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20 August 2017

August 2017 posts

Have you ordered your copy of Jamie's and Ilva's book yet?

Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)


Saturday, 19 August 2017
Ah! Comfort Food – Coffee Crusted Pork
summary: rereading past issues of SAVEUR Magazine; discovering missed recipes like coffee crusted beef tenderloin; taking comfort; cats are funny creatures;

Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Lost in Translation with Tutmanik and Sirene (BBB August 2017)
summary: тутманик с Готово Тесто (Tootmanik s Gotovo Testo – Tutmanik with Ready-made Dough); attempting the impossible; experiment with wild yeast; over-rising; hazards of adjusting the recipe too much; fun with shaping; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Thursday, 10 August 2017
2nd Try at Jane Mason Sourdough: Sudden Change of Direction
summary: second try at making Jane Mason Sourdough Bread: Fail!; new pet refuses to play; learning patience; getting inspired by "Taste of Persia" by Naomi Duguid; there's a reason for eating by candlelight; khinkali stuffed with mushrooms to the rescue; great new condiment: ajika; reminiscing about "Anything Can Happen" by Papashvily;

Wednesday, 9 August 2017
Tartine Bread: 3rd time's the charm (and 4th and...)
summary: recipe for Tartine Bread; 3rd try is the charm; only major change was to use Jane Mason's starter; how freeing it is to not have anything to toss away; too many pictures to choose from; joys of having happy pets;

Saturday, 5 August 2017
Wordless Not-Wednesday: who needs Le Creuset?!
summary: Chad Robertson's Tartine bread risen with Jane Mason natural starter (wheat); we don't have a cast-iron Combo-Cooker or Le Creuset; make-shift cooker using a cast-iron pan and a large stainless steel mixing bowl; let parchment paper be your friend; talk about oven spring!; 6th try at Jane Mason bread just as successful with all-purpose flour; sneak peak at Fesanjun; a Wordless Not-Wednesday post;

Thursday, 3 August 2017
5th try lucky!
summary: recipe for Jane Mason Wild Bread; 5th try at making not-sour bread using the Jane Mason's liquid levain; trying a different bread recipe, based on one in "Homemade Sourdough" by Jane Mason; using stronger flour; kneading with 'slap and fold' and 'stretch and fold' techniques; overnight refrigeration of shaped bread;

Wednesday, 2 August 2017
4th Try at Mason Bread – such high hopes...
summary: Fourth try at making Wild Bread, based on a recipe in "All You Knead is Bread" by Jane Mason; adding the float test didn't help; how to know when to shape; how we react under duress, continuing the search for not-sour sourdough but seriously contemplating conceding defeat;

Tuesday, 1 August 2017
Essential Equipment for Bread Baking – Revised
summary: Danish dough whisk; flexible silicone lids; digital scales; revised notions of essential equipment for bread making;

11 August 2017

Why oh why does everyone like WYSIWYG so much?!

Sigh. I hate change. I was trying to fix some errors in the CSS on my blogger template but they've changed things so that I have to use their stupid theme.

Not good for a control freak like me....

31 July 2017

July 2017 posts


Monday, 31 July 2017
Mostly-Wordless Not-Wednesday: were we supposed to burp it?
summary: We fed our new pet this morning and left it unattended in the dining room; feeding the Jane Mason natural starter; it’s warm in the house; good thing we got home when we did; cleaning up was relatively painless; an Almost-Wordless Wednesday post;

Saturday, 29 July 2017
Oh boy! Another new toy!
summary: giving in to fashion trends; we have a new toy: a dough whisk;

Tuesday, 25 July 2017
Isn't the 3rd Try supposed to be the Charm?
summary: Third try at making Wild Bread, based on a recipe in "All You Knead is Bread" by Jane Mason; training a new pet; search for not-sour Sourdough continues; hiding the evidence in the composter;

