bread – yeasted & unyeasted
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summary: recipe for Yeasted Blueberry Coffee Cake; brioche; hot weather baking; information about Bread Baking Babes; At ten minutes to three in the morning, the city of Wells lay inert, hot and stagnant. Most of its eleven thousand people tossed restlessly; the few who couldn’t sleep at all damned the fact that there was no […] Continue reading »
summary: Vivian Howard’s biscuits from her cookbook, Deep Run Roots; using lard instead of butter; flat vs lofty; I didn’t learn to make biscuits and elaborate Sunday lunches at my mother’s knee. Nope; growing up, I was busy plotting my grand exit from the middle of nowhere, Deep Run. -Vivian Howard, Deep Run Roots, Introduction […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Singing Hinnies; shaping fun; straying from “tried and true”; following instructions; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Singing Hinnies You can’t teach an old dog new tricks… It has been poisonously hot this month. The horrible heat broke last week. But it has geared up again – just in […] Continue reading »
summary: recipe for Pain au Levain with Lemon Juice and Sunflower Seeds, based on a recipe in “From the Wood-Fired Oven” by Richard Miscovich; taste transformations; justifying disobedience; information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Pain au Levain Making good bread is a matter of controlling variables; there is no one magic ingredient […] Continue reading »