whine

ranting, raving and generally complaining

Almost-wild Very (very) Light Rye (BBB September 2017)

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

summary: BBB Swiss Rye Ring (and boule) based on a recipe by Stanley Ginsberg; trying to use wild yeast instead of commercial yeast; creating a rye starter using Jane Mason’s method; creating scary rye alcohol in solid brick-like form; ears! we see ears; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) September 2017: Swiss […] Continue reading »

Ah! Comfort Food – Coffee Crusted Pork

Saturday, August 19th, 2017

summary: rereading past issues of SAVEUR Magazine; discovering missed recipes like coffee crusted beef tenderloin; taking comfort; cats are funny creatures; Oh for the good old days!! I do miss getting SAVEUR magazine…. Seeing pictures of comfort food actually comforts people. A study from McGill University found that men who looked at photos of meat […] Continue reading »

Lost in Translation with Tutmanik and Sirene (BBB August 2017)

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

summary: тутманик с Готово Тесто (Tootmanik s Gotovo Testo – Tutmanik with Ready-made Dough); attempting the impossible; experiment with wild yeast; over-rising; hazards of adjusting the recipe too much; fun with shaping; a Bread Baking Babes project; Bread Baking Babes (BBB) August 2017: Tootmanik F is for Fail. Although, perhaps this is a Conditional Pass…. […] Continue reading »

2nd Try at Jane Mason Sourdough: Sudden Change of Direction

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

summary: second try at making Jane Mason Sourdough Bread: Fail!; new pet refuses to play; learning patience; getting inspired by “Taste of Persia” by Naomi Duguid; there’s a reason for eating by candlelight; khinkali stuffed with mushrooms to the rescue; great new condiment: ajika; reminiscing about “Anything Can Happen” by Papashvily; Now that the major […] 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 »

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