Sunday, 23 July 2017
ISO not-sour Sourdough: We're getting closer...
summary: First try at making Wild Bread, based on a recipe in "All You Knead is Bread" by Jane Mason; training a new pet; problems with over-rising and developing the gluten;

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
And we have a new pet...
summary: recipe for Natural Starter based on instruction in "All You Knead is Bread" by Jane Mason; I'm a glutton for punishment; we have a new pet; problems with over-rising and developing the gluten;

Sunday, 16 July 2017
It's summer and we're full of beans! (BBB July 2017)
summary: recipe for Velvety Bean Bread; reducing the yeast; summer and over-rising; hazards of scoring overproofed bread; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Tuesday, 4 July 2017
feed the hungry Aish Baladi (bookmarked)
summary: recipe for Aish Baladi (100% whole wheat flatbread); using Michael Pollan’s method of sifting the wholewheat flour; toasting the bran; bookmarked; Toronto celebrates Canada Day with a duck; we're not paying attention; hunger;


Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)


16 June 2017

June 2017 posts


Friday, 16 June 2017
Kaak – don't you love getting a new handbag? (BBB June 2017)
summary: recipe for Kaak (Lebanese Handbag Bread); adjusting yeast amounts; fooling with flours; baking on the barbecue; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Sunday, 11 June 2017
Kale and Coconut Oil do NOT belong in the trash
summary: stir-fried kale; refuting Kingsport Humor's notion that kale belongs in the trash; another use for orange blossom water; Jamie Schler's cookbook "Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet", with photos by Ilva Beretta, is being released soon; information on how to pre-order the cookbook; a bit about coconut oil



Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)



24 May 2017

May 2017 posts


Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Open-faced Croque Monsieur, anyone?
summary: using the last of the Shubbak el-Habayeb (Lovers' Windows) to make open-faced Croque Monsieur; no eggs, thank you very much; breaking the rules – again; doesn't the definition of a Croque Monsieur include béchamel? toaster ovens are the best; an excerpt from one of my voluminous travel diaries

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Looking through Lovers' Windows to Celebrate Spring (BBB May 2017)
summary: recipe for Shubbak el-Habayeb (Lovers' Windows); timing and the beauty of refrigeration; a Bread Baking Babes project;

In springtime, the only pretty ring timeWhen birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;Sweet lovers love the spring

18 May 2017

Rats!!


08:56: Sometime just before midnight last night, my real blog on etherwork.net suddenly and inexplicably went offline. I have no idea when it will return. :stomp:

edit 11:55am:  I'm happy to report that everything is back online again and my real blog is once again accessible. :yay:


17 April 2017

April 2017 posts


Sunday, 16 April 2017
Happy Easter!
"Hot Cross Buns" (BBB April 2017)
summary: recipe for Kare Pan; spring at last; embracing diversity; deep-frying in a wok; statute of limitations for April Fooling; a Bread Baking Babes project;

March 2017 posts


Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread (BBB March 2017)
summary: recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread; adjusting old recipes for today’s tastes; yeast amounts; a Bread Baking Babes project; better late than never....

20 February 2017

February 2017 posts


Monday, 20 February 2017
Serendipity: Cabbage and Rapini
summary: stir-fried cabbage and rapini is the best; playing the Glad Game;

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Jachnun and Zhug: trying something new has its rewards (BBB February 2017)
summary: recipes for Jachnun and Zhug; stretching; overcoming fears; 9th (!) anniversary for the BBBabes; a Bread Baking Babes project;

30 January 2017

January 2017 posts


Monday, 30 January 2017
Orange You Glad You Baked This? - BBBabes and BBBuddies (January 2017)
summary: January 2017 Bread Baking Buddies; BBB Fouace Nantaise gallery;

Monday, 16 January 2017
Dreaming of Orange Blossoms – Fouace Nantes (BBB January 2017)
summary: recipe for Fouace Nantaise, based on a recipe by Jamie Schler; orange blossom; yeast in the dead of winter; failure to learn from past mistakes; a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project;

Happy New Year!