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French Onion Soup & Fresh Crusty Bread

We made pizzas a few nights ago, and i had about half the dough left over just sitting in the fridge, deliciousifying. So when Justin brought up the idea of French Onion Soup,  I was >> all over << that. Today is a busy day, though, and the kitchen stuff has to be done in […]

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Cornbread

Light and fluffy cornbread. Justin & I happened across a can (yes, a can) of vegetarian baked beans. What better thing to go with baked beans than cornbread? A few weeks ago I was researching bean pots because I really want to make baked beans from scratch. I love the idea of a giant simmering […]

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Buguettes: the First Run…

So about a week ago, David mentioned that he was going to a food conference in Richmond and would I bake some bread for the event. Of course I would. He told me he’d like to have the bread for dipping in oil & vinegar, so we agreed that baguettes would be the best choice. […]

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We never tire of Mediterranean Food…

Making pitas was a challenge for me. I got the recipe from thefreshloaf.com but the first couple times I made them I didn’t get the full expansion in the oven until I altered the recipe some, adding a couple tablespoons of wheat gluten & a couple tablespoons of dairy (milk, but I think yogurt would […]

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Graced by Gracer…

When you wake up in the morning and find this atop some other random dirty dishes in your sink, you know for sure you had one hell of a good time. Or a really bad time. Thankfully for us it was of the former, not the latter. Some of you might be familiar with David […]

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Hot Pita Lovin’

I saw a recipe on thefreshloaf.com for Pita bread and recalled I had a can of chickpeas in the pantry that would make a super nice hummus. Paired up with the falafel and the bounty of vegetables we have on hand.. well, it was a formula for Mediterranean Night!

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100% Whole Wheat Loaf, Yes, Yes…

Okay, honestly? It’s 96% whole wheat. I have a preferment that I’ve been using for the last few months and since I make a variety of breads ranging from whole wheat to wheat/rye to white it’s got a hodge-podge of flours and aged yeasts, so I guess I have to factor that in. I have […]

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French Batard

I am so proud of this loaf, I might consider breadmaking the perfect parenting experience. This is my little baby while it was still partial dough in the oven. Imagine my surprise when I saw its ineffable beauty. And here little “loafy” just out of the oven. The first slice, after about an hour and […]

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Buy Our Bread – We Knead the Dough….

I read this passage this morning and fell completely in love with Mr. Peter Reinhart. Here’s my fantasy about the ideal loaf of bread:I gather the wheat, corn, rice and oats from a local field, then I grind them myself in a stone mill, make a dough by adding milk just taken from the resident […]

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Beer Bread

A new experiment using Naragansett Beer instead of yeast. Recipe: 3C Flour 4tbs Baking Powder 3tsp Sugar 12-16oz Beer (your choice) pinch of salt some melted butter… as much as your tastes prefer (I used 1/2 tbs) Pour beer into bowl. Add 2C flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Add more flour as necessary to […]

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Cornbread!

Homemade Cornbread to go with the Taco Soup, yeah! in a small bowl mix 1c Milk 1c Cornmeal let mixture stand for 5 minutes or until milk is absorbed into cornmeal. in a separate bowl mix 1c Flour 1/4c White Sugar 1.5 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 tsp Salt 1 Egg 4tbs Vegetable Oil Mix two […]

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Sourdough!

For I have finally achieved baking satisfaction! Beautiful loaves of Sourdough!!!! This was my fourth attempt, and it may just have worked. Photo above is still in the oven baking, so we’ll see what happens in the next few minutes! Hell yeah, I’m so punk rock!

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Cheesy Jalapeno Toast

weekold sourdough , grated cheese, jalepeno spread, mayonnaise, oven at 300 for 15 minutes or until bubblyyum as many of you know, justin & i have been working on ways to decrease monies spent on food without sacrificing quality. i had some leftoveer sourdough from a week ago’s shopping trip. i never waste bread. even […]