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October 27th, 2019

Mushroom and charred tomato soup from The New Vegetarian Epicure: Menus--with 325 all-new recipes--for family and friends

Another great soup from Anna Thomas. This one is fairly labour intensive (but not difficult) involving caramelizing onions, peeling and roasting tomatoes, soaking mushrooms, and sautéing veggies. I split... read more >


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Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results At Home

By The Editors at America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen - 2016

2nd May 2018

Rustic wheatberry bread : page 66

Very good bread but with a few caveats. This is a high hydration bread (I calculated 79% hydration), and as such I found it a bit too wet and had to add extra flour. I'd say this is a recipe for bakers with some bread baking experience, since handling wet dough can be tricky. The resulting baked loaf tasted really good and had an excellent structure so I may make this one again. I loved the technique of soaking and grinding the whole wheatberries. This recipe is available online.

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