Due to a family crisis, I have ended up in California and am no longer in Hawaii. I am still getting plenty of sun, but it is cooler here. I have a minimum amount of baking equipment, so I am having to improvise and do with what I have. It was three weeks of not being able to bake when I finally baked up some Jarlsberg Cheese Onion Bread.
I did bring my kitchen scale , thank goodness! My sister in law, Michelle, who bakes terrific sourdough, shared some of the Italian starter with me that I had brought with me to California a year ago. So I was good to go…
I would like to let everyone know that my 16 year old son, Wyllis, is back to making the lames again. He finally got enough equipment here in Hawaii to get back to production.
The lames are even more beautiful than before, being made from a Hawaiian wood, Koa. I will be offering one of Wyllis’ lames (which I bought from him) free to one of the people making a comment on this post.
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In my upcoming book, the feature recipe is the Salt Fermented Sourdough. I love working with this sourdough. I decided to experiment using the Power Flour from Pendleton Mills that I have been posting about. Power Flour is the flour of choice for this San Francisco style bread. I started out by…
I made another trip around the southern point of the big island in Hawaii this last weekend. I made it a point to stop at the Punalu’u Bakeshop in Na’alehu. This was recommended to me by my big brother who visited the island last year before I came. He said that this bakery made the best coconut turnovers he had ever tasted.
So I bought some, and I bought some Malasadas, and some…
Pi Li Li’s or Pee Lee Lee’s, whichever way to want to spell it,( it sounds like the second version) are little fried pillows of dough. These are a sourdough version of a fried doughnut that grandma made. Quickly made, rolled in sugar, or cinnamon/sugar, powdered sugar or dunked in a honey glaze, they are great for a Sunday breakfast.
I have been in Hawaii about a week now. My initial impressions are …awe. This place is so beautiful and varied. The picture above shows the main road near where we are living. We are living on a Macadamia Nut farm. Our family was offered a chance to run a Mac nut farm and we leapt at the chance. The farm is in a remote corner of the big island of Hawaii near Kapoho. The town of Kapoho was wiped out by a lava flow in the 1960’s. Continue reading
On Monday, I arrived back from a road trip of ten days. We went to our lovely daughter’s wedding which was in Phoenix, Az.
It was 107F in the shade the day we went to the Phoenix Zoo. The animals were trying to keep cool:
We visited relatives on the way down and on the way back. I did not have a bite of real bread for all of that time! I have to admit my taste buds are spoiled.Continue reading