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  • bethesdabakers 2:29 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Maize Meal 

    Just realised I misread something and it’s Gareth who’s going to the wholefood place at Northampton and not Zeb.

    So please G-Man can you purchase about 1K of maize meal and you shall be reimbursed. Plus a carrot.

    Parenthetically, I’m baking Big Gs Cherry Tomato Foccacia as my flatbread special on Thursday and hoping to make some dosh on your account.


    • biggthebaker 2:33 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Wilco, going there tommorrow, I have though, a KG or 2 of this which is out of date. Dont know how sensitive it is to time, but you can have that free if you like!
      Hope A’s car can take it all!

      • bethesdabakers 7:41 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        I’m not being stingy but the old stock will do fine.

        Really looking forward to the razor clams.

    • biggthebaker 3:56 pm on August 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry mate, no razor clams. Something to do with rain on the beach!
      But I DO GOT Chestnut flour 4Kg of Shipton Mill’s finest, being jobbed on account it wants moving fast enough to beat its BBDate. so I’m hoping the group dont mind me buying on their behalf, it was £3.00 per Kg which, believe me, is rather good! Pass it on

  • birdandbeard 7:17 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    On Starters, by Zeb 

    Presumably, could I be presuming wrong, there will be ‘house starter’ a unique blend of bacteria and yeasts nurtured in Swaledale, bathed in the running waters of the farm, fed by our hosts, bubbling away and ready to rock and roll? I am leaving mine at home for a rest. They like it when I go away, they stay up late, watch tv, eat inappropriate flours….

    • phil 7:21 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hia Zeb

      I normally feed mine everyday and I haven’t left it before,
      I don’t want it to die if I leave it unfed for 4 days,

      Or will it be oK? I leave it out the fridge as there isn’t enough space


      • Joanna @ Zeb Bakes 7:30 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Not saying leave yours behind, just don’t worry about supplying the masses Phil 🙂 I leave mine and it behaves fine in the fridge, but everyone does it differently, a baker has to do what a baker has to do….

        • birdandbeard 7:54 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Joe has a good active starter, but mine is in stasis (probably an ex-starter now) after forgetting to take it on holiday with me earlier in the summer hols.

          • stig23 1:38 pm on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

            I’ll bring a jar of mine – white leaven. Stig

            • Joanna @ Zeb Bakes 9:44 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

              So are you going to make a big batch of Joe’s. How did Mick and Rick do it last year? It just seemed to be there… Do you want us all to bring starter with us?

              • bethesdabakers 11:01 am on August 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

                We used a big bucket

  • philjoy 5:07 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    On Starters by Phil 

    I will be bringing my starter down with me but in total there’s only about 500g of it, so what I could do is keep refreshing more and not use any for a few days and then there should be quite abit to bring with me should be able to make it up to 1500g, Is anyone else bringing any??


  • biggthebaker 8:31 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Trying to conjure up a plan to get there… 

    Trying to conjure up a plan to get there with Choc99veg (Allison) to save 2 cars.
    Mick..if you want all of Billingsgate why not divert it at Thirsk, while on it’s way south “frae Peterhid”? Serious about trying, but let’s understand that we need to keep it real! (man!)
    Stargazey Pie anyone?

  • bethesdabakers 7:41 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Contributing to the Mess 

    I know it’s really hard to impose discipline on the troups in a blog like this so this is as unruly a contribution as anyone elses.

    I’m coming up by train on Friday – supposed to get to Darlington at 13.13 – haven’t checked the buses to Richmond and beyond yet but I’m going to need a lift from somewhere mid afternoon. I’m coming back on Monday – have to be at Darlington also at 13.13 (worrying number of 13s in this).

    On a different subject – Gareth, please bring Billingsgate Market with you or the contents anyway.

    Zeb – where are you up to on einkorn? I have some einkorn grain (you probably gave it to me), some kamut grain and kamut meal, some grunkern grain and meal, and some emmer meal. Do you want me to bring any of this with me? Has Joe built the grain mill yet or should I grind it before I come? Plus, I’m hoping to bring as little as possible on the train, could you get the odd kilo of maize meal when you stop off in Northampton and I’ll pay you for it.

    Finally, I’m assuming there will be starter available so I don’t need to bring any.

    Going to be a great weekend – I quite like mud – it will remind me of North Wales.

    Best wishes to everyone.


    • phil 7:47 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Mick
      I’m getting to Darlinton at 9:34 on the Friday and then I’ve got to try anf find the two buses lol, I’m coming back on the Tuesday.
      I’m going to be bringing my starter down,but its only a small amount, but anyone can use it,
      Also got some smoked flour to put in the pizza dough maybe?

      I really can’t wait for this event to happen, really excited,

      Phil 🙂

      • bethesdabakers 7:16 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Hi Phil
        I should be arriving at Darlington 13.13 and there are buses to Richmond at 13.33 & 14.03 (half hourly service). If you want to meet up my mobile is 07729 151781


    • birdandbeard 7:57 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Will have an electric grain mill, Joes building an oven?????????.
      Getting to Richmond (10m away) from Darlingrad is fairly easy. If ‘Little Red Bus’ (Google it) is not able to get you from Richmond to Grinton/Reeth then I will despatch a man to pick you up. BUT I dont really want to make multiple journeys to Richmond so is it possible for the Darlo brigade to be picked up en masse? (From Richmond)

      • bethesdabakers 7:18 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        No Little Red Bus ’til 16.10.

        Do we have a list of people coming from Darlington?

    • Joanna @ Zeb Bakes 9:14 pm on August 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I was thinking more of brioche and chocolate and croissants and baguettes and trying to make a fendu that fendu’ed rather than the pure grain grinding experience, I thought the Dales were supposed to be decadent and butter-rich being near the Lake District and all, don’t they have six meals a day in the Dales, and two of them cake? I do hope so. I’d love to try the grunkern out, what is it? Do you have a formula for it Mick? Usual trade?

      • bethesdabakers 7:23 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Usual trade? I should coco. It’s cocktails this year.

        Grunkern is supposed to be the same as freekeh. I have a recipe for grunkern/carrot bread which I think is one of Nils.

        Swing by New Covent Garden, Gareth, and pick up a carrot would you?

        • birdandbeard 7:48 am on August 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

          Decadent? You must be thinking of Wensleydale. Lots o money there. All peasant farmers here.
          As for people coming from Darlo, will have a word with Joe on that one, when he surfaces, and let you know.

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