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Congratulations! Looking forward to the next challenge :-)
@kokopuffs: I will give that a try. Thanks :) The top of the dough is slightly dry, but since I more or less pour it in the cast iron pot, it doesn't stay on the top, but gets mixed in. I will try keep it at the top and give it a slash or 2 and report back
I don't have a sweet tooth at all, but I will use a tiny bit of sugar in some of the savoury dishes, just to balance the flavours. And as far as I know Thai red curry has a bit of palm sugar in the paste....
I had some left over ham with a leek quiche, pickles (green mango and cucumber) and onion marmelade. Even tried to get it plated nice and then I took a terrible picture with my cell phone (unsharp). Posting it anyway....
I started about 2 days ago, that is if you call defrosting the turkeys cooking :)   This morning they go into the brine so they can go onto the kettle braai tomorrow. The hams are defrosting and will be glazed and finished tomorrow.   Desert is ice cream and cream, so not much rep there, although I made add some cake (maybe soaked in rum) to go with it.   I'll do the prep for the starters today, or I might even fiinish them, as I don't know what I am going to make...
Mushroom ragout (roux?) on homemade bread: Real comfort food.....   Chives, spring onions, a little garlic and mushrooms   Everything is better wit a little bacon :) Fried it, then removed from the pan and cut into small pieces   Fried the spring onion, garlic and mushroom in the bacon fat   Milk and all purpose flour   Added the flour to the mixture, fried it a little and then added milk till I liked the consistency   And ate it on some toasted...
Green asparagus and fried potatoes. No sauce for the asparagus as they were very very fresh (and I wasn't that hungry)
Some pictures:     Its all the same loaf, just playing around with composition
Pizza: I made a dough of half wholewheat and half bread flour, 3 cups in total. 1 cup water, some instant yeast, salt, mixed herbs and olive oil. Knead it for a while and wasn't happy with it when I looked at it about 1.5 hours later, so knead it properly and let it rest. Divided it in 2 after 1.5 hours and let it rest a bit more (I had a bread in the oven at that time).   I rolled out the dough very thinly and waited for my bread to be finished.   I don't have a...
Finally got around to making another loaf and weighing the ingredients. The percentage water works out at 85%, so pretty high indeed. Because of the wet dough, its pretty difficult to judge what state it is in as it stays very sticky. Anyway, it is in the oven now. Pictures to follow....
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