There is a blood red sun setting over Melbourne this evening. The day has been smoky and the light eerie. Running this evening made me feel like an emphysema sufferer, the smoke haze is thick enough to be worrisome for those with respiratory diseases. On a more cheerful note, we had another great dish for [...]
Tag Archive 'bread'
Before I get to the bread, a brief glimpse of the bundle of cute that is my mini me. In full mini me mode. Now that I have that short outburst of parental pride out of the way, I’ll get back to the bread. I had decided that I would manage bread production within my [...]
Happy Australia Day people! Whilst tradition dictates that I should have spent the day having a barbecue, drinking beer and watching the cricket, practicality reared her ugly head. Which is not to say I didn’t watch the cricket. What I did do however, was to take advantage of the 28 degree weather to bake for [...]
I spent some delicious kitchen playground time today but as it was gift making, I’m not sharing yet. Just in case an intended recipient checks in. So instead, I’ll show you a couple of recent forays into bread baking. bagels olive bread Both were tres successful!
It was apt that I started my cook book challenge with Women’s Weekly Dinner Party Cook Book No. 3 as we had dinner guests last night. As it was a mid-week affair, I forwent the full degustation catastrophe and settled for appetisers, sorbet, main meal and dessert. The main meal was the featured cook book [...]
Posted in Baking on Nov 20th, 2008
The Jaywalker over at Belgian Waffling has issue a challenge. The challenge is to write a post on a topic assigned to me by gmail. How to sculpt babies. See the relevance? Neither did Jaywalker and I must admit I’m struggling with it myself. But it did occur to me that responding to the challenge [...]
Today is a day of absolutely no originality at Chez KP. It has however, been a day of delicious food. Sunday is my sleep in day which leaves the Bread Winner on morning duty. So the less said about breakfast the better. Or in my case, I could simply say ‘what breakfast?’. By lunchtime, things [...]
I really need a more comprehensive bread book. In the meantime, I did a quick library dash yesterday and grabbed a few to tide me over until I decide which one I want. One of them I read form cover to cover last night. It’s a great book for anyone who wants to try making [...]
Lately, Son and Heir greatly objects to staying home all day. He has this driving need for some form of outing every day. It’s a pain in the backside when I don’t want to go anywhere. Like today. All I wanted to do was clean the house and tend to some outdoor tasks that I [...]
My recent mastery of bread baking has led to an outpouring of pane toscane, pain de campagne, ciabatta and baguettes. Which has of course been lovely but there’s been nary a whole grain in sight. The odd seeded spelt baton notwithstanding. So I decided to fiddle around with my pane toscane recipe this morning and [...]