POACHED EGGS ON TOASTED BAGUETTE

Moe has always loved poached eggs and I hadn’t made them recently. So I made them one day last week, served on toasted slices of baguette. The baguettes came out of the oven Tuesday night. The dough had been made earlier Tuesday morning and left on the counter for a long slow room temperature fermentation.

BATARDS

Moe prefers regular slices, rather than baguettes split horizontally. So Batards give bigger slices. So I made batards which are like fat shorter baguettes. And they fit better on the stone in the CSO , baked on the Bread Steam setting.

GRILLED LAMB LOIN CHOPS

I picked up some thick Lamb Loin Chops at the butcher last week. Presalted them. The next morning before leaving for work, I seasoned with fresh minced garlic, fresh rosemary, lots of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. Grilled that night for dinner and served with roasted potatoes, sauteed zucchini, sliced tomatoes and…

ANOTHER PIZZA NIGHT

I made a batch of dough one morning for baguettes and enough for pizza. 1000g flour, 4g yeast, 27g of salt at 63% hydration. Dough was given an 8 hour fermentation at room temperature. Divided the dough into three balls of various sizes for pizza and shaped two baguettes from the remaining dough. Matt likes…

CHICKEN STIRFRY

Inspired by An Duong, from the Home Cooks Club, I made a stir fry for dinner recently. Chicken,(Chicken was sliced thin and marinated for 20 minutes with a little Shaoxing Wine, cornstarch, sesame oil and an egg white.) baby bok choy, red peppers, crimini mushrooms, celery, white onion, garlic, fresh ginger, a little chili garlic…

BRISKET OF BEEF

I slow roasted a brisket recently. Seared and then into a low oven (275°F) and roasted overnight. In the morning, I wrapped it and put it in the fridge until it was cold and then sliced and vacuumed packaged with gravy, in portions big enough for two. Pulled one out for a simple roast beef…

HYDRATION TABLE

I put together this Chart to help those that have a problem understanding or figuring out hydration percentages for different size batches of dough. Hope this helps. Hydration Table 1000g – 65% – 650 g water   750g – 65% – 488 g water   500g – 65% – 325 g water 1000g – 68%…

TEX-MEX CHILI

Put a pot of my favourite chili on to simmer before leaving for work. When I got home, I just had to make the dough for the flour tortillas, salsa and a pitcher of Sangria. Last night’s beans were a combination of small chili beans and black beans cooked in the Breville PC. Matt put…