I thought I’d add my thoughts on making sourdough when you have no yeast. Get a 1 or 2 quart glass bowl….one that you won’t be needing for a while. Put in 1 cup (113g) of whole wheat flour (all purpose is also fine) and 1/2 cup (113g) cool water. Stir and then cover with… Continue reading Sourdough Starter from Scratch
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
Just for fun, and to test some yeast I have in the packets, I put the instant yeast into a 1/2 cup of warm water with a teaspoon of sugar. I left it to perk for 10 minutes and it had some life, so I decided to try to make some bread from it. I… Continue reading Cinnamon Bread
When I first heard about the next challenge, I thought they said Queen’s Alman. I thought, “Wait, isn’t that an English country dance?” Turns out they said ‘kouign amann’, a French caramelized-sugar buttery pastry. This recipe looks like there’s a lot of butter and flour and folding to make puff pastry…which I kind of enjoy… Continue reading Can I Have This Dance…or a Roll?