Tag Archive | bread

Granny Plays with her Food

Sometimes she even plays with other people’s food. These are for a reception.

swirls 1

You may have seen this type of thing on Youtube, as I did.


You don’t need to speak Arabic to get the gist.  I think one could use any kind of bread dough and any kind of filling.  They could be any size.

I made my regular pizza dough and some tapenade (olives, anchovies, capers, olive oil and lemon juice).  I needed these to be cool by noon so I made the dough last night and let it rise in the refrigerator.  A bit of cheese on top and in the oven for about 20 minutes.

swirls 2

Close but not Crowded

When you place your buns on the baking sheet, put them

close together but not crowded.

buns 1

They will come together and help each other rise.

buns 2

buns 3

Who will you help to rise today?


Purple Sprouting Broccoli

What could be more festive?   A saffron wreath?   .


bread jan 2015 bis

Different forms, same dough–like humans.


gray vest finished

The recycled yarn vest is finished.  I was surprised at the difference in my circular knitting and row knitting.  Nevertheless I am happy with how it turned out.



Deuxième Fournée

Today we fired up the bread oven for our second baking.  We decided to use the heating up phase to make some pizza.  I mixed up my bread in the morning using my sourdough culture I had taken out and fed the night before while my husband simmered a tomato sauce. Then late morning I prepared some pizza dough.  Next step was to start a fire.

After shaping the bread for the second rising, I prepared the pizza toppings.  We each suited ourselves and took turns baking.  It only takes about 5 minutes for the pizza to be done.  We had so much fun, hurrying out there with our pizzas on the new paddle my husband made.  The trickiest part is getting the pizza off the paddle without rolling the olives to the back of the oven.


2ème fournée 1



2ème fournée 2


2ème fournée 3


2ème fournée 4


I experimented with using a baking dish for one loaf as I always used to do.  The others were raised in floured towel-lined bowls and a basket, turned out onto the paddle and slashed.

2ème fournée 5


I was happily puttering away in the greenhouse while the bread baked.


2ème fournée 6




Première Fournée

We are finally able to use our bread oven.  We made slow fires several times and then heated it up to the necessary temperature for baking bread.  There was enough heat left to make scalloped potatoes in the evening and then a custard the next day!

I have been waiting for about 30 years for this.

Ain’t we got fun!