Gone back to Milk n Water: Focaccia

OK so this one was much closer to what I want. Reduce the water, and use the following recipe next: 700g Marriages’ Strong Bread Flour 320g tepid water 200g tepid milk 12g fresh yeast 12g salt 700g “Marriages’” Strong bread flour 350g tepid water 200g tepid milk 12g fresh yeast 11g salt It’s rising as …

Focaccia Latest

Try 700g flour 477g water 12g fresh yeast 6.3g salt 30g olive oil The last one was good, it rose well, it had hardly any filling to push it up/out. I think the crumb is still too plasticy, which is what happens when you have a high hydration loaf/focaccia. I much prefer the consistency of …

First 1KG batch of focaccia Dough

Hello lovely friends! I’m making my first ever 1KG batch of dough, it’s being made in exactly the same way that I always made dough now (Bertinet method). The current ingredient ratios are: 1kg Strong White Flour 13g Dried Yeast (it would be 26g of fresh yeast) 9.18g Salt (“.18” just because it came out …

Either or – Neither nor

Either or Neither nor Just because they sound the same, doesn’t mean that they are the same. I was in a lesson with Max (Betro) and we came across the two. Either / or is a choice: you can either have orange juice or apple juice. Neither / nor is a double statement with two …

Hot Potato

A hot potato is a subject which will cause controversy or “heated debate”. “The housing debate in south Africa is something of a hot potato” (because it’s a subject that causes great debate, and could risk someone’s political career if they say something which is objectionable). I imagine someone holding a hot potato and throwing …

Worse Things Happen at Sea. Idiom

This just means “the situation isn’t that bad, it could be worse”. “The library was shut, and I couldn’t check my emails. Now my new girlfriend will think that I’m ignoring her, and I’m not!!” “Don’t worry, worse things happen at sea, text her instead”. This reminds me of a silly saying, that’s actually true …

Stabbed in the Back. Idiom

This means “betrayed”. “I thought they loved me like I was a member of their family, but they’ve stabbed me in the back“. Yea, I’m familiar with that one. Someone can also be a back stabber, and that person would be a disloyal person: usually a back stabber would be a person who would do …