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19 February 2018

February 2018 posts


Monday, 19 February 2018
fine tuning Tartine Bread....
summary: adding a little rye flour and wheat germ to Chad Robertson's Tartine bread; Jane Mason natural starter (wheat) is just getting stronger; altering the baking time in the combo-cooker for even better oven spring; getting permission to change the recipe; brief review of "My Kitchen in Rome" by Rachel Roddy;

Friday, 16 February 2018
Wildness at the BBBabes' 10th Anniversary Party (BBB February 2018)
summary: recipe for Wild Royal Crown Tortano based on a recipe in "Artisan Baking Across America" by Maggie Glezer, using Jane Mason's starter and Chad Robertson's kneading and shaping techniques; information about Bread Baking Babes; BBB's 10th Anniversary!

Wednesday, 7 February 2018
Running Wild with Stacy's Orange Rosemary Boule
summary: making bread based on a recipe in Jamie Schler's beautiful cookbook "Orange Appeal"; not following the recipe vs. following the recipe; wild yeast version is good too....


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Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

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

30 January 2018

January 2018 Posts

Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Rising to the Challenge (January 2018 BBBuddies)
summary: January 2018 Bread Baking Buddies; BBB Tartine Polenta Bread gallery; about the BBBabes

Friday, 19 January 2018
Wordless Not-Wednesday: Avocado Toast
summary: Avocado Toast made with Tartine Polenta Bread; good smoked bacon; best breakfast ever!; lazy baker syndrome – either occurs from over-rising, poor gluten development, and/or poor shaping; a Wordless Not-Wednesday post;

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
New Year's Challenge: Tartine Polenta Bread (BBB January 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 (BBB) project;

Monday, 15 January 2018
Wordless Not-Wednesday: Tortillas revisited
summary: we have a tortilla press; cooking corn tortillas is suddenly insanely easy; keep them warm in a lidded casserole dish so they continue to steam and stay soft and pliable.


Happy New Year All!



Monday, 1 January 2018
Happy 2018!
summary: Happy New Year!; Tartine Bread just keeps getting better; mussels inspired by a recipe in Jamie Schler's cookbook "Orange Appeal"; old Navel oranges still produce beautiful juice; lentil soup; lentils for fortune; in praise of Rachel Roddy;


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Orange Appeal: Savory and Sweet

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