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Biscuit Making Traditions – South vs North

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

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 »

Dark, isn’t it? …Lariano-style Bread (BBB April 2018)

Monday, April 16th, 2018

summary: recipe for Lariano-style bread; where are the BBBabe hosts of yesteryear? … that’s right, I’m hosting again; can’t stop waffling and switching; snow?! in April; origins of sourdough; not much is needed to make bread rise; a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project; Hey!! Didn’t I just choose the recipe a couple of months ago?! […] Continue reading »

fine tuning Tartine Bread….

Monday, February 19th, 2018

summary: adding a little rye flour and wheat germ to Chad Robertson’s Tartine bread; Jane Mason natural starter (wheat) is just getting stronger; altering the baking time in the combo-cooker for even better oven spring; getting permission to change the recipe; brief review of “My Kitchen in Rome” by Rachel Roddy; Yesterday, we made bread […] Continue reading »

Running Wild with Stacy’s Orange Rosemary Boule

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

summary: making bread based on a recipe in Jamie Schler’s beautiful cookbook “Orange Appeal”; not following the recipe vs. following the recipe; wild yeast version is good too….     My friend Stacy Livingston Rushton lives, like I do, the expat life. But whereas I’ve spent the last 30 years between France and Italy, Stacy […] Continue reading »

New Year’s Challenge: Tartine Polenta Bread (BBB January 2018)

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

summary: recipe for Tartine Polenta Bread, based on a recipe in “Tartine Bread” by Chad Robertson; definition of corn; using millet in place of corn; following the book recipe produces Slack Bread – worse than the croc!; making my sister happy; importance of recipe testing; overwintering rosemary in an inhospitable climate; a Bread Baking Babes […] Continue reading »

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