I’m turning sour over sourdough bread. . .

So I think after about a dozen or so loafs of bread made in the last few weeks I’m starting to turn sour over the entire experience.  Apparently on Sunday I woke Wesley up by caring on a conversation with a YouTube video about dough needing techniques.   Okay, not so much a conversation as much … Continue reading »

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Freshly Baked Cinnamon Raisin Twists for dessert

Baking VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL                     From The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread by Amy Scherber and Toy Kim Dupree (Wiley, 2008)   Makes 12 twists Cinnamon Raisin Twists: 1 ¼ cups plus 3 tablespoons (326 g) whole milk 4 tablespoons (57 g) unsalted butter, … Continue reading »

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Childhood food memories

As a child I remember my Mam making dough for hours on end and the smell of onions permeating the house while she was making meat dumplings.   I realize that it looks absolutely gross, after all it’s a meatball that is cooked inside a dough pocket – but I promise you it’s amazing.   Think of … Continue reading »

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Beef Tenderloin with red wine reduction.

My first attempt of trussing a roast using a butcher’s knot went off without a hitch.  To my great surprise it was amazingly simple.  

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