baking

baking – savoury and sweet

Tartine Bread: 3rd time’s the charm (and 4th and…)

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Tartine Bread

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; (edited 24 September 2017 to add the missing water measurement in the recipe Duh!!!) […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: who needs Le Creuset?!

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

O la la!

5th try lucky!

Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

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; What’s in a name? […] Continue reading »

4th Try at Mason Bread – such high hopes…

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

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; This is the sad and sordid account […] Continue reading »

Essential Equipment for Bread Baking – Revised

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Dough Whisk

summary: Danish dough whisk; flexible silicone lids; the wonders of digital scales; revised notions of essential equipment for bread making; I absolutely adore our dough whisk, but… is it essential for bread making? Yesterday, I tried our brand new Danish dough whisk to make Nan-e Barbari and wow wow wow!! I love it. The dough […] Continue reading »

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