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Six Word Bread Saturday: 7 Kislev, 5771

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Breads I forgot to blog about!

…Like Wednesday night’s excellent rye-licious loaf!  Exactly the same ryelicious formula as the first time, and it worked out beautifully.  I even used corn starch – properly, this time! – to phants 001create a lovely crusty sheen on top of the loaf.  Yes, it’s peanut-shaped, the result of a mis-handled transfer from peel to stone… but I’m getting the hang of it, really I am.  And yes, there was a bit of a blowout on the side.  I don’t know why my slashing is so unsuccessful lately.  But inside, the bread was perfectly baked and absolutely luscious with Alton Brown’s beef stew.

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Mmm…

And then there were Thursday’s (vegan night) Scallion Pancakes.  Super, super easy, this is a boiled-water-and-bread-flour dough that mixes up quickly and it’s ready to roll after only about half an hour.  Yes, I truly am obsessed with flatbreads these days – I can’t wait for the next Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day book, which is all about flat!  (hey, I just noticed they have a new British release – using weight measurements and British cooking terms, presumably, along with the WAY more palatable, “Artisan”-free title, “Five Minute Bread.”)

scallions 002I got into a nice rhythm with these little cakes (I’d probably make them double the size next time!):  roll flat, brush with oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and onions; roll up into a cigar, coil the cigar; roll flattish again with a rolling pin, then fry on the cast-iron skillet.  As you can see, though, we were BAD VEGANS, eating pareve but not animal-free Tomato Egg Drop Soup from Kosher by Design:  Teens & 20-Somethings.  It was yummy soup, but there’s nothing quite like egg drops in an egg-drop soup.

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So that’s it – our week in bread!

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