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June 2016 posts
Friday, 24 June 2016
Wordless Not-Wednesday: the summer of the biscuits/scones
summary: Cook's Illustrated says to refrigerate the dough before baking; it turns out it's not necessary;
Tuesday, 21 June 2016
KAF pineapple cluster (bookmarked)
summary: bookmarked recipe for pineapple cluster based on a recipe on the King Arthur Flour (KAF) site; if I choose the "gram" version of the recipe, I expect to see gram measurements, not volumes!
Friday, 17 June 2016
Almost-Wordless Not-Wednesday: Cook's Illustrated biscuits
summmary: Biscuit making, following the shaping method outlined in Cook's Illustrated, September 2015, combined with scone mixing method outlined by Zachary Golper in Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread;
Thursday, 16 June 2016
Where ARE our wool socks and Birkenstocks? (BBB June 2016)
summary: recipe for BBB Bran Bread with Walnuts (and Raisins), based on the recipe for Pane con crusca e noci (bran bread with walnuts) by the Sorelle Simili (Simili Sisters); problems with 100% whole grain dough; water content and doorstops; run for the hills if it looks like the croc; adding more flour vs adding more water; going healthy; dealing with disappointments; about-faces; a Bread Baking Babes project;
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
More scones please
summary: new (for us) methods for scone making; Bien Cuit method being radically different from anything we've seen before; difference between biscuits and scones; brief review of ebook version of Bien Cuit;
May 2016 posts
Friday, 27 May 2016
If one is good, another one MUST be better!
summary: BBB Spring Focaccia (with chives, garlic greens, onion and nigella seed) revisited using same-day dough; spring garden is growing at last;
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Wordless Wednesday: Spring at Last!!
summary: Ahhhhh!! At last it's spring! We can open the kitchen window. Soon the tiny lilac buds will flower and their lovely scent will waft in. Speaking of lovely scent, this is spring bounty from our friends' market garden;
Chinese ground pork dish;
Monday, 16 May 2016
Let the celebration begin! Spring Focaccia (BBB May 2016)
summary: recipe for Spring Focaccia, based on a recipe in “Flour Water Salt Yeast” by Ken Forkish; altering recipes; adding malted rye and buckwheat; how many garden herbs are available when spring is late; a Bread Baking Babes project;
April 2016 posts
Saturday, 16 April 2016
Ceux-ci ne sont pas des cinnamon rolls... (BBB April 2016)
summary: recipe for NOT-cinnamon rolls with a nod to Magritte, based on recipes from Ree Drummond (Pioneer Woman) and in "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread"; apricots, honey and black pepper; a Bread Baking Babes project;
Saturday, 9 April 2016
Wordless Not-Wednesday: scoring experiment
summary: Using the wonderful Burnt Whisker Forge handled lame that T gave me, for this raisin bread (Ken Forkish recipe), this is my first attempt at achieving the scoring used for Bourbon Bread on page 63 of "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread" by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky.
Thursday, 7 April 2016
Do I need another bread book?
summary: review of "Bien Cuit" by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky; good ideas; poor choices; is it time to make room on the cookbook shelf anyway?
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Auberge Walnut Bread – BBBabes, buddies, friends, etc... (March 2016)
summary: Spring snow; March 2016 Bread Baking Buddies; FB's Artisan Bread Baking group; BBB Auberge Walnut Bread gallery
March 2016 posts
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Delving into the Archives: Pork al latte
summary: going through our photo archives; in praise of back issues of SAVEUR (especially No.68, No.110) recipe for pork braised with sour cream (
Brasato di Maiale), like bolognese but different!; yet another rant about SAVEUR Magazine;
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Auberge Walnut Bread (BBB March 2016)
summary: recipe for Auberge Walnut Bread, based on recipes in "Auberge of the Flowering Hearth" by Roy Andries de Groot and "The Italian Baker" by Carol Field; perfumes and scents; memoir; a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project;
February 2016 posts
Monday, 22 February 2016
obsessed with pot stickers
summary: obsession with pot stickers; search for the lacy covering;
Sunday, 21 February 2016
summary: Chinese-style potstickers and two kinds of sauce; inspired by potstickers in LCBO's Food and drink magazine and based on The Dumpling Sisters' recipe; The Dumpling Sisters are great; I love run-on sentences!; information about Bookmarked Recipes;
Tuesday, 16 February 2016
8 Years and the BBBabes are Bien Cuit! (BBB February 2016)
summary: recipe for Caramelized Onion Rye, based on a recipe in "Bien Cuit: The Art of Bread" by Zachary Golper and Peter Kaminsky; using buckwheat; using a thermometer for water; new cookbook?; omissions; substitutions; anniversaries; there's a new BBBabe in town; winter; a Bread Baking Babes project;
Monday, 8 February 2016
Who says homemade pierogies are hard to make?
summary: our favourite brand of supermarket pierogies has disappeared; so has our favourite brand of yoghurt; it turns out making pierogies at home is ridiculously easy; so is yoghurt...
December 2015 posts
Friday, 18 December 2015
Christmas Baking: it's not for us!!
summary: Christmas giving; childhood memories; mincemeat; apricot jam; not everyone is as fortunate as we are: links to various charities;
Thursday, 17 December 2015
Anadama!! Late again... (BBB December 2015)
summary: recipe for Anadama Bread, based on a recipe in Bon Appetit; substitutions – of course there were substitutions; link to Advent calendar; a Bread Baking Babes project;
November 2015 post(s)
Monday, 16 November 2015
Chrysanthemums for Comfort and Joy (BBB November 2015)
summary: recipe for Chrysanthemum Bread, based on a Georgian (or is it Armenian??) recipe; refusal to make a meat filling and using chiles, nuts and seeds instead; "A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance"; a Bread Baking Babes project;