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ranting, raving and generally complaining

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 »

Sort of Wordless Not-Wednesday: Merry Christmas to Me!

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Better Late Than Never not-Champagne Babas (BBB December 2017)

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

cork

summary: recipe for Champagne Babas; substituting more affordable sparkling wine from Argentina; using commercial yeast instead of wild yeast; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) December 2017: Champagne Baba Well, I considered translating this into a recipe with wild yeast…. And then I realized that it would prove that I’m completely out […] Continue reading »

Reparations after Bread Wars

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Mock Monsieur

summary: effects of weather changes on bread made with wild yeast; bread wars; counter-intuitive behaviour; rescuing failures and turning them into major successes; Mock Monsieurs; Avocado Toast; Winning; “If you have a lemon make a lemonade” – Dale Carnegie, after Elbert Hubbard“Ultimately there is no such thing as failure. There are lessons learned in different […] Continue reading »

What Nationality are These Muffins?? (BBB November 2017)

Friday, November 17th, 2017

summary: ingredients for English Muffins; refusing to use commercial yeast when there’s wild yeast in the fridge; scheduling problems; late again; rescuing English muffins that are overcooked (really dark…) on the outside and undercooked in the center; meat thermometer is my friend; making my sister happy; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) […] Continue reading »

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