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
The third challenge in cake week is a hidden design in a cake. Contestants did flowers, crowns, cupcakes, a bird and a nose, and many other great ideas. A long time ago, I bought a checkerboard cake kit from Pampered Chef. I’ve made a few cakes with that (with varying results) so I thought I’d… Continue reading Bog Body Loaf
Next episode in Cake Week: The Beginnings was Paul Hollywood’s Rum Baba. This is some kind of 70s throwback that I had never heard of, but it sounded good, so let’s go. The recipe is found here, on the BBC web site. Easy enough to follow and it has some American translations for temp and… Continue reading Baba BOOM!