Swizzle Royale: Oakland, CA – Angostura

Hot on the heels of our hop across the Canadian border, we’ll soon be en route to the West Coast for our next Swizzle Royale bartender competition. Oakland, you’re up next!   Join us at Hello Stranger on Monday, August 6, to stick it to your manic Monday and watch as eight local bartenders slap, pour, dash and swizzle their way through three fast-paced […]

Made some loaf bread for the fam

Stole a recipe out of “The Laurel’s Kitchen Bread Book”. Fresh Milk Bread. Milk, Butter, Water, Yeast, 100% whole wheat. The bread turned out beautifully and sliced easily. I was much more confident today deciding when the dough was fully proofed and everything worked out quite well. On the first loaf, my scoring was too […]

My goals and yesterday’s bake results

I joined The Fresh Loaf a week or two ago when I realized I was going to need help to achieve more open crumb. What a wealth of knowledge on this site! Current Goals Decide on a 100% whole wheat sandwhich loaf recipe for my family and become proficient in making that loaf. Decide on […]

Champlain experiment | The Fresh Loaf

During the Champlain community bake I abandoned Trevor’s premix method as it degraded my UK flours too much and I ended with soup… Thinking a bit more about temperatures I thought what would happen if I were to do the ‘premix’ method but keep the dough ‘cooler’ rather than into fridge and then get to […]

Tasty Cinnamon Cookies Made Easy With a Stand Mixer

Baking old fashioned cookies has always been a major effort. That has changed now that there are so many good stand mixers available to help you with creaming the butter and sugar as well as with beating in the eggs. The first stand mixers that became available were either too big and bulky or they […]

What a Bread and Food Week That Was

   Lucy was making up for lost time making two different breads.  One a 10% whole 5 grain yeast Naan and the other a 10% whole Kamut pizza dough.  The 5 grains for the Naan were red wheat, spelt, Kamut, rye and oat.  Both were made with and 10% pre-fermented whole grain flour poolish at […]

The Best Tips for Cooking and Buying Shrimp

Shrimp can make for a great meal, appetizer, or even a good side dish. Many enjoy consuming shrimp regularly and they are actually very good for you as well. There are many ways to prepare shrimp, but the one thing you want to make sure you never do is overcook the shrimp. You can grill […]

Recipe on How to Make Frosting Without Sugar

Most of us can say that we enjoy sugar every once in a while while enjoy indulging ourselves. But there are some who can not take sugar for one reason or the other. Some of the reasons may be because they are diabetic, have sensitive teeth or just do not like sugar. All the same […]

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