February 2016

3rd Attempt at Recreating the Sheboygan Hard Roll

by carbonboy on February 26, 2016

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For this attempt I upgraded to a real Baker’s Half Sheet and a fairly massive Baking Stone to simulate a bakeries’ brick oven. Both helped. The problem is that I am getting a really crusty crust, but still slightly too doughy of a texture in the roll itself. I’d still like to get a bit […]

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Funny how the first sunny 60° day in February feels just so, so glorious, but then the first 60° day in September feels like it’s just plain chilly!

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Déjà vu – Thinking Back to President’s Day 2003

by carbonboy on February 15, 2016

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View from my Backyard Today President’s Day 2003 I (foolishly) opted to drive from Maryland to Connecticut via I-95, as the worst blizzard of the season tracked behind me. I made it only by following the fresh tracks of a big truck for a few hundred miles. When I got through New York City, things […]

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2nd Attempt – Homemade Sheboygan Hard Rolls (fail)

by carbonboy on February 14, 2016

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It’s the frigging coldest night of the year here in Piney Point – but nothing compared to New England or the Upper Midwest. Nightly, my dreams take me back to a sultry Ibiza (and happily, I am young and speak the language). Cabin fever is at its peak – I forced myself outside today just […]

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Sous Vide – Not your Mother’s Kitchen!

by carbonboy on February 6, 2016

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New Modernist Tech Toys: Cuisinart Hand Blender * ISI Gourmet Whipping Siphon * Oliso Vacuum Sealer * Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker Subtitle: The Winter Project – Surviving the Tedium of a Dreary February Sous Vide was all the rage about a half decade ago. Given I am later adaptor and now working from home, […]

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