equipment and techniques

equipment and techniques

Is the starter ready? Looks can be deceiving…

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

summary: how to tell if the wild starter is ready; bubbles are an indication but not foolproof; float test is essential; working towards predictability; scheduling the starter; feeding; “[It] might be the case that your starter is rising, but you’re not there to see it. If you feed at night, it might be rising up […] Continue reading »

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!

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 »

Oh boy! Another new toy!

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

summary: giving in to fashion trends; we have a new toy: a dough whisk; Late this morning, we rode our bikes up the street to the vegetable store to get lettuce for tonight’s dinner. We thought we’d stop at the kitchen store next door to see if they had dough whisks. They did. The handles […] Continue reading »

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