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Wild Stab at Ksra (BBB March 2019)

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

summary: recipe for Ksra (do as I say, not as I did) to go with Moroccan Tagine; reading difficulties – again…; commercial yeast? we don’ need no stinkin’ commercial yeast! information about Bread Baking Babes; Bread Baking Babes (BBB): Ksra There is really no single Moroccan bread, but there are countless variations on a theme […] Continue reading »

Wild Shroves

Tuesday, March 5th, 2019

summary: What to do with extra wild yeast starter; we treasure our Taylor Forbes cast-iron waffle iron; thank you, Mum! Don’t forget to have shroves today! Instead of making pancakes, we served our shroves in the form of waffles, adding some of our wild yeast starter to the batter. Of course we did! And we […] Continue reading »

Delving into the Archives: Brussels Sprouts and Fiery Red Chilies

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

summary: Brussels Sprouts with Fermented Black Beans and Chillies; Hot!!; reading ‘Deep Run Roots’ by Vivian Howard aloud; brief review of “Burma: Rivers of Flavor” by Naomi Duguid; [W]hen summer became September and the local produce staring at me was eggplant, muscadines, peppers, and okra, I had to go work – Vivian Howard, Chapter 18: […] Continue reading »

Shape Shifting (BBB February 2019)

Saturday, February 16th, 2019

summary: recipe for BBB Chelsea Buns (sort of); brief history of Chelsea Buns; shape/recipe shifting; BBB’s 11th anniversary; information about Bread Baking Babes; Let’s Keep Baking! Bread Baking Babes (BBB): 11th Anniversary Chelsea Buns [It’s] the best of all buns, on account of their melting buttery sweetness, and the fun of uncoiling them as you […] Continue reading »

Wordless Wednesday: Tartine Walnut Bread

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

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