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19 July 2017

July 2017 posts

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
And we have a new pet...
summary: recipe for Natural Starter based on instruction in "All You Knead is Bread" by Jane Mason; I'm a glutton for punishment; we have a new pet; problems with over-rising and developing the gluten;

Sunday, 16 July 2017
It's summer and we're full of beans! (BBB July 2017)
summary: recipe for Velvety Bean Bread; reducing the yeast; summer and over-rising; hazards of scoring overproofed bread; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Tuesday, 4 July 2017
feed the hungry Aish Baladi (bookmarked)
summary: recipe for Aish Baladi (100% whole wheat flatbread); using Michael Pollan’s method of sifting the wholewheat flour; toasting the bran; bookmarked; Toronto celebrates Canada Day with a duck; we're not paying attention; hunger;


Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)


16 June 2017

June 2017 posts


Friday, 16 June 2017
Kaak – don't you love getting a new handbag? (BBB June 2017)
summary: recipe for Kaak (Lebanese Handbag Bread); adjusting yeast amounts; fooling with flours; baking on the barbecue; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Sunday, 11 June 2017
Kale and Coconut Oil do NOT belong in the trash
summary: stir-fried kale; refuting Kingsport Humor's notion that kale belongs in the trash; another use for orange blossom water; Jamie Schler's cookbook "Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet", with photos by Ilva Beretta, is being released soon; information on how to pre-order the cookbook; a bit about coconut oil



Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

by Jamie Schler with photos by Ilva Beretta,
(Gibbs Smith Publishing)



24 May 2017

May 2017 posts


Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Open-faced Croque Monsieur, anyone?
summary: using the last of the Shubbak el-Habayeb (Lovers' Windows) to make open-faced Croque Monsieur; no eggs, thank you very much; breaking the rules – again; doesn't the definition of a Croque Monsieur include béchamel? toaster ovens are the best; an excerpt from one of my voluminous travel diaries

Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Looking through Lovers' Windows to Celebrate Spring (BBB May 2017)
summary: recipe for Shubbak el-Habayeb (Lovers' Windows); timing and the beauty of refrigeration; a Bread Baking Babes project;

In springtime, the only pretty ring timeWhen birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;Sweet lovers love the spring

18 May 2017

Rats!!


08:56: Sometime just before midnight last night, my real blog on etherwork.net suddenly and inexplicably went offline. I have no idea when it will return. :stomp:

edit 11:55am:  I'm happy to report that everything is back online again and my real blog is once again accessible. :yay:


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17 April 2017

April 2017 posts


Sunday, 16 April 2017
Happy Easter!
"Hot Cross Buns" (BBB April 2017)
summary: recipe for Kare Pan; spring at last; embracing diversity; deep-frying in a wok; statute of limitations for April Fooling; a Bread Baking Babes project;

March 2017 posts


Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread (BBB March 2017)
summary: recipe for Cinnamon Raisin Struan Bread; adjusting old recipes for today’s tastes; yeast amounts; a Bread Baking Babes project; better late than never....

20 February 2017

February 2017 posts


Monday, 20 February 2017
Serendipity: Cabbage and Rapini
summary: stir-fried cabbage and rapini is the best; playing the Glad Game;

Thursday, 16 February 2017
Jachnun and Zhug: trying something new has its rewards (BBB February 2017)
summary: recipes for Jachnun and Zhug; stretching; overcoming fears; 9th (!) anniversary for the BBBabes; a Bread Baking Babes project;

30 January 2017

January 2017 posts


Monday, 30 January 2017
Orange You Glad You Baked This? - BBBabes and BBBuddies (January 2017)
summary: January 2017 Bread Baking Buddies; BBB Fouace Nantaise gallery;

Monday, 16 January 2017
Dreaming of Orange Blossoms – Fouace Nantes (BBB January 2017)
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;

Happy New Year!

24 December 2016

December 2016 posts


Saturday, 24 December 2016
The Season of Giving and Receiving
summary: Giving and receiving; spice of life; nutmeg;

Thursday, 22 December 2016
Orange Thyme Shortbread
summary: playing with a recipe for Lemon Thyme Shorbread to make Orange Thyme Shortbread; when you don’t have lemons, use oranges; homemade orange extract; Christmas baking;

Friday, 16 December 2016
Whoa!! That's Really Red Bread (BBB December 2016)
summary: recipe for Beet Challah; fear of sourdough and scary colours; expectations and realisations; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Wednesday, 7 December 2016
You win some - you lose some
summary: Wine and whine;

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Eating from the book.... Karma beet and coconut soup
summary: recipe for Karma Beet and Coconut Soup, based on a recipe in the accompanying cookbook for Monica Bhide's novel, "Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken"; substitutions and/or additions; book review;

16 November 2016

November 2016 posts


Wednesday, 16 November 2016
Eeeeek! ...porridge bread (BBB November 2016)
summary: recipe for Porridge Bread, based on a recipe in "The Village Baker" by Joe Ortiz; reading difficulties – again (still??); in spite of me, we have delicious bread once again; a Bread Baking Babes project;

Thursday, 10 November 2016
This year, we are the Smugs! (Cake Day)
summary: I love Cake Day; annual vinarterta making; disaster averted (not again!?!)

Thursday, 3 November 2016
Oatmeal Biscuits
summary: recipe for oatmeal biscuits based on a recipe in HomeBaking by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford; they taste like graham crackers!

29 October 2016

October 2016 posts


Saturday, 29 October 2016
Persian Cardamom Shortbread (GF; bookmarked recipe)
summary: recipe for Persian Cardamom Shortbread – gluten-free cookies; using brown rice flour instead of white rice flour doesn't ruin the cookies; the thrill of having gluten-free cookies not taste like they were made in the sandbox; really? no pictures?? too bad, because the cookies were lovely; information about Bookmarked Recipes

Friday, 28 October 2016
Not-Quite-Wordless Not-Wednesday: Got Pizza Dough? Make Kouign Amann
summary: Kouign Amann is insanely easy to make; "Home Baking" by Naomi Duguid and Jeffrey Alford has some great ideas for using up extra dough; experimenting with trying to be less verbose by calling the post "Wordless"

Sunday, 16 October 2016
Bagels with Asiago (BBB October 2016)
summary: recipe for Bagels, based on recipes in “Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Bread Every Day” and an article by Peter Reinhart in “Fine Cooking”; being a bagel purist; Asiago cheese; new digital scales and why they should be thoroughly researched in advance; how to turn a two day process into one of three days; a Bread Baking Babes project; World Bread Day; World Food Day;