I love the foggy days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve … when so many of us do not have to report in to work … such bliss. I’ve been enjoying time with family and friends and my new kitchen tools! The first new “toy” I got was a completely unexpected purchase; a beautiful new […]
I promise this isn’t turning into a bread-blog, but my goodness, did we ever make a beauty of a loaf of bread yesterday! This is our No-Knead Rolled Oats Bread. I checked out Steve’s Kitchen on YouTube and followed his super simple instructions and wow, what a beautiful loaf! It rose up almost to the lid […]
I’m going way out to the wilderness of baking bread. I’ve created my own sourdough starter! I’ll tell more about the sourdough starter later but for now, here’s my first attempt at making bread with my starter. I used a half cup of my starter, 3 cups of unbleached flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt […]
What a couple of weeks of chaos! I’ve had no time to write a single thing. Ugh. So here’s a random pic of a loaf of French bread I baked while I was away at the cabin. It was a good loaf of bread.
This past weekend I was doing some more of my cabin-cooking and I started reading a couple classic books about baking that got me into experimenting with making bread. I set aside my cast iron dutch oven and opted to use a plain old cookie sheet to try make a long loaf of French bread. […]
Family Day is the newest stat holiday in BC so I did my usual routine and got out of the city. I headed up the Fraser Canyon to the cabin. And as I usually do at the cabin, I got into experimenting in the kitchen. Seeing as I had one of my daughters with me […]
I decided to give the homemade bread thing another go – this time in my city home. And this time, I followed the recipe a little more closely. Well, I sort of followed the recipe more closely. Like I did at the cabin, I again added beer to my bread dough. But instead of adding […]
On my most recent trip to my cabin, on what turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far, I decided to bake bread. I have been reading and learning about making bread and decided to put my learning into action – on the hottest day of the year. The bread that […]