Posts Tagged ‘white flour

18
May
18

Carasau bread

caraseau bread
https://riseofthesourdoughpreacher.wordpress.com/2017/11/10/maroggias-mill-cookbook-pane-carasau-il-ricettario-del-mulino-di-maroggia-pane-carasau/

Baked during the previous Holiday season.

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A light crispy bread, similar to a toasted pita bread.

11
Jan
18

Muffins, the English Style

Dough , dough , dough, bread and rolls ! What else to do ? How bout a muffin? The prestigious english muffin, used to  store-bought variety? Here’s a winner from the famous duo, (Paul and Mary, if you are a fan of the British Baking Show, from the master class series, where they reveal the elements and techniques behind the challenges) a simple basic technique that doesn’t require oven baking!

Ready, set, …… BAKE!

Goes together quickly if you have the elements in place, prepare to hand knead the dough for about 10 minutes.

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place the flour in a large bowl

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place the yeast on one side , the salt on the other (mistakenly the sugar in the photo, but I am not in competition)

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Add the rest of the ingredients….

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I elected to mix everything in the bowl versus the countertop, prepare to have on hand tied up in the muck, some flour close by and start the kneading for about 10 minutes, this is one of the types of dough that will pull together into a soft clump, don’t be tempted to add any more flour than absolutely necessary.

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Ready for the first rising to a double size, oil it up.

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Roll out the dough after the rise to about 2.5 cm thick, close to an inch and cut to biscuits 3 and 1/2 inch diameter, 9 centimeters if you are british. I got less than the 8 muffins I would go a bit thinner on the dough, some were combined and re-rolled a bit thinner. Lightly flour and dust the trays, here the polenta, or semolina is not an ingredient in the muffins but is a major component of the feel and texture of the finished product, don’t omit as the even the presentation of the muffins and mouthfeel will suffer. Second proof is about 30 minutes, the yeast very active and pillowly muffins are the result.

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A griddle or a cast iron pan well heated then put on low distributed heat, time the muffins, 5 to 6 minutes PER SIDE, know the attributes of your baking iron or pan as to shuffle the muffins on the iron to attain the browning and the necessary baking time needed.

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I didn’t skimp on the semolina/flour dusting even on the griddle. Even while baking on the iron, still raising a bit.

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Flip the babies, and bake another 5 to 6 minutes.

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Ummm…… the smell of the dough and the semolina baking !!!

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The muffins are higher in height than the store-bough variety so I turned the flame to almost nill and shuffled them several more minutes to insure they were baked internally.

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After baking let them cool a bit to utilize any internal heat to finish baking.

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The final test, hand split, (don’t get caught using a knife to separate the muffin !) broiled and buttered !

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I’ll let your eyes be the  judge !

Butter addition is excellent to taste the yeasty goodness of the muffin, but a fried soft  egg would be a crowning achievement  to the nooks and crannies. ! Jam anyone?

14
Sep
17

Re”PETE” recipe : banana bread

This is a recipe banana bread that was made a second time, https://recipereminiscing.wordpress.com/banana-bread/

Now it came out a bit lighter and I noticed that the sour cream when mixed with the baking soda bubbled more than the first recipe.

No chocolate chips in this recipe.


03
Apr
17

Dark garlic…

What happens when you add a small amount of dark roasted barley (malt), with white all purpose flour with the bonus of minced garlic. 

Let’s see what happened…..

Since I didn’t get out the grain mill for such a small amount, the barley was processed with the food processor.

Sift out the large chunks ….
Add the sifted grains to a starter (poolish).. Yes we’re also going to make some plain white bread along side.

Also add some sourdough starter to the mix for interest.

Bubbling away….

The dough…

The baked loaf, next to the plain white.


A similar taste to pumpernickel bread with an garlic flavor. Different to say the least!

20
Nov
16

Soured blueberry corn muffins

A typical corn muffin recipe, instead of  only milk for one of the wet ingredients, the addition of a sour dough starter.img_1203

1 cup white flour

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

Scant 1 cup sour dough starter

1/4 cup Melted butter

1 egg beaten

Milk, as necessary , if batter is too stiff

Added 3.5 ounce bag of dried blueberries

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Standard wet and dry ingredient mix, combine each first then mix together.

 



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The sweetness of the blueberries stands  out from the slight sourness of the cornbread.

04
May
16

Wus sup(per)?

As the greeting of the day goes “wus up” or simply “sup ?” ? A simple fare for sup-per.

Cubed chicken thigh, roasted / grilled from a previous day. ( cold)

Risotto, onion, Parmesan cheese.

Broccoli , steamed , garlic butter.

Bread, whole wheat/ white flour.

Beverage , IPA, off the topper home brew, not shown.

bonus pictures

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meanwhile, back in France, via Periscope from time to time, bread continues !

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26
Feb
16

Red Bean Taco

The filling for these tacos was a loosely followed recipe for re-fried beans from Bon appetite.
Sauté a smoked ham hock in a bit of oil, add onion and garlic and continue for about 8 minutes.
Add a dried red  (hot) pepper and 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin for about 1 minute.
Place in a crock pot with 1 and 1/2 cups raw , not soaked , red beans and 4 cups water.

Let this concoction cook on low overnight at least, till the beans are soft, but not mushy and the ham hock meat falls from from the bone.

Let cool and place in a mason jar and store refrigerated. The beans have many uses as a dip , spread etc.

With a combination of masa harina and white flour water, salt and a tortilla press …

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