Saturday, May 16, 2009

And a damn good bread it is...`

So I just finished my second batch of Anadama and this time I doubled it! My family and I loved it so much the first time, but this time I took a lot more photos.
Using the percentages is in the book I made a batch totaling 2000 g (2kg) and scaled each loaf to 500 g. Unfortunately I ran out of the cornmeal I used on the previous attempt, and after reading about all of the grittiness reported form using polenta I used a regular store bought cornmeal.
I'm lucky right now in that I am using my mothers Bosch Universal instead of my KA. It really does a nice job and I think I've put it through more work recently than she has in the last few years. Even with the cornmeal I achieved a great windowpane. I'm working on Artos right now, I don't think my family will eat Christospomos.


  1. Awesome! That should make your family happy for at least a day or two. :)
    Great photos,

  2. Gorgeous loaves! I'm enamored with this bread too- it makes me that much more excited about all the rest of the recipes in the book.

  3. You really love this bread, I can tell.:D

    They look good, btw.:)

  4. When you said you took lots of pictures this second time around you were not kidding. The bread looks like it turned out really good.

  5. What awesome quantities the second time around! It looks great.

    I used polenta for mine, and it wasn't too gritty. I think the key was that I let it soak for nearly 24 hours, so that really softened it up.

    Looking forward to Artos!

  6. Hi, Dave...the photos look great and so does your bread! (Thanks for visiting!)

  7. The bread looks great and I love all the pictures!

  8. I would love to try a Bosch, everybody is very happy with that machine.
    Very nice bread, I also loved the Anadama. The greek bread is fantastic, but is more like for coffe or tea.

  9. Mmmm, looks amazing! I loved this bread, too. :-D