As promised, the second bagel batch was made today with more mixed results. The recipe used was from King Arthur Flour (hence the spelling…rather Tudor, but maybe we can pretend that Henry VIII’s older brother had actually become king prior to his death…but I digress) found here. It’s an easy enough recipe to follow, though… Continue reading Double Bagel, Parte the Seconde
I was looking at Netflix last week and discovered there are NEW EPISODES OF THE SHOW! These are Season 10 and were released in the UK at the same time as the US, I think…but rather than force us to wait a couple months and then give us the opportunity to BINGE WATCH like the… Continue reading Double Bagel, Parte Ye Firste
This was fun…although my whole body is going to pay for this later, I think. Ow. Wanting to use the same recipe that the contestants used on the show (mine being more detailed than their truncated technical challenge directions), I found the BBC version of Paul Hollywood’s recipe here. I had to omit the sunflower… Continue reading Braided Bread
So the flatbread challenge had two parts–one with yeast and one without. I did the without yeast last time, and had to wait until I had a large enough window of time to make the with yeast…today I had no big plans (just a trip to the chiropractor) and the weather has been overcast and… Continue reading Fluffy Flatbreads of the Mediterranean
The next challenge is flatbreads! First–I love bread. I love making bread, I love eating bread, and I love the simplicity … and yet complexity … of bread. I’ve never made flatbreads before, so this is a new experience! I’m going to start with the easiest of the challenges, a non-yeasted flatbread. This usually involves… Continue reading Flatbreads
When I saw that this was the famous “Lion Bread” episode, I knew I was going to have to do something that was rather spectacular. Or at least a bit showy. Then the details: 3 types of bread (flavors), one of them stuffed, and 3D. Now, first I thought maybe it would be fun to… Continue reading A Bread Sculpture Fit For a King
Another opportunity missed on photos…but it was only marginally successful, so I guess you didn’t miss much. Using the Paul Hollywood no-fail recipe, I somehow…failed. Or at least had a number of frustrations in the process. I opened a brand-new jar of yeast, so I know that was not an issue. I used all purpose… Continue reading Les Baguettes, s’il vous plait!
Episode 3, Season 3…quick breads are the challenge! Any flavors or fillings, but it must be made on a flat pan–not in a tin. That kind of ruled out a few recipes that I found online, since they were mostly put into bread tins, like the cinnamon-sugar quick bread I found on divascancook.com…I might make… Continue reading Quick! Bread!
The next challenge is to make a tea loaf. This is a sweet, yeasted bread, best made in a loaf tin to ensure structure and even baking. Several of the varieties that were made by contestants were really inspiring–gosh, wouldn’t you know it, several made CHAI FLAVOR! Did I mention I love chai? I found… Continue reading Time for Tea and Loafing Around
The last challenge this week is to sculpt a showstopper out of bread. Well, dough…then you bake it into a magnificent loaf! Contestants did a braid with “corn” (looked like wheat to me), a tear and share flower, a sweet peacock, yin and yang bread, 5-strand wreath, and a giant soccer-playing cephalopod (so if you’re… Continue reading Sculpting with Bread