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    One dressing I've stumbled on for slaw is a za'atar ranch -- a classic buttermilk Ranch base, with a few tablespoons of good za'atar mixed in. It works particularly well on a slaw with a lot of scallions and some jalapeño for a bit of kick.
  2. Thanks, Isabelle! I had gotten as far as figuring out that the KAF stuff was "high heat," but most dry milk seems to be sold as "instant" or "non-instant." The only stuff I can find explicitly listed as "high heat" (or low heat, for that matter!) is in 50 pound bags. I have seen people say that "non-instant" dry milk is produced via a high-heat process. I mostly use it for one specific bread, though, so I think I'm just going to try a pound of "non-instant" and see how it comes out.
  3. I understand shipping is a significant cost for retailers, especially small ones -- but KAF charges a premium for nearly everything already, which makes the high shipping charges hard to stomach. For things I can't easily source elsewhere, I tend to wait for one of their free shipping specials. Currently trying to find another source for their "Bakers Special Dry Milk" -- have seen suggestions that any non-instant dry milk would be the same thing. Probably going to try some from Barry Farm (via Amazon) and see if I get the same results.
  4. Matfer makes some pans with a 3" x 3.5" cross section, but the longest seems to be ~10": https://www.matferbourgeatusa.com/exopan-bread-mold-with-lid-6 https://www.matferbourgeatusa.com/exoglass-bread-mold-with-stainless-steel-lid-7
  5. I didn't mean that 11.7% was a high protein flour -- just that it was higher than usual for an all purpose flour. 13% is more unusual still. Going back to your original post, you were saying people ask you whether you need to use bread flour. Obviously not -- your bread is stunning. I'm just saying someone who buys a bag of Gold Medal isn't likely to get the same results -- let alone one of the lower protein "AP" flours like White Lily.
  6. Sadly Nutrition Facts labels are rounded to the nearest gram (except for some values <1g). So "4g" could be anywhere from 3.5g (11.66%) to 4.49g (14.96%). There probably is some difference between those two flours, just not a big enough one to survive the rounding process. Since no one eats flour by the tablespoon, I wish they'd just change the "serving size" to 100g and be done with it. That would reduce the margin of uncertainty a bit.
  7. First -- what beautiful loaves! I think being marked as "bread flour" is a lot less reliable an indicator of protein percentage than we'd like it to be. Really wish producers would just put the percentage on the bag. I can't find the Silver Star specifically, and the 30g serving size makes it kind of imprecise, but the Rogers website claims both the AP and "bread flour" have 4g of protein per 30g serving. I assume that means they both have a minimum of 3.5g/30g = 11.66%, as anything under 3.5g/30g would be rounded down. King Arthur bread flour is 12.7%, with their AP notably high at 11.7%; plenty of KAF's bread recipes call for AP. Gold Medal AP is lower at 10.5%. An old Chowhound thread here speculates that Canadian flour is higher protein across the board. All a long-winded way of saying that your AP flour may well be higher protein than the bread flour others can find.
  8. One of the things I have trouble with sometimes is figuring out if my dough is slack because it's too wet, or if it's slack because I've not built up enough structure. The former kind of dough can get great results poured into a preheated Dutch oven, whereas the latter kind isn't going to get an open crumb no matter what. But the difference isn't always obvious to me, particularly as the whole grain percentage goes up. That said, almost any slack dough will make a good cast iron skillet pizza. (Probably a decent focaccia, too, now that I think about it.)
  9. Sadly not -- I go on a pilgrimage to Daiso every time I'm in California or Texas for work. I did read recently that one has opened in Flushing, Queens, so maybe there's hope for us someday. If Muji and Uniqlo thought Boston was a good market...
  10. @Cyber Akuma I can't speak to longevity, but we just got this, and like it so far: https://us.toshiba-lifestyle.com/products/us/Cooking-Appliances/Microwave-Ovens/Toshiba-1.6-Cu.-Ft.-Invertech-Microwave-Oven,-Stainless-Steel.html The latest Wirecutter reviews rated Toshiba models very highly, and it seemed to be a good mix of power, features, and size for us. It's 1.6 cubic feet, but seems larger inside than the Kenmore it replaced. And it does have an inverter, 1200W, and a simple numeric keypad. My only slight irritation is that you have to hit "cook time" to enter a time directly -- but it has shortcuts for 1-6 minutes and +0:30, so I don't actually need to do that very often. I ended up getting it on sale at JCPenney (of all places!) for $145 shipped. They do have a 1.5 cu ft convection model, but I didn't consider that as my Breville already sits on top of the microwave
  11. Huh. I've never seen a corner cabinet like that, @heidih! Specifically the extra bit where the toaster is. With the shelf removed, you might be able to use one of the "blind corner" solutions like @Kerry Beal posted on the "long" side, and have a skinny space for baking trays on the short side. (Assuming, of course, the door opens wide enough.)
  12. Oh, definitely. Not really possible to avoid a corner cabinet in some kitchen shapes -- including mine. The solutions for "blind" corner cabinets are so superior, though, that I can't imagine specifically using an L-shaped cabinet under most circumstances. I'm lucky (in many ways) to own this place, but it's too small for us long-term; we're mostly waiting out the transit project that's hammering outside my window to wrap up before we move on. So as much as I'd like to gut the kitchen...
  13. In your particular case, I wonder if something like this would be useful: Not-so-lazy Susan ? I don't need to store skillets in my corner cabinet but it seems like it'd be useful if I did. That Shelf Genie "Glide Around" looks almost ideal -- but given you can't even get a price without a "design consultation" I'm guessing it's stupid expensive. This wire equivalent is interesting, but the center drawer is only 12" wide, which is just a little too small for a lot of stuff I do store down there. And I feel like nothing would actually fit in the side baskets. Plus it's $600, versus $120 for a good lazy susan. (I can commiserate on the knees -- you can probably hear my cursing up in Canada when I drop something behind my freezer drawer, which I imagine is similar.)
  14. Somehow missed your reply the first time around. Sadly the opening on mine is small enough that I think I'd end up with an 10" wide drawer out of a 30" cabinet...
  15. @heidih yeah -- I understand there are probably situations where nothing else fits, but in my kitchen, there's a 30" cabinet on one side, and a 36" cabinet on the other. They could have adjusted those slightly and fit a "blind" corner cabinet with the magic pullout shelves to much better effect.
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