Saturday, 2 March 2013
here if you want.
BASICALLY anyway, all you need are four ingredients. Mix them in a bowl. Just mix. Don't knead. Save yourself.
3 cups bread flour
1.5 cups water
1 tsp salt
quarter tsp dried yeast
You will also need a heavy casserole pot with a lid, and an oven which can reach 230c.
Cover the dough and leave it in a warm or warm-ish place (the kitchen worktop should be fine) for anything from 12-20 hours. The dough should appear rather sloppy. Apparently it is the sloppiness, the high water content, which makes the crust crispier.
After the long proving, turn (or plop) the dough out on a floured surface. Again, no need to knead. Shape it into a round, which will fit neatly into your pot.
Now comes a second proving, which, based on everything I have read online, you can leave out if you really cannot wait any longer, and you will still get a lovely loaf. But if you want to go all the way, give it another 2 hours to prove again.
Preheat the oven (230c) AND preheat the cooking pot too. Put the dough in the pot and put the lid on. Bake for a total of 45 mins, and remove the lid for the final 15-20 minutes.
I am sure there are possibilities here for amazing pizza dough, rolls or mini ciabattas. Or just toasted doorsteps smothered in butter with poached eggs on top (drool) .. enjoy!
Sunday, 22 April 2012
The batter was a cup of plain flour, 1.5 tsp baking powder, salt & pepper, an egg, dash of milk, and water. Coat chicken cubes in the batter and drop into oil as hot as you dare (I put my fryer on maximum). Cook the balls for 4-5 minutes. There will probably be some delicious scrumps to eat too.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Sunday, 16 January 2011
I was not present during the execution of this Saturday night project, so looking at these brilliant pics, you know as much as me as to what exactly happened here .. (I have visited the scene today and can confirm that the faint smell of curry still lingers in the air, like a sort of mystical confirmation that the dream you had last night .. was real ...)
Flecks of coriander there .. yum.
Anyway. Back to the babies. Lobster Bumkiss suggests (with no qualification to give such advice whatsoever) that you know your baby is ready for curry when he eats it all up, smacks his lips, smiles and then tries to grab yours.