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Challah's the bread I know best. I've been making it longer than any other bread, and I've made it more often than any other. I've tried several recipes, but hadn't yet tried the one in The Bread Baker's Apprentice, so I was pretty excited for this particular challenge. What if I found a recipe that… Continue reading Challah – BBA Challenge bread 6
Michael was backpacking on Mount Washington this week with five others, so I figured this bread (filled with fried Italian salami and grated, local aged cheddar) would make a perfect welcome home treat for tired, wet, hungry men. Unfortunately, the weather was so bad, they came home a day early, so the bread wasn't waiting… Continue reading Casatiello – BBA Challenge bread 5
Take THAT, bagels! Last week's Bread Baker's Apprentice challenge was brioche. We had a choice of three classes (rich, middle, and poor) and I opted for middle because it used "only" 8 oz. of butter instead of the full pound required by the rich variation. Turns out, middle-class is plenty rich, and buttery, and delicious,… Continue reading Brioche – BBA Challenge bread 4
This year's end-of-year violin recital marked more than the end of another year of violin lessons and recitals; it was also the last recital directed by the teacher that Hyla's been studying with for the past four years. Colleen, has been commuting to our area from Western Massachusetts for the last two years to teach… Continue reading The end of some things
Don't let this picture fool you. I should have stuck with Gryfe's Bagels. This picture makes my bagels look like they came out semi-alright, but the fact is that the one in the front is the best-looking one (by far) of the bunch. Most of them turned out wide and flat. I'm not positive where… Continue reading Bagels – BBA Challenge bread 3
On the last day of school each year at Open Fields School, the tradition is that families gather at 11 am for a picnic, followed by a quick award ceremony, followed by the briefest of graduation ceremonies (if there are 6th graders that year), followed by playing in the fields behind the school. And then… Continue reading Reaping her reward
I just saw this on Peter Reinhart's blog: Keep an eye out for an upcoming article in the Washington Post about the group who have decided to bake through every recipe in The Bread Baker's Apprentice. I think it may appear in about two weeks, but I did an interview with the reporter who is… Continue reading attention Washington Post readers