Monday, January 18, 2010


Yesterday I attempted to make the crackers. First I tried to use a pasta roller to make the dough very thin and uniform, for me that was a disaster. So, I took the bull by the horns and rolled the dough out by hand. I had some issues getting it even and thin enough, but all in all not bad. I didn't have any chili powder on hand so I used some garam masala that I had made a few weeks ago. I really liked the taste.
Last night I made the dough for the next braid, it looks nice and is sleeping in the fridge until tomorrow.

Friday, January 15, 2010

First Attempts

Today I'm venturing into the scary world of blogs. Well, at least scary for me.
I've baked bread for many years, but never using this no knead method. I made my dough earlier in the week, after returning from a very chilly Key West. Today I shaped and baked my first loaf using the Master recipe. Then, I shaped and baked the Epi. The Epi was somewhat of a challenge, and I've posted a picture of the results. It was great fun and with a little practice I hope the next ones will turn out better.

I'm going to attempt the crackers tomorrow armed with the great advice from the other posts.
Thanks Michelle of BigBlackDogs for organizing this blogging adventure, I would have never taken it on without you.

I made applebutter from Michelle's recipe at BigBlackDog. I did it in the slow cooker. It took a little longer to get to the right thickness, but great flavor. I'm going to serve it with HBin5 bread at a neighborhood meeting on thursday.