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Tag Archives: Baking
Ever Hear of Thai Muffins?
My daughter, Melanie and I have been discussing sweet potatoes and how much she and I enjoy them – and enjoy cooking and baking with them. On the heels of last week’s simple but exotic Thai Coconut Shrimp Curry with … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Food Tagged Baking, coconut milk, coconut sweet potato muffins, growing sweet potatoes, southern 1 Comment
Panettone – a Christmas Challenge
Now that the cookies are baked, I’m beginning to feel a bit more Christmasy. And I’ve been thinking I’d like to try Panettone. Panettone was never a Christmas tradition in our family, as it was with many of our neighbors … Continue reading
Posted in Baking, Food Tagged Baking, Christmas, Gourmet magazine, Jim Lahey, panettone, panettone mold, panettone recipe 7 Comments
Sourdough as Kitchen Science – 2
Currently, I have four pets: a new puppy named Gracie; Muffy the cat; and two sourdoughs. Yes, the sourdoughs are pets! They are living, breathing organisms, each with very different natures and personalities. And they easily take as much care and attention – in Muffy’s case, a lot more – as the other two pets. They require food and drink, usually on a daily basis, and regular attention. And if they don’t get it, they soon become ill and unable to perform their intended function, making wonderful bread. It’s because sourdough requires such attention that usually sees it getting stuck in the back of the refrigerator, where it eventually meets a neglected death.
Posted in Baking Tagged bacteria, Baking, bread, Carl Griffith, Carl's Friends, ph level, sourdough, sourdough starter 1 Comment
Sourdough as Kitchen Science – 1
One of my semi-regular activities is baking bread, and I like to tell myself that I’m a good baker, but unlike cooking, which is much more of an art, baking is way too scientific to allow an artistic approach. That … Continue reading
Posted in Baking Tagged bacteria, Baking, baking formulas, bread, microbes, sourdough, yeast Leave a comment