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  1. I am reminded I was acquainted with a caterer who had fled Hungary during the revolution. He had been a physician in the old country. Once upon a time I was tasked with arranging a luncheon for an eminent Hungarian biochemist. I did what I had to do. Though I was reprimanded for the cost.
  2. You have tried vinegar already?
  3. I see @Smithy beat me to it. Best of luck. Please remember to empty all the water first.
  4. I believe my CSO is now repaired and fully functional. I am most grateful. However I wanted to see if I could somehow achieve a one kg boule. Something that exceeds the capabilities of the CSO. I have an ancient Cuisinart Chicken Steamer (CCS). Could the CCS bake my one kg boule? Dough from the Ankarsrum turned out fine.* The dough proofed perfectly in an hour and a half. Fitting the scored boule in the CCS was a little tricky but it worked. I used 60 g of water in the bottom of the steamer and placed the CCS on my well heated 470F 12x12x1 inch baking aluminum.** That may have been a bit much water as there is evidence of condensation, namely a few drip marks on the crust. But baking progressed and the final loaf looked pretty good. Thing is it was stuck completely to the pan. The bottom crust still is. Tonight's bread will get the job done, but not my best experiment. Were I to assay CCS bread again I'd line the steamer insert with a Teflon disc and use less water in the steamer bottom. Still, sadly, I believe a one kg boule exceeds what can realistically be expected of the CCS. And for an 800-500 g boule the CSO is the way to go. That said, if anyone else has a CCS I suspect it would work OK for baking smaller loaves. I never did like steamed chickens. *as does almost anything with rum. **were it made of steel I'd call it a baking steel.
  5. As I wrote previously in the thread I disagree the object is to wet the bread. I can't prove it but I believe the purpose of steam is to transfer energy to the still plastic dough. Undeniably steam does transfer energy to the dough. When you were baking professionally did you use a steam injection oven?
  6. I'd still need a printer, which I don't have.
  7. I have not cooked in my clay tagine for at least six months. On a whim I went over and gave the inside a sniff. The tagine has a fragrance.
  8. I cleaned out my freezer. I didn't cook anything but I threw a lot away.
  9. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2020

    New shoyu for me Made suimono (dashi, Dave Arnold method) Lightly grilled tuna.
  10. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2020

    Not short order in my house.
  11. A Horse Is a Horse, Of Course, Of Course? Oh, wait, Fred was the talking pig. Carry on.
  12. I took the CSO apart again and reseated the little hose. So far no leak.
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