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Let the celebration begin! Spring Focaccia (BBB May 2016)

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BBB February 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; (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

Bread Baking Babes (BBB) May 2016: Spring Focaccia

focaccia crumb I have only 1500km to go before the upside-down number on my odometer spells BLISS!

Spring is quite late this year. We had only one blossom on our forsythia. The chives and garlic have come up but there is no sign yet of thyme, sage, or summer savoury.

We bicycled to High Park a couple of mornings ago to look at the cherry trees not blossoming and then saw news that they probably won’t really blossom this year at all. Some of the apples and ornamental plums were just starting to blossom. The only tree that was in full magnificent bloom was a Magnolia.

So, while Cathy’s suggestion that we show off “our festive Spring Focaccia” was a welcome one, it was also going to prove to be a bit tricky. (continue reading )

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