Pizza Crust The Way It’s Meant To Be

Over the last couple of months, I’ve been getting great bread from Matt at his bakery in Miamisburg, Ohio, Boosalis Baking & Cafe. A couple of weeks ago, I asked if I could buy some flour from him, as he gets flour that’s harder for me to find in the area, and, a bit to ... Read More »

BBA Challenge 6 – Cornbread

I’m still behind in my Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge, but I’m working my way up. With Weight Watchers, I’m actually skipping the dessert type breads just to make sure they’re not around the house. I was a bit surprised to see a quick bread in the book. There’s no yeast in cornbread, just a bit ... Read More »

BBA Challenge 5 – Ciabatta

I’ve been behind in my Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge baking.  There are a couple of reasons, but mostly because some of the recent ones have been very dessert oriented, and I’m trying to avoid that somewhat.  I’ve also been lazy, of course. Last week, I got everything going to go with ciabatta, however.  I’ve actually ... Read More »

bba challenge 4 – brioche

With the addition of Dreyfus Dog to our family, I skipped the third week of the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge.  Bagels would have been a handful with a new puppy in the house, especially one that already ways 68 pounds!  He’s doing well, though he still hasn’t gotten the cats to like him yet.  I ... Read More »

bba challenge 2 – artos

Since this was a holiday weekend, I extended my own deadline for doing the second Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge, Artos, or Greek Celebration bread, and finished it today. I started last night by putting together Peter Reinhart’s standard poolish of flour, water and yeast. It sat overnight in the fridge, and I took it out ... Read More »

bread 1 from bread baker’s apprentice challenge

Nicole from Pinch My Salt came up with a great idea last week: to methodically work through Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice.  The idea is to do one recipe a week, one after another with no bouncing around.  She mentioned something on Twitter about it, and, at first, there were two of us that ... Read More »

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