Baguettes and Boules

Yesterday’s bake. Same day. Last loaf came out of the oven around 9:00 PM and I started the dough in the morning around 5:30 AM.Discard from sourdough feed and 2g of yeast. 1000g flour at 80%. Left it out all day while I was at work and it was ready to go when I got…

Quick Puff Pastry

Made a quick puff pasty the other morning and used half the batch on two individual chicken pot pies. Used the remaining pastry to make an Apple Galette this morning. My Favourite Pastry Dough Edited: December/20142 cups all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water,…

Buttery Date Bran Muffins

Moe loves bran muffins. I`ve been trying different recipes recently and this one is my favourite. Buttery Date Bran Muffins. The only thing I did different is add a pinch of salt and a full cup of chopped dates. Moe likes his served warm with butter. I like to spread a little cream cheese on…

ALL-BRAN MICROWAVE CHOCOLATE CAKE

Moe likes bran cereal so I have started to make him bran muffins. A favourite is Honey Bran Muffins. I found a photo of a chocolate cake made from All-Bran, baked in the microwave. Unfortunately it was a diet version which I wasn’t looking for. But I liked the general idea, so I made a…

Pork and Green Beans with a Spicy Black Bean Sauce

  Like most stir fries, I just wing it. This is the basic outline and can be adapted using beef or chicken  and adjusting seasoning to suit your own taste.   1 pork tenderloin, thinly sliced ShaoHsing rice wine cornstarch sesame oil   Green Beans 1 White Onion small sweet red pepper 1 Garlic Clove…

Roast Rack of Pork

Moe’s breakfast. Another dinner that didn’t get cooked the night before, that cooked in the morning instead. I was going to make mashed potatoes, but just par boiled them, drained and put them back in the pot and shook them over the heat to rough up the sides and then instead of roasting I just…

Apple Dumplings

I don’t really have a recipe for Apple Dumplings. I’m happy to share the basics. I used my regular pastry dough made with all butter. And I divided it into four pieces and shaped into small discs. Refrigerated the dough for an hour. I peeled the apples and cored from the top to within a…

Pastry Crust

My basic pastry crust. Works for both sweet and savory pies. Butter Lard Pastry Crust Edited: December/2014 2 cups all purpose flour3/4 teaspoon salt1/3 cup butter1/3 cup lard (or shortening- Crisco)5 to 6 tablespoons of ice water, or more as needed pinch of baking powder (something that my grandmother always did) NOTE:  Or use all…