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Croissants are easy, but Cruffins are easier (BBB July 2021)

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

summary: recipe for Cruffins; it’s warm in the kitchen; the butter is soft; fooling around with measurements; rolling pins are wonderful; remembering and forgetting; late again; information about Bread Baking Babes; We just keep rollin’, we keep on rollin’ along! It’s hot! Poisonously hot. (But not as hot as west of here where wildfires are […] Continue reading »

White Bread and “Simon the Fiddler” (Novel Food No.42)

Monday, July 5th, 2021

summary: revisiting bread-making using commercial yeast and white flour only; Ken Forkish’s White Bread with Poolish; brief review of “Simon the Fiddler” by Paulette Jiles; Novel Food Event; sigh… late again; sneak peak at “The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen” by Jacques Pépin; This recipe makes a palate-sparkling, almost buttery-flavored bread with a thin, […] Continue reading »

Wordless Not-Wednesday: Best Falafel Dinner Ever

Saturday, June 26th, 2021

Rolling Rolling Rolling (BBB June 2021)

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

summary: recipe for Not-Gigi’s Not-Quitade-Hungarian Not-Exactly-Almond Roll, loosely based on the recipe for ‘Gigi’s Almond Roll’ in a back issue of “Sunset Magazine”; if ‘diós bejgli’ is ‘walnut roll’ and ‘makos bejgli’ is ‘poppy seed roll’ in Hungarian, then is ‘mandulás bejgli’ the name for ‘almond roll’?; commercial yeast vs. wild yeast; sweet or savoury? […] Continue reading »

The Challenges of Povitica (BBB May 2021)

Monday, May 17th, 2021

summary: recipe for eggless Povitica with walnut date filling; no sense of time any more; late again; information about Bread Baking Babes; Potica is a cooking project, not everyday fare. You’ll want to be well-rested and plan-free before embarking on all the kneading, whisking, flouring, and rolling. – Romana Bohinc, the head baker of Potičnica—a […] Continue reading »

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