Posts Tagged ‘ wild yeast ’

Naan (Flat Bread)

22 August 2011
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Naan (Flat Bread)

We sure do seem to go through a lot of flat breads in this house. Sometimes, it’s to go with Middle Eastern food, sometimes Indian or Sri Lankan, sometimes Mexican. I have a few different types of flat breads I make, depending on what else I’m making, and this is one of my favourites....
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Converting bread recipes from commercial yeast to sourdough (wild yeast)

20 March 2010
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Converting bread recipes from commercial yeast to sourdough (wild yeast)

After much research, I learned that a good amount of sourdough starter is about 10 to 20% of the flour weight in fermented flour. ... I like easy math. :) Let's say you use this recipe to make bread: 1000 grams flour (about 10 cups, depending on how you...
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Kaiser Soze Rolls

17 October 2009
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Kaiser Soze Rolls

I think “life is an experiment” is a phrase I take way too seriously. 😀 I needed a recipe for buns – I’d been craving a Subway meatball sub, and since the nearest Subway is in India, I figured the only way I was going to get a meatball sub would be to make...
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Wild Yeast Coccodrillo Ciabatta Bread

19 September 2009
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Wild Yeast Coccodrillo Ciabatta Bread

On the Bread Bakers Apprentice Challenge Twitter stream, there was a discussion about ciabatta breads and how the one in Peter Reinhart’s book wasn’t very wet, which also meant it couldn’t achieve the truly large holes that most people look for in ciabatta bread. @misterrios said: @LMAshton @gaaarp The one I normally make is...
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The Wild Yeast Version of Peter Reinhart’s Poolish Ciabatta

11 July 2009
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The Wild Yeast Version of Peter Reinhart’s Poolish Ciabatta

Ciabatta is the next bread in line for the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge, and I’d been looking forward to making Peter Reinhart’s version from the Bread Baker’s Apprentice for a while. I’d made a couple of others but wasn’t impressed with the results, so wanted to see how this version would turn out. Plus...
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Anadama Bread, sourdough version

23 May 2009
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Anadama Bread, sourdough version

Anadama Bread is the first recipe in Peter Reinhart’s The Bread Baker’s Apprentice and therefore the first recipe being tackled by those participating in the Bread Baker’s Apprentice Challenge. Quite a few of those participating are already onto their second recipe, some on to their third, so I’m behind already, and I just got...
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Mutant Cinnamon Buns

29 March 2009
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Mutant Cinnamon Buns

One of the adventurous aspects of using sourdough as leaven instead of monoculture commercial yeast is that sourdough takes a bit longer to rise. And, to make matters slightly more complicated, how long it takes to rise can vary considerably. When it’s cool, cool for me being, say, 28C/82F, it takes longer for the...
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Sourdough Pizza Dough

25 March 2009
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Sourdough Pizza Dough

Pizza here generally means either Pizza Hut or Dominoes Pizza, both US chains that have infiltrated Sri Lanka. They offer pizza at probably about 2/3 the price it would cost in the US or Canada, but the quality… Well, let’s just say that, for someone who’s had really good pizza, it leaves something to...
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About LMAshton

Howdy and welcome to my site! I'm Laurie and I'll be your, er, hostess today. :)

I'm a Canadian expat currently living in Singapore. I'm married to a Sri Lankan and lived in Sri Lanka for nearly a decade. We also lived in New Zealand for half a year.

I cook Sri Lankan curries, sambols, and mallungs. I bake bread using wild yeast (sourdough that isn't sour). I bake on the stove. I experiment with Indian / Malaysian / Indonesian / Thai / whatever cuisines interest me. And I experiment wildly.

Life is an adventure. Join me! :)

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