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  1. The dough recipe calls for only 177 g of flour and I was afraid that was too little for the big bowl. Right now I'm trying to summon the energy to get up and roll out the cookies.
  2. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    A fresh bowl of Momofuku ranch.
  3. Thankfully wine may legally be delivered in New Jersey. Can you call up by telephone and order wine to be delivered? If not, the strains of Gillian Welch's opus Dry Town are running through my head: "Hundred miles 'tween me and Missoula..." Your only recourse may be the ballot box or burning tires in the street.
  4. Cookies, flatbreads, pastry. I think I know now what pin I'll plan to get but first I want to experiment with the Beranbaum pin while I can still return it.
  5. The Matfer (no, I'm not going to pay $94.80 for a French nylon rod) is 13/4 inches in diameter by 195/8 inches long. That seems a more reasonable size. However I wouldn't mind 24 inches personally.
  6. I mixed my first cookie dough in the Ankarsrum. The Ankarsrum did not mix as well as I would have liked. The cookie recipe was KAF Crystal Diamonds. The dough for Crystal Diamonds is flour, milk, lemon oil, yeast, and salt; then with butter beaten in in increments. The dough merrily climbed the center column and crawled into the gears. I suspect the end result will be OK, though with more mess and pain than I anticipated. Another observation: Stretch-tite plastic wrap sticks to the Ankarsrum plastic bowl. Sticks as in "can't get it off".
  7. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    @Kim Shook my tuna in question was Whole Foods 365. But packed in oil. Always oil. Water packed tuna is gross.
  8. I have three rolling pins: an antique wooden one with handles, a coming-up-on antique metal one with handles, and a small 11x11/8 inch wooden one. I wanted a better pin for cookies and pastry. Last week the Rose Levy Beranbaum rolling pin was on sale and amazon delivered one this afternoon. The RLB pin is a hollow, plastic 18x2 inch tube; with rubber endcaps. It looks rather like a mailing tube. I can't say I am thrilled, but I will give a try before returning it. It seems light and flimsy. To my taste the diameter is too large and the length not as long as I would like. The plastic material is supposed to be non-stick but does not feel all that non-stick to me. My question: what length and diameter are ideal for a non-tapered rolling pin? Or does it come down to hand size and personal preference?
  9. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Sockeye from Shoprite. Spice Trekkers' Gaspesian Salmon Rub. My only complaint: the asparagus could have used a sauce.
  10. I spy a Paragon and orange spatulas are best.
  11. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    No. And not Italian either. Seriously, I have more impressive canned and jarred tuna but I would not serve it in this fashion. There is a time and a place for everything. OK, well maybe not for cauliflower.
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    Canned tuna, presented without shame. Momofuku ranch dressing not shown.
  13. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    I didn't understand half of that -- but being from New Jersey, bluefish is one of my favorite fish. My dinner tonight is canned tuna. After I finish my bowl of cashews, pecans, peanuts. And my mai tai.
  14. I am so happy that when mixing wheat* dough in the Ankarsrum I can build dough strength that I just can't get from the KitchenAid. But now I have another question: I have not baked cookies in years and years. Cookies are calling to me. Would it be better to mix cookie dough in the Ankarsrum or in the KitchenAid? Or does it depend on the specific recipe? I have read one should not assay cold butter in the Ankarsrum, but cold butter is not at issue here. *rye is a separate issue. I don't like rye anyway.
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