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Mad Dogs, Englishmen and BBBabes… (BBB August 2016)

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BBB August 2016 summary: recipe for Beignets made with dough refrigerated overnight, based on a recipes by Martha Stewart and King Arthur Flour; global warming; hot weather baking; Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poem ‘Baked Goods’; a Bread Baking Babes project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos)

Bread Baking Babes (BBB) August 2016: Beignets

Beignets (BBB)

I’m melting! I’m melting!!

Who says that global warming isn’t happening? I’d like those silly people to come on over and spend a few nights at our house this summer. They might want to bring their own electric fans. Because we don’t have AC.

Everyone else in the neighbourhood does though. And the roar from all the units running full tilt has been driving me mad. And speaking of madness….

It is almost madness to volunteer to be the hostess of the month for bread baking in August. August is usually hot, followed my hot and muggy, followed by hotter in most places. Who wants to turn on the oven?
With that in mind I went for a bread that didn’t need an oven. […] [B]eignets [are fried] in oil…for about 2 minutes, so not much time over a hot stove.
– Pat, message to BBBabes

Exactly! Who does want to turn on the oven? But. By the same token, who wants to stand over hot oil in the kitchen? Even if it is for only 2 minutes?!

I know; after complaining bitterly about the cold last winter and spring, I promised I wouldn’t say even the smallest negative thing about it being too hot.

Ooops. Too late…. (continue reading )

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