The Baking Show this week. Why too much Leavener is bad, too much Salt is bad, not enough of either is not good either. More on Tartine Bread Book, Tracy weighs in on starting your own bread starter, electric knife biscotti, and Eric is now part of The Enlightenment, plus viewer mail! join our list, email us: email@example.com
The book, Becoming Jefferson's People, by Clay Jenkinson
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Salt in Bread Baking by King Arthur Flour
Julie's Roast Squash Recipe:
Cut an acorn squash or butternut squash in half, scoop out seeds and fibrous stuff. In a bowl, mix equal parts of brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup (I used about 2 Tbsp. of each). Brush this mixture all over the cut srufaces of the squash and you can even puddle a little bit in the "hole". Sprinkle with salt and black pepper----and believe me, the black pepper really adds that little sump'n sump'n to it so go for it---place on a baking sheet and bake @ 400 for 1 hr. I made a little extra of the sugar mixture and kept some out to add after baking.
Here in the south, we do a lot of casseroles and I was just kinda tired of the same old sweet potato casserole or butternut squash casserole and decided to try something different, simpler, and a little more health conscious. I know the butter and brown sugar doesn't seem all that healthy but compared to what we usually put into a casserole (with pecan toppings, etc.), it really is.
Electric knife - another use - If you use the foam from Joann Fabrics to make cushions - the electric knife is great to cut a straight line.
Don't forget the cookie recipe your sister mentioned.
Hey- The Splendid Table had a guy on talking about natural yeast. He suggested the collecting time for natural yeast was 2 weeks.
I think his book was 'the lost art of cooking" or something like that.
Sorry too lazy/busy to link! But I'd give that a try before giving up on natural yeast.
thx for that, the yeast seems to be growing well, will update next week. eric.
excellent. i bought some foam for a few of our Labrador beds, and the guy used an electric knife to cut the foam. now i remember this... eric.
We use an electric knife. I think we paid $5 for it at the Black and Decker store. When we bake bread in our bread machine, it has a nice firm crust and fluffy inside. A regular serrated knife smushes the bread because of the crust. An electric knife works great! I highly recommend it!