I finished off my rounds this morning by doing some harvesting in the garden. The beans in particular had plenty to pick. 🙂 I found a yellow bean, growing on a green bean plant! It didn't get picked. It felt completely empty. Any beans it might have had did not develop. I did find one … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning harvest and first potatoes, makes for an awesome breakfast!
Well, the forecasts have changed again. Instead of things starting to cool down starting today, we're now supposed to hit 33C/91F with a humidex of 40C/104F this afternoon, and hit 30C/86F over the next couple of days. Thunderstorm warnings are back for tomorrow, but now extending over two days. I really hope we do get … Continue reading Melting and managing, and I GOT TO TOUCH IT!!!
A while back, we tried a recipe for overnight bread, which you can read about here, and find a link to the original recipe we used. I then tried an "over day" version, using the dough baby from my Babcia's bread experiment. It was fantastically successful! We've made it again, as a pretty basic no-knead … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 10: No Knead bread
One of the things we enjoy doing is baking bread and experimenting with bread recipes. Unfortunately, none of us are particularly able bodied. In what way may be different for each of us, but it's not unusual for none of us to be up to kneading dough at the same time. I would happily use … Continue reading Trying out an overnight bread recipe
I was feeling lazy today, and wanted to make something quick and easy for supper, to go with the meatloaf I had in the oven. I decided to make kluski. Well. I suppose the proper name for them is kluski kladzione, since kluski is a generic Polish word for all kinds of dumpling type things. … Continue reading Making kluski; Polish drop noodles
For the next while, as I remove part of the dough from one batch to use in the next batch, I will be taking out slightly larger pieces of dough, to make larger batches of bread with it, next time. Our flour canister is tall and narrow, so I've made a point of flattening the … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 8: ham and cheese roll!
Photo heavy post ahead! 😀 Today, we got to use our pasta machine for the first time, while making pasta for the first time. 🙂 Granted, I have made pasta-like noodles before, before, but nothing quite like this. Of course, I did some research first. I wanted something really basic for a recipe. This turned … Continue reading First time making pasta!
Ah, I was afraid of this. I managed to kill the dough ball. My mother describes how her mother would bake only once a week. So after working using the old dough after letting it sit in the flour few a few days, this time, I left it longer. Last night, I took it out … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part five: I killed it!
Our first batch of bread using old dough, in the manner my Babcia used to do, is now done. I did mess up a bit, which I will talk about below. Here is how the dough looked after the first rise. I had left it for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours, give or take. … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 3c: all done, and where I screwed up
When setting the old dough to reconstitute and ferment overnight, I had some concerns about temperature. The crock was sitting on our dining table, and that room gets pretty chilly. I did warm up the rice bag we have been using to warm our fermenting hard apple cider (which is probably ready to be bottled, … Continue reading Babcia’s Bread Experiment, part 3b: first rising