A frog in the kitchen

jeudi 1 décembre 2011

Rosemary & Kalamata olives focaccia

If you think that bread is hard to make you should start with baking a focaccia. Focaccias are the equivalent of our french Fougasses. The texture is similar to pizza doughs but thicker and topped with sea salt, herbs and sometimes cheeses or even meat (which, in that case, is a whole meal by itself).  It's easy to make and only requires 10 minutes kneading. All you really have to do is wait for the dough to rise. This is a classic rosemary & olives foccacia, nothing fancy. But it's delicious! Perfect as an appetizer, you can... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Afrog à 05:25 - Permalien [#]
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lundi 29 août 2011

No-knead bread update & a piece of western Australia

A few days ago I made this no-knead bread. Which tasted and looked absolutely beautiful! (just so you know, my last 3 meals were made of just bread and butter....). I never thought I could make a bread that looks better... Untill today! I baked an other loaf this morning and dusted the dough with some flour instead of cornmeal. The cornmeal gave a yellow tone to the bread. The flour gave a result more brown which gives the bread a "rustic" look, I love it! :)  How beautiful is that? I'll try an other loaf dusted with wheat... [Lire la suite]
Posté par Afrog à 09:48 - Permalien [#]
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samedi 27 août 2011

Staff of life

What's more satisfying than making your own bread? There is nothing like the smell of a warm bread wafting through the house. It's one of those simple joy in life. I made my first no-knead bread this morning, I know, I'm five years late, every foodie  on earth has tried it since it has been published in the New York times in 2006 (just have a look here). This recipe is the easiest way of making bread ever! No need to knead, no sticky fingers, no doughy mess! Just mix all the ingredients, wait for 24 hours, throw the dough in... [Lire la suite]
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