Thursday, March 13, 2014

Bread Recipe

With my crappy lungs, I'm just not able to knead bread dough for the 15 or so minutes needed to get the results I like, so I bought an Zojiroshii machine.   Kudos to the people who designed and manufactured it.  It makes a one pound loaf which is just right for me, living alone as I do.  This is the recipe I've used for years and it makes great bread.....crustly/fluffy and a snap to make.

10 oz.                 bread flour
 6  oz.                 water
 1  tsp.                active dry yeast
1/2 tsp                salt
1/2 tsp.               diastatic malt powder
1+1/2 TBSP       honey

Oven 375   for 35-40 minutes

Cool 30 minutes before slicing and enjoying.

I'm working on a new Massawomee sourdough starter culture so hopefully more to follow.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bread of the Day

Can anyone identify the characters in the photo of today's bread?

Working on some sourdough, but this will do till then.   Today was a grill day with Ben and Jerry and Co.   Reconstructed Chicken Cordon Bleu with Grilled Nectarines and a simple salad.  And very cheap beer.  Was still wonderful.

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