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JoNorvelleWalker

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  1. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    Curiouser and curiouser. Tonight I cut into the boule. It looked like something @Ann_T might have posted, with the open and pearlescent crumb. I'm thinking my pale crust was due to lack of sugar after the long fermentation necessary to build strength. I still have no idea why this batch of dough failed to mix, and I can't even blame it on rum.
  2. JoNorvelleWalker

    Ingredients via Internet

    I started this thread about sourcing Vacche Rosse from parmashop.it. Oddly tonight amazon was recommending Vacche Rosse for me. Turns out Parmashop now has an amazon storefront for the convenience of those interested in such delicacies.
  3. Though I will put in a plug for Eat Your Books. Not all recipes have made it to the internet.
  4. JoNorvelleWalker

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    I clicked on the Phillips book. Though I have never had Dim Sum. The one time when my family and I went for Dim Sum we all ordered other stuff.
  5. JoNorvelleWalker

    The Bread Topic (2016-)

    This week's bread... was weird. It wouldn't mix. In my defense I had just come home from the doctor and I was a little out of it. Not sure where I went wrong. I had to do several folds by hand to build the necessary strength. Note the bread never got very brown, even with additional time in the oven. Some things I do not understand. Tasted OK though.
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2019

    No, I am not stalking my friend @chefmd For one thing amazon sold this to me as a ribeye.* Contrary to the label it didn't even taste dry aged. For another, contrary to @chefmd I cooked mine before serving: Bearnaise: Satisfactory, but I don't care for possibly-dry aged strip steak being pawned off as dry-aged ribeye. *Amazon awarded me a $5.00 credit.
  7. Wonderful article by George Mahe, Rob! The Post-Dispatch piece is blocked...says I am using an ad blocker. I am not.* One less rag I would ever wish to read. *I do use an ad blocker on my iPad. But this is not my iPad.
  8. JoNorvelleWalker

    Grocery Shopping

    Shoprite had limes. Not many, but a few nice ones.
  9. JoNorvelleWalker

    Ice Cream!

    I noticed today that my strawberry plants are flowering.
  10. Thank you @teonzo for the idea. The proportions would be off because I have been enjoying my pistachio pudding. I still have pistachio paste left so I may try again. But not today.
  11. @jbates the chocolate is Felchlin Maracaibo Creole 49%. https://www.felchlin.com/en/product/cacao-maracaibo I spun it for as long as my old arms could stand, outside in the snow. (Crass hyperbole -- I was outside under a covered breezeway.) About 15 minutes. @teonzo remember I was using less chocolate than Brunner recommends. I double checked this with my contact at Brunner.
  12. Another failure. The chilled mix was about as viscous as the last batch. I didn't bother to try to spin. As consolation the stuff tastes pretty good. I shall call it pistachio pudding and be done. Teo, I like fat. Fat and eggs. For example, this. And, you know, that pistachio pudding is good stuff. (Not that I mind enjoying pistachio butter right out of the melanger.)
  13. JoNorvelleWalker

    Aprons: Do you use one?

    I'm guessing liquid nitrogen.
  14. JoNorvelleWalker

    What Beers Did You Drink Today? Or Yesterday? (Part 3)

    I failed: 3.40C. The nice thing about a thermometer that reads hundredths is you can watch the temperature rise and call it wherever you like. Oh, and the Duvel was good.
  15. By popular demand --- pictures of the inside of the egg... Comments welcome. No reports of taste.
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