Sourdough Caramelized Onion and Poppy Seed Baguettes

Sourdough version  1000g batch at 70% hydration Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 1-tablespoon olive oil 1 large white onion 780 grams bread flour 2 to 3 tablespoons poppy seeds 330 grams water 150 grams milk 27 grams salt Biga Biga Biga made with 220g of flour 220g of water 60 to 80g sourdough starter discard Stir…

Yeast and Sourdough Bake

I fed my starter on Tuesday,  but didn’t want to take the time to make a biga (preferment)  so I just tossed some of the discard into   1000g of flour along with 3g of yeast and 700g of water and 27g of salt. Did the usual autolyze, stretch and fold mix method  over a three…

Boston Cream Pie and Brownies

We had our Thanksgiving with our friends  as well as neighbours, Barb and Clif. Clif cooked dinner all I had to make was dessert. Decided to make something that I hadn’t baked in a while and a dessert that I had never made for them. Boston Cream Pie I always forget how good this is….

Korean Japchae

I first had Japchae at a local Japanese Korean restaurant. The yam noodles were one of the choices for creating your own Bento box. I order them every time we eat at this restaurant. I finally found a store in Victoria that carries a wide variety of Korean products including Yam noodles.  This is a…

Pizza in Teglia alla Romana

“Pizza in Baking Tin”“Roman Pizza in Teglia or Roman Pan Pizza is a roman cuisine gastronomic product. Once being cooked in the classic baking tray, the product is laid on the pizza by the slice counters or street food counters in order to sell slices of pizza.”…Roman Pan Pizza HistoryPizza in Teglia was not a…

Breakfast and Batard

Sliced one of the batards this morning for Moe’s breakfast. The bread was baked on Tuesday. Breakfast was ham and butter based eggs. The ham was a smoked pork chop locally smoked on  Vancouver Island. 

Bread Started with a Biga

For years I started almost all of my  baguettes, batards, etc. with a yeast based biga. If I wanted to bake the next day I would start the Biga the night before. Takes all of a minute or two to prepare.  220g of flour 220g of water 1/2 teaspoon of yeast (1 1/2g approx.) If…

Coconut Cream Pie

Moe kind of mentioned that he had a craving for coconut cream pie. I had everything I needed but the coconut. We drove to a park for a walk and then stopped at the grocery store on the way home to pick up the coconut. Toasted coconut in both the filling and garnishing the whipped…

Potato Leek Soup

This is the basic outline rather  than a true recipe for Potato Leek Soup. Like most soups I don’t measure anything, just make it to taste, based on how many leeks and potatoes I want to use.  Potato Leek Soup 3 or 4 leeks, cleaned and the white part cut into 1/2 inch pieces 3…