More Sourdough

Monday was one of those days when we were staying put.  It had been snowing since Sunday and wasn’t stopping any time soon. So Monday became another Sourdough bake day. I fed the starter again Sunday night and made a biga.  Because I have enough bread in the freezer, I’ve decided to make some fun…

Sourdough

Since I had an unexpected snow day, on Friday, I decided I might as well bake.  Fed my sourdough starter again  and I used the discard to make another batch of sourdough bread.   Six loaves. I shaped all of these loaves so that they could  be  started in the Cusinart Steam Oven on the…

Sourdough Pizza Crust

My work day turned into a snow day.  So I fed my starter again and used the discard to make another batch of sourdough. And I had a small 500g batch of sourdough  that I had made yesterday with the intention of making pizza on Saturday,  so I decided to make them tonight instead.  Had…

Sourdough Bake from New Sourdough Starter

First bake using  my new  Sourdough Starter. (See  New Sourdough Starter Post) I made a biga Tuesday night using just 60g of discard  from Stage Two of feeding my new Starter. Wednesday morning  I added another 50 gs of discard from the next feed.  And because this was a new starter I also added just…

New Sourdough Starter

Once again I neglected my sourdough starter, and rather than revive it, I tossed it out when I was cleaning out my fridge recently. If truth be told, as much as I like having my own starter and being able to bake sourdough bread, I really don’t like sourdough bread. Never have. But Moe and…

Baguettes with Biga

Before going to bed last night I mixed up a Biga. 2gs yeast220g flour220g water Stir well, cover and leave on the counterto double overnight This morning it had more than doubled and was added to more flour and water to equal a 1000g batch of dough. Biga 780g of flour530g of water (75% Hydration)27g to…

Silly Toffee Squares

The name is silly, but there is nothing silly about these squares. I’ve had this recipe for years but it has been a while since I made a batch. If you love toffee or caramel you will love these. And they are easy to make. Silly Toffee Squares ==================== Source Patty Base 1/2 cup flour…

Cream of Broccoli Potato Soup

Saturday Night’s Dinner. Made a pot of Cream of Broccoli Potato Soup. Decided to try a different recipe rather than my regular.  Found the recipe on  Gal On A Mission I made a couple of minor additions. The recipe forgot to add garlic so I did, and it called for dried thyme and I much …

Homemade Kaisers and Hot Dog Buns

Earlier this week I baked a batch of kaisers and used some of the dough for hot dog buns. And for dinner we had grilled European Wieners  on the buns with homemade onion rings. Kaiser Buns 4 1/2 cups flour (650g) 1 to 2  teaspoons sugar (5g) 2 to 3  teaspoons salt (22g) 2 1/2…

Spicy Green Beans with Pork in Black Bean Sauce

Typical of most of the Chinese style dishes that I cook this is just a basic outline. Not a formal recipe.   Spicy Green Beans with Pork =========================== 1 pork tenderloin, thinly sliced ShaoHsing rice wine cornstarch sesame oil Green Beans 1 White Onion 1 Garlic Clove fresh Ginger Black Pepper sauce Chile Garlic sauce…