Archive for the 'Food' Category

NYT No-Knead Bread

Thursday, November 30th, 2006 | 08:31

This is the third attempt (Thanksgiving was #2) of the no-knead bread technique popularized by Mark Bittman earlier this month. Going mostly by weight: Flour (370g bread flour, 100g spelt flour) Water (350g) Salt … Continue reading »

Thanksgiving Postmortem 2006

Monday, November 27th, 2006 | 09:10

Turkey, fresh, about 12lbs from Westside Market, brined and prepared along the lines of this Good Eats recipe, but using a turkey roasting bag. The brining was done in … Continue reading »

Dough Techniques

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006 | 07:49

Here’s an interesting piece by someone reverse engineering Patsy’s pizza. I don’t intend to violate warranty/lease/fire codes by disabling the safety features of my oven in order to achieve … Continue reading »

Basil Ice Cubes

Thursday, September 14th, 2006 | 07:17

Catching up on listening to the podcast backlog, I came across this idea for making ice cubes from fresh basil: NPR : Celebrating Late Summer’s Basil Bonanza A little too late on … Continue reading »

Coffee Press

Friday, December 16th, 2005 | 08:57

Last week, I broke my second french press carafe this year. It was just a small bump against the counter, but the crack ran through the thin glass (I … Continue reading »

Current Multigrain Bread Recipe

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005 | 20:35

This is what I’m currently doing for multigrain bread at home: 1 packet yeast 1/2 cup warm water Mix these in the mixer bowl and wait to see if the yeast is good. 1/2 … Continue reading »

Apple Crisp

Saturday, November 12th, 2005 | 06:36

Here’s the apple crisp recipe we’re using right now. The apples are given a little bit of “pie filling” treatment: 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup white sugar 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup … Continue reading »

Fig and Lemon Chicken

Monday, August 29th, 2005 | 20:35

This is derived from’s Fig and Lemon Chicken, which used dried figs and chicken thighs, so we have to do things with the greater amount of liquid from fresh … Continue reading »

Finally, bread that isn’t the density of drywall

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005 | 06:52

I finally made bread that wasn’t dense. Previous attempts have tended to result in dense (though sufficiently tasty) bread because I screwed up something in either the kneading or … Continue reading »

Pizza 2

Saturday, July 9th, 2005 | 15:04

The pizzas from Friday ultimately came out sort of triangle shaped, because I wasn’t very good at shaping the dough into classically round pies. Some of the dough was … Continue reading »