Anyone up for a weekly GBBO challenge?

(178 Posts)
evilwem Wed 10-Oct-12 13:54:57

I've been wanting to have a go at the 8 strand plaited loaf since they did it in week 2(?), but never get round to it. I wondered if anyone else has been itching to have a go at anything else - we could share triumphs and disasters smile No judges proclaiming our bottoms are too soggy or anything though.

evilwem Thu 11-Oct-12 14:37:21

Oh lovely lovely, good to to see more participants. You'll have to give a detailed description of appearance, taste and texture instead DoIlooklikeatourist smile.

Doesn't have to be at the weekend, maybe just some point over the week.

NettoSpookerstar Thu 11-Oct-12 16:10:03

I might see if I can talk DD into helping and she can knead, she does love GBBO.
We're seeing Mary and Paul at the Good Food show next Friday

OhDearSpareHeadTwo Thu 11-Oct-12 17:57:46

Does it matter what the bread is as long as it's plaited ? I'm thinking about doing a brioche

evilwem Thu 11-Oct-12 18:04:18

The recipe given on the website doesn't look particularly specialised. A plaited brioche sounds lovely. Do you have a good recipe? I've never made brioche.

Never make Lorraine Pascals brioche. It has put me off making brioche sad

evilwem Thu 11-Oct-12 20:18:07

That doesn't sound good, what was the problem?

It was a really wet dough. Like basically liquid. Then when it was cooked it was sooo salty with a weird texture.

I followed the recipe exactly so Im pretty sure it wasnt me. I love brioche too!

bluebird68 Sat 13-Oct-12 08:27:52

i'm in too. sounds fun- like being back in home economics class. I'll do sometime over next week- i think thats a good idea as we can all pick our best day. Yummy , now to find a recipe!

snozzlemaid Sat 13-Oct-12 11:13:11

I've made the dough and it's currently rising. I have had help from dd (11) but she said the kneading was too hard work.
Can't wait to see and taste the final product - I've not made bread for years.

Planning on making the plaited loaf tomorrow , having watched a chef explaining how to plait bread on YouTube might take some time and lots of muttering I'm allowing plenty of time .

NettoSpookerstar Sat 13-Oct-12 14:07:56

Oh that's a shame snozzlemaid, because I was hoping DD would knead ours.
I wonder if I can make a plaited loaf with no knead dough I make.

snozzlemaid Sat 13-Oct-12 14:17:35

It's plaited now and proving again.
The plaiting was ok - the instructions are good. It doesn't look right at first but once you get going you can see it is working.
Nearly time to get it in the oven.

snozzlemaid Sat 13-Oct-12 16:16:27

Photo of the finished loaf is now on my profile. I'm not sure it'd win any prizes for its looks, but it takes lovely.
We've all had a slice while still warm with lots of butter.

That looks so good! Its made me really hungry!

snozzlemaid Sat 13-Oct-12 16:22:49

Should be 'tastes' lovely not takes.

evilwem Sat 13-Oct-12 16:28:33

Brilliant snozzlemaid, well done! Good tip about it not looking right at first, not sure I would have had enough faith to keep going til it came right smile.

I'm not going to be able to have a go til tomorrow, but looking forward to it!

NettoSpookerstar Sat 13-Oct-12 17:40:53

That looks brilliant.

hugoagogo Sat 13-Oct-12 18:35:44

Very nice snoz I might do it tomorrow after all.

snozzlemaid Sat 13-Oct-12 18:52:39

It wasn't too difficult and I'm definitely no expert. I didn't use all of the water in the recipe - it said to add 3/4 of the water and mix and then add the rest, but I didn't need anymore as it was already quite wet.

VikingVagineGhoulnamStyle Sat 13-Oct-12 19:39:54

I'm up for giving it a go tomorrow if I have time. Usually DH is the one who makes bread, but I'll see if he'll let me have a go this week!

bluebird68 Sun 14-Oct-12 09:24:38

i'll be making mine on friday so i can share it with others on saturday evening- unfortunately i work every saturday so it has to be that way. snozzle well done, looks lovely!

coffeeinbed Sun 14-Oct-12 09:52:42

I have a sodding cold.
Will try when I actually manage to get off the sofa.

evilwem Sun 14-Oct-12 19:50:42

I haven't managed it yet either - I had to jet wash the decking this afternoon instead. I might be able to get on with it tomorrow, but if not then definitely Tuesday as I have actual free time and everything.

I hope you feel better soon coffeeinbed.

VikingVagineGhoulnamStyle Sun 14-Oct-12 20:58:16

Ended up making green tomato chutney instead because the toms were going soft. I won't have time until next weekend now.

Bumpstart Sun 14-Oct-12 21:07:43

Hello everyone, I'm Sadi missed this, I baked bread last night as well!

Just tin loaves, though.

What is the verdict on the plait?

What is the next recipe? Next weekend?

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