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27 August 2017

August 2017 posts


Sunday, 27 August 2017
Chilis!! Get yer red hot chilis here!
summary: great neighbours; peach salsa; excerpt from ‘Kitchens of the Great Midwest’ by J. Ryan Stradal; chili syrup for ice cream; hot red chilis!

Friday, 25 August 2017
Jamie's Orange Ice – Garnished with Fresh Mint
summary: delicious orange ice, based on Jamie Schler's recipe for Orange Mint Granità in her lovely just published cookbook "Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet" that is now available for purchase;

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
Wordless Wednesday: two loaves of Tartine Bread
summary: two loaves of Tartine bread – one baked in makeshift cooker using a cast-iron pan and a large stainless steel mixing bowl, the other in Le Creuset; how do you spell “oven-spring”? – a Wordless Wednesday post

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;