Soup and Bread

Started two batches of dough on Tuesday, and put them both in the fridge. Both were 600g of flour and one had just 1g of yeast and the second one had 50g of sourdough discard and 1g of yeast. That batch also had 50g of whole wheat. Took the yeast only out very early Wednesday…

Walcan Seafood

I was down to one piece of halibut in the freezer so I placed an order with Walcan Seafood again on Sunday. It was delivered before 8:30 Tuesday morning. They provide a tracking number and 30 minutes before arrival, I can track the driver right into my driveway. I guess I am easily amused but…

Traditional Roast Chicken Dinner

I had a craving recently for a Roast chicken dinner. Comfort food. I had bought a 6 pound roast chicken and presalted it last Saturday. Covered until Sunday night, and then uncovered and left it in the fridge to air dry until Monday afternoon. Moe took it out of the fridge a couple of hours…

Halibut and Scallops

Moe loves scallops and what better to pair with than another favourite – Halibut. Both the scallops and the halibut were dusted with curry powder before searing. Not being a fan of scallops I just had halibut.

“WORK NIGHT” DINNERS

A few of this week’s work night dinners, that didn’t take long to make. Starting with last night’s dinner. Burger done on the grill and served on homemade Kaiser Rolls. and roasted potato wedges. As much as we love homemade fries, what I like about the wedges is that I’m not wasting all that oil…

SOURDOUGH/YEAST BOULE

Started the dough before leaving for work yesterday morning. Left out on the counter for a room temperature fermentation. Dough was ready to go when I got home from work around 5:30 PM. Same day dough, 600g flour with 1g of yeast and 50g of sourdough discard and 15g of salt with 375g water (63%)….

BAGEL BAKE

I fed my starters again and decided to start a batch of bagels. Unrelated. Wasn’t planning on making a sourdough batch. But wanted to do something with the discard. So I reduced the amount of yeast my recipe calls for and tossed in about 60g of the sourdough discard. Picked up smoked salmon and cream…

MORE SOURDOUGH

Pulled the 2nd batch of sourdough out of the fridge before 6:00 PM Sunday night. This one was made from a biga started with 60g of my white starter. The dough had been in the fridge since Saturday night. Shaped and baked four baguettes Monday morning. Moe had leftover roast pork with slices of warmed…

SOURDOUGH BAKE

Both Moe and Matt love sourdough. So I decided to start feeding my starter more often. Friday morning I fed both the rye and the white starter and used the discards from both to make Bigas. One double Biga with the rye and one white. Friday night, I made two 500g batches using the rye…

Feeding a Neglected Sourdough Starter

I’m so bad when it comes to looking after my sourdough starters. I let them go for months without feeding. Matt asked me to make a batch because he likes a sourdough pizza crust. I didn’t realize it had been more than three months since I fed them last. Thankfully they are very forgiving. My…