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ranting, raving and generally complaining

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 »

Mostly-Wordless Not-Wednesday: were we supposed to burp it?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

 dumm dmm dmm dmm DUMMMMMMMMMM We fed our new pet this morning and left it unattended in the dining room. It’s rather warm today….   Oooops!!!!

Isn’t the 3rd Try supposed to be the Charm?

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

summary: Third try at making Wild Bread, based on a recipe in “All You Knead is Bread” by Jane Mason; training a new pet; search for not-sour Sourdough continues; hiding the evidence in the composter; Did I say we were getting closer to making not-sour sourdough bread? Well. I was wrong. Sourdough bread does not […] Continue reading »

Dreaming of Orange Blossoms – Fouace Nantaise (BBB January 2017)

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Fouace Nantaise

summary: recipe for Fouace Nantaise, based on a recipe by Jamie Schler; orange blossom; yeast in the dead of winter; failure to learn from past mistakes; a Bread Baking Babes (BBB) project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Brrrrrr… it’s coooooold outside!! Bread Baking Babes’ Fouace Nantaise, January 2017 Adonc Marquet, […] Continue reading »

Whoa!! That’s Really Red Bread (BBB December 2016)

Friday, December 16th, 2016

Beet Bread

summary: recipe for Beet Challah; fear of sourdough and scary colours; expectations and realisations; a Bread Baking Babes project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Bread Baking Babes (BBB) December 2016: Beet Bread Oh the weather outside is frightful…. It snowed again last night. And I’m not ready for winter. I’m […] Continue reading »

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