Kneading Conference West is a three day event held in September at the Washington State University Extension and Research facility in Mt. Vernon. It brings together bakers, plant breeders, millers, brewers and even oven builders, all with some connection to grain.Continue reading
San Juan Island area is a beautiful place to live. The locals are very friendly, it has been fun to meet new people. I attended a transportation meeting to see about road safety and bike trails. I joined a prayer group from the church I attend and I was able to help out at the local soup kitchen this week and bring some of my bread.
I have had an interesting week. I received my CPR certification yesterday. It was an interesting class to attend. We also received lunch and a nice first aid kit. This class was sponsored by the Shoalwater Bay Tribe. They are very helpful and active in our local community. We are lucky to have them as neighbors here in Tokeland.
Remember how I spent some time trying to get a good soft crumb with sweet sourdough? Well I applied that same science to getting a nice soft wheat roll. The secret is adding some sour cream. Yes, you can add potatoes and that works too but the outcome is a bit heavier than the sour cream which helps produce a soft light crumb. Everyone wants a soft roll with dinner at times, yes the crusty hard rolls are terrific too, but sometimes you just want a soft dinner roll…
Yea, yea, I am on a sweet dough binge, I know it, my neighbors know it and well, we are not exactly upset about it! I have been experimenting with the soft sweet dough I came up with for the Sour Cream Rolls and the resulting variation is the Sourdough Walnut Roll demonstrated here.Continue reading
Congratulations Mimi, on winning one of the beautiful Koa lames. Please email me and I will get your lame into the mail.
We live near the Kapoho region of Hawaii, the whole village of Kapoho was wiped out by a lava flow in 1959-60 (gee I was just born). There are fields of lava all around the area, and of course the town is gone, we even have lava tube holes in our orchard. So I thought I would name these coconut rolls after the area. This recipe will make Continue reading
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.