so it's kind of sad when i got a call from mark (our mutual friend) that mustaffa is leaving malaysia and returning to his home country.
managed to visit him 2 sats ago, just days before he left!
like before, gave lots of good tips and advice on bread baking. i managed to bake 2 loaves the previous day so brought a loaf over to solicit his opinion on my bread.
phew! was glad the master said "it's okay". he mentioned it's a bit crumbly though and pointed out could be due to over-proofing. yes, he is right in this regard. i think i do over-proof the dough as i tend to use less yeast and let time do the rest. but as i'm so absent minded, many times i forgot i got a bread dough waiting to be baked!
so will definitely try less proofing next time.
oh yeah, was overwhelmed by this little gift mustaffa gave me.
it's a grain mill so i could mill my own flour now!
according to mustafa, bread baked with freshly milled flour tastes better and is more tender in texture.
can't wait to try this!
so thanks a lot mustafa for all the advice and this gift.
hope you and your wife the best of your endeavours. wish to meet you again some time in future.