SOURDOUGH BOULES

Once again I had neglected my starter. Decided to feed and revive one morning recently. Fed it again same night and used some of the discard to make a biga which went into a batch of dough the next morning. Left it out on the counter all day and it was ready to shape when…

PORTERHOUSE STEAK FOR TWO

Grilled the Porterhouse steak and served sliced with a wine sauce. Sides were roasted potatoes, zucchini and sautéed cremini mushrooms. AND, as a side a new version of our favourite Gorgonzola Garlic bread. I still had one ball of pizza dough in the fridge. Decided to make a bastardized version of a Gorgonzola Garlic bread…

Baguettes – Food Processor Method

I had actually forgot that I had Charles Van Over’s “The Best Bread Ever cookbook – Great Homemade Bread Using your Food Processor” until a member of eGullet posted about it recently and shared pictures of the breads he was making using the Food Processor method. I decided last night to pull out my KA…

Baguettes at 65% Hydration

Biga started early morning before leaving for work. Dough made same night. 65% hydration. Been playing around with a lower hydration because then I have the option of using the same dough to bake pizza. Left out on the counter until 4:00 AM next morning and then shaped into six baguettes/batards of different sizes. Love…

GRILLED PRAWNS WITH PASTA AGLIO E OLIO

I asked Moe what he wanted for dinner one night recently and he chose grilled prawns with Pasta Aglio E Olio. I pulled the Spot Prawns from Walcan Seafood out of the freezer before leaving for work. Easy work night dinner. While the water boiled for the pasta, I shelled the prawns and marinated them…

FRENCH ONION SOUP

This recipe is from Epicurious – Our Favourite French Onion Soup. I made the broth from scratch. Roasting beef bones with vegetables and then simmering for a number of hours. Very rich broth. Our Favorite French Onion Soup From Epicurious IngredientsServes 4 as a main (or 6 as an appetizer)5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided1 tablespoon…

SMOKED CHICKEN

I decided to smoke a whole chicken yesterday, early evening. Just a small bird. I don’t have a “smoker” but I have a pellet tube and a gas grill. Rather than use pellets in the tube I filled it with wood chips. Mesquite. Moe loved the flavour. He ate the two wings before bed last…

ANOTHER PIZZA AND BAGUETTE BAKE

Started a Biga Saturday morning and made the dough that evening. Dough went immediately into the fridge and came out this afternoon around 2:00. Left on the counter until 5:30 and then divided the dough in to four portions for baguettes and two for pizza. One was large enough for Matt to make his own…

PIZZA IN THE OONI KODA 16

I’ve had my Ooni for just over a year. I only used it a couple of times while I waited for the accessories I ordered to arrive. Everything related to Ooni seemed to be out of stock and I had to wait a couple of months for the Perforated Peel. I didn’t really like the…

HOMESTYLE WHITE BREAD

Edited my original Homestyle White Bread recipe. Basic changes were to use water instead of milk and add a couple of eggs. Was a big hit with both Moe and Matthew. Makes two large loaves. Perfect for French Toast. Homestyle White Bread 1000 g of bread flour700 g of water10 g of yeast2 tablespoons honey27…