Latest Focaccia Foc-up

Recipe I’m trying next. 500g strong bread flour 16.39g fresh yeast 362g cold water 4.5g salt Overnight fermentation in the cold room, beside the kitchen. (Cold tonight but not below 0). I swear this is doing my head in! Well, latest focaccia didn’t rise much. I had left it overnight to develop a strong flavour, …

Late night focaccias

Experiment: Marriage’s Flour. I’ve added more yeast, taken out some moisture, and let two focaccias rise for hours in warm places. The mix was autolyzed overnight, kneaded, then left to rise for a good 6 hours (I was at Chris’s house, making a risotto) then divided and kneaded again, then allowed to rise until I …

New “Marriage’s Flour”.

Well! After my debacle with the rubbish co-op flour, I bought some high quality “Marriage’s” organic flour. Apparently this company is well known for its products. I’m making my first focaccias with it, and I have to say that I think it’s beautiful. I noticed that the flour needs a few more grams of milk, …

Vegetable Soup (my infamous)

My infamous vegetable soup! Simple, cheap, delicious and super healthy. It changes every time! Hehe Cabbage, lentils, potatoes, garlic, onion, broccoli, carrot, leek, sorghum grains. Chop all vegetables up roughly. Put the lentils at the bottom of the pan. Fill the pan with vegetables and then fill up with water. Bring to the boil and …

Carbonara.

Finely chopped garlic. (1 clove). Half a medium red onion, finely sliced. A scallion, finely chopped. Parmigiano. 1 egg. 1 mushroom. Tagliatelle. Put tagliatelle in boiling salted water. Fry garlic, onion, scallion, mushroom. Add a bit of Parmigiano, turn off heat and deglase pan with pasta water. When tagliatelle is cooked, strain the water (keep …