Monday, 21 December 2015

Looking for abs! (and crays)

Unfortunately the crays were a little too cunning and the pot came up empty. All was not lost though as an abalone was acquired and fried in garlic and butter. I have never had fresh abalone before and like most things, fresh is best. It was delicious and I look forward to obtaining more. Also, unusally for the west coast the weather for quite nice, so all in all a productive and educational exercise.

It can be difficult to find a park sometimes

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

The bread of life

Tasty bread making has been a somewhat elusive goal for me with several attempts at both yeast culture and sourdough starters. They turn out somewhat edible, but never great. Inspired by a recent post, including a short youtube video showing just how easy it is, I had another go:

Kneaded and ready to rise



After a few hours it is time for the oven
50 min in the oven at 150

All in all, it turned out pretty good. The food critic, who was most certainly not a fan of my last creations called it 'alright, borderline good!'. High praise indeed. On reflection, I'm not really sure what was done differently, but some questions do not have answers.