27/05/12

Challah

This month I made Challah breads for the may edition of the Daring Bakers Challenge. They were definetly yummy but the recipe yeilded way to much for just the two of us, I would suggest that you cut the portions in half since this recipe made 3 loafs!!  Ingredients: 31g fresh yeast 1 cup of warm water 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 cup of  butter 2 tea of salt 4 cups of white flour 2 cups of whole wheat flour 1/2 cup of rolled oats 1/2 cup of honey, my little personnal touch 3 eggs Additional flour for kneading and 1... [Lire la suite]
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30/12/11

Sourdough Bread

I'm very happy about this experiment! I've been wanting to make my own sourdough starter fro quite some time now but I never had the nerve to go through with it. Thanks to Jessica from My Recipe Projet I've dived off the deep end into sourdough world. Let's see if I can get anybody else to join the club? So first of all let be say that this may be long but it's not hard. Basically all you have to do is mix water and flour and let magic do the rest. I was very pleased to see that even if it's very cold in our house I... [Lire la suite]
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27/10/11

Swirls!

Now this was fun! This month's Daring Baker's dare was to make Povitica, a eastern european coffee cake. I found this to be really interesting because it's a very versatil recipe.  The base is a yeast dough that is rolled very thin then smothered with filling before being rolled up to form some really cool swirly patterns. Traditionnaly the filling is made with walnuts but this month walnuts were too spendy for me so I made two filling with stuff I already had in my pantry. So here's the recipe as given to us by Jenni of... [Lire la suite]
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27/09/11

Freash, Fluffy, French: Croissants

15H56 No matter how exited I'm for a Daring Bakers Challenge I'm always late! I mean really... croissants!! I love them, I should have tried making them as soon as the dare was up. But excuse after excuse has lead me to today, the day my post should be up, swearing with my hands covered with flour...and the rest of me too. As if one last minute dare was not enough I decided to do two: Sarah' recipe and one from the blog Foodbeam written by Fanny, a  recipe I've been wanting to try for quite some time now. Now you're... [Lire la suite]
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14/08/11

Appams and Sri lankan beef curry

Now I really didn't think I'd like appams, I mean it's a fermented pancake! When I was in the south of india I tasted idlis, a fermented rice and lentil cake, after that experience I avoided the fermented breads all together so I did't taste any appams while I was there. Now I'm sorry. When I saw that thia months daring cooks challenge was to make appams, I sighed, sceptically telling myself maybe this challenge would help me come to terms with my dislike for fermented breads. It worked!!! Appams, or how to like fermented... [Lire la suite]
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