ping (http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/13018/curry-rustic-bread) and a bit like going back to visit Erics posts, was inspired to have a shot.

  A few major differences was that i used Caputo Integrale and an unexpected early Christmas present to myself  some Wallaby Bread Flour  flour from Lauke which was on special when i was at the supermarket this morning. Another departure was that i didnt have Cashew nuts so used all mixed nuts,

I also figured while i was having the oven on i might also make some baguette / sticks  for those that might not like the Curry loaf  This 2nd dough also featured Caputo Integrale and Wallaby  flours i also used fresh compressed yeast.  The curry loaf was plaited and final proofed in a banneton, and could have possibly gone into the oven a bit earlier than it did with that one.

The sticks were retarded  after shaping so that the would slow and go in the oven after the Curry loaf came out.