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JoNorvelleWalker

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  1. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    I'm thinking next time to try 10 minutes steam, 20 minutes no steam and see what happens. Edit: even so, as I remember, even full 30 minutes steam is preferable to the bread setting. I suspect the bread setting doesn't steam for long enough, at least for a boule.
  2. At the time I found the cashew I was not eGulleting. But by coincidence the last time I was eating cashews at the computer (until, that is, just now) I was indeed eGulleting. Nuts.com has $10 off at the moment and I am desperately trying to work down inventory.
  3. One of the joys of eGulleting in this weather are my cozy fleece-lined moccasins. This afternoon one foot was uncharacteristically uncomfortable. This evening when I went to take my shower I found a cashew.
  4. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Jury returned and my boule crust was my finest ever. Once again I must call out Modernist Bread for bad advice. This was 15 minutes steam, 15 minutes no steam. Really, no comparison.
  5. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Forgive me that I do like chicken cacciatore. This time (besides Soave) washed down with a goodly glass of Appleton 21. Tomorrow is shaping up to be a snow day. If tomorrow is not a snow day I may regret this. Bread not shown but some of my best loaves ever. Oh, why not -- bread shown.
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Baguette at least was excellent. Nice translucent crumb that is doesn't always have. Rest will be my lunch for work in a few hours.
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Breakfast 2019

    Forgive me, for breakfast it seems odd. According to 23andme I am only 0.1 percent Chinese. Later today I should see a colleague who is a master CSO bao maker and, should I remember, I'll ask her. Edit: @liuzhoumy friend gave me a look like I must be crazy. She added she eats pizza for breakfast as well.
  8. JoNorvelleWalker

    Breakfast 2019

    For breakfast?
  9. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Tonight's loaves. My back's been out so I've been forced to make haste slowly. As a scientist I am ashamed. I changed at least three variables: For this batch mixing was one minute on speed 1 of the KitchenAid and three minutes on speed 4. But the poolish was beginning to collapse by the time I started so I added half again more yeast to compensate. Normally for the boule I'd steam bake thirty minutes, per Modernist Bread. This time I switched from steam bake to convection bake for the final fifteen minutes. The jury is still out. Though I must say the crust feels lighter and more fragile. When I finish off my Mississippi punch I'll go cut into the baguette.* Cheese and wine are waiting.** *if I can still stand. **as is a little green apple.
  10. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Thank you sincerely. I am almost embarrassed.
  11. JoNorvelleWalker

    Packaging Chocolate Eggs

    For my purposes I have mastered the art of packaging chocolate bars, but search as I might I cannot find an eGullet thread or any information on packaging chocolate eggs. I ask as I have an egg mold in transit. Assuming I can successfully fabricate an egg, how can I wrap or package it? All I can think of is cellophane. I've seen pictures so I know some of you are making eggs. Do not deny it. When I was little and still celebrated holidays the neighborhood candy establishment sold eggs in windowed cardboard boxes with cellophane grass*. That was the early 1950's. Is this still the state of the art? *cellophane grass tastes terrible. And the ubiquitous coconut cream filling not much better.
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Electronic versions of chocolatier books

    Stephen Beckett The Science of Chocolate comes in Kindle... http://amzn.com/0854049703
  13. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    I confess the rosemary is out of a jar. Last spring as I was moving my rosemary plant outside I dropped the pot and broke it. On the dinning room rug. But there is a lot of garlic.
  14. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Chicken cacciatore... Sorry if this seems repetitive.
  15. JoNorvelleWalker

    Gardening: (2016– )

    How to tell when peas are ready for harvest? I fear mine may have past their prime.
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    Do you follow YouTube cooking vids ?

    Is she related to @dcarch?
  17. JoNorvelleWalker

    Packaging Chocolate Eggs

    These are exactly what I had in mind. But tragically too small. Perhaps I will contact them and ask for a suggestion. Thanks!
  18. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    I'd say neither serrated knife nor spray. I have a couple of lame but I usually just use a good sharp parring knife.
  19. JoNorvelleWalker

    Packaging Chocolate Eggs

    I can't envision the setup. All that comes to mind is a ring stand. Which would be pretty neat actually.
  20. JoNorvelleWalker

    Turkey Leftovers

    I have to ask: Why no mushrooms?
  21. JoNorvelleWalker

    Packaging Chocolate Eggs

    Thanks everyone. The egg size is 265 mm x 180 mm. I am not looking for a shipping container. I am just looking for a way to keep them safe and make them look attractive, while not rolling on the floor.
  22. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Dry-Fried Green Beans from Hsiao-Ching Chou's Chinese Soul Food (pp 146,147)... This is a favorite, I have made it before. The recipe is a bit disingenuous. She says it serves four. It serves one, with a go of rice and much Soave.
  23. JoNorvelleWalker

    Packaging Chocolate Eggs

    Thanks. I did not want to make a chocolate base to ruin the egg effect. The other solutions are too small.
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