Weekend Cooking Fun Continued: Black Bean Soup, Collard Greens, and More Bread

Whenever I start making bread I can't stop myself. There's no reason for me to have four loaves of bread in the house. Baking, especially bread, is a meditation. This second batch is organic whole wheat, and I used molasses instead of sugar or honey. The taste difference is amazing. Sweet and nutty with an …

Saturday Morning Bread

The initial plan was to make pizza last night, but everyone had plans (including me). I had a batch of dough rising, so we punched it down, wrapped it in plastic, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. I tempered it this morning when I woke up, shaped it into two loaves, let it …

Saturday bread

Wetter dough, less working, same flour and baking technique. I think I'll take Ian Crown's advice and use a sour starter. He thinks it has a different effect on the fermenting process, the yeast and bacteria create a perfect environment for creating longer strands of gluten. Something like that. Meanwhile, the grain in this batch …

Today’s Baguette

Still a work in progress, these baguettes. I have a good recipe, and have adjusted to tropical conditions. They taste great and have a nice texture. But I'm still working on finding that perfect frenchy baguette with the crusty crust (got it) as well as the big holy holes when you break it open (haven't …

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