Friday, March 7, 2008

clay pot baking

First clay pot baking.

First cold start baking.

Need lots of experiments with this pot

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

sugar roll

sweet bread...
I took my dough to my office and saw how it rose today.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Apple Jam

My husband was looking at Japanese cook book and told me that he'd never had apple jam.

He said, "I don't think I've ever seen apple jam in the grocery stores."

So we went to the 'super' Whole Foods.

He was right.

We could not find any apple jam. We could only find apple sauce.

So I got some green apples and made apple preserve. (I did not add pectin and sugar so it's more like preserve than jam...?)


I will make some jam for my husband next week..

Ah, and I fed my yeast water apple core :)

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Cinnamonroll bread with apple+raisin yeast water


This is my favorite cinnamon bread.

I used to bake this with Fermipan yeast ( and it was great, people even gave me money for that:))but I also bake with natural yeast.

Now I do not eat refined white sugar and dairy so I use whole sugar and canola oil.

I make my dough soft so I still get soft crumb.

If you eat butter, egg and sugar you can have even fluffier crumb and crust.

wanna try it?

== Boulangerie tour in Japan==

== Boulangerie tour in Japan==
I went to my favorite boulangeries.