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stuff, i guess... [Jun. 13th, 2007|11:09 pm]
Verminius Rex
Since being a stay at home dad, I've slowly taken over most of the cooking in the house. Marz used to be the cook, but unless we want dinner about the time Pari should be going to bed, I need to cook in the evening before Marz gets home. I've learned much about cooking, and I credit Alton Brown with much of it.

Today was one of those times that it all came together perfectly. I did up a batch of flatbreads (figuring out how to reliably make them the shape I like, too), shred some Romain lettuce, baked some bacon (should have used facon bits, darned my cholesterol), and put all this along with some Caesar dressing on the flatbread. Damn, that was one tasty meal. On the side was cubed watermelon from the Merc. I may have to make it again soon, if for no other reason so that I can use up all that Romain without resulting to nightly salads.

Upcoming experiments in baking include more with flatbreads with toppings, essentially the flatbread with a bit of mozzarella, tomato and feta. Marz thinks there are enough sweets for breakfast at the Farmer's Market, I should aim for the savory. I have a feeling that is very true, especially since the sweets that I try to aim for either become sticky due to sugar topping, or just aren't working out well, like my challah breakfast rolls. I'm about to say screw it and make sure I can bake basic challah correctly before I worry about doing strange variations of it.

My other upcoming experiment will be biscotti. Apparently you bake it once to make the loaf, then you slice and bake it again to dry it out. This should be interesting.

[User Picture]From: affreca
2007-06-14 05:51 am (UTC)
More savory breads sounds really good. It might sound odd, but one of the things I miss most about Japan is French-style bakeries. They're everywhere, and really nice when you're trying to grab something to eat on the train. However, in Lawrence the bakeries focus on the sweet things, and I just want hammy cheesy wrapped in bread thingy (Ok, it is hard to figure out what things are when they're labeled in a foreign alphabet).

(and crepe shops in every mall. I miss chocolate and fruit crepes. I do have a crepe machine, maybe I'll figure out where it went).
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