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ThurberMingus  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Google Trends Shows Spike in 'Bread' Searches

I made whole wheat bread yesterday.

Did not rise well, and it got very sour while I was waiting for it. So... not the best for just eating. I think I might make French toast out of it.

ThurberMingus  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm back

Well if you try gluten free yeast bread, the best tasting results I've had was about 1 cup rolled oats to 3 cups of some gluten free mix that was mostly rice flour and had thickening gums in it. First cook the oatmeal like normal, then add the flour yeast and salt. Add a little more water to get to play-doh consistency - it's never going to be stretchy like wheat dough. Let it rise, sprinkle some more oats on top, and bake.

The oats help it taste more bready and help the crust brown.

ThurberMingus  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Now that we're all working from home...what does your setup look like?

All you people and your fancy setups. You can't even see my desk underneath the rats nest of cables and notes to myself, so let's see if this image from a random website embeds:

Mine doesn't have the drawers on the left side and is smaller because of it. And it's more beat up because I got it from a neighbor who got it from an inlaw who got it from Raytheon when they threw it out. Also it's a worse yellowy brown color.

On top I've got my work laptop, on to of my personal laptop, a cheap gateway monitor from 8 years ago, and a keyboard and mouse from who knows where.

ThurberMingus  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm back
ThurberMingus  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Low-effort Loser's Loaf

That's what he thought. He toughed it through a slice and a half.

ThurberMingus  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Low-effort Loser's Loaf

My dad made a lot of bread machine experimental recipes. The best were cheese+tomato and walnut+raisins+cranberries. The worst was tomato+an enedible amount of black pepper.

ThurberMingus  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Where's that bandwagon? I'm jumping!

“Acorns were good until bread was found.” – Francis Bacon

Go for it

ThurberMingus  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Packing a bindle and hopping on this Bread Train tonight

Actually I'm proud of how light it is. Most of the bubbles are very small and evenly sized. My phone is cheap and can't do anything like macro photography though, so it could be gooey and the phone wouldn't show the difference.

ThurberMingus  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Packing a bindle and hopping on this Bread Train tonight

I meant it to be diamonds... but Zorro is better

ThurberMingus  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v3.75 - March 19, 2020

Mostly malt extract or a mash with mostly grain?

I'm curious about the details if you use a lot of grains - everyone seems to have their own system mashing and separating.

I have the right equipment to do brew-in-a-bag brewing and helped some friends brew beer, but so far I've stuck to 1 gallon fruit wines.

ThurberMingus  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bake away! bakes away! break away on the baker's way!

One non-intuitive thing with sourdough -- more starter usually means less sour bread.

The yeast grows more quickly than the lactobacillus which makes it sour. So if grow up a larger amount of starter and use twice as much starter, and adjust down the flour&water to compensate, the bread will rise faster, the lactobacillus will have less time to do their thing, and the bread will have a milder taste.

ThurberMingus  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Edward Said "Eat Your Heart Out" - Return of the Breadwatch (once again!)

How did you cook the naan? It looks like it has grill marks?

Also, anyone know the difference between naan and pita other than where it comes from?

ThurberMingus  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Craft Fair v3.75 - March 19, 2020

What kind of brewing setup do you have?

ThurberMingus  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski COVID-19 Round-Up #1

I would wonder if it went through all my in-laws and my work starting in mid February except that nobody except that I don't think a single one out of a few dozen have had symptoms worse than 'cold with a lingering cough'. And that includes some heavy smokers who don't exercise pushing 70.

Huh. I do think the situations is funny. Feels like i'm making fun of our mixups not their native languages, but what do I know about the other perspective.

You don't need to feel bad for finding humor in the game of telephone that results in most of our place names.

There are a whole bunch of names in the Midwest that came from the French asking one native questions about people who spoke completely unrelated languages that they didn't know.

Soooo all this is from skimming Wikipedia...

Various siouan-language-speaking tribes in the area.

Arkansas is the Algonquin name [passed through French] for the Quapaw Nation.

Kansas is one spelling of one name of the Kaw nation. Probably also derived through French and Algonquin.

Kansas City was founded in the Kansas River of course. I know that KCMO was in the Kansas territory at one point, but it's way too late at night for me to figure out when it ended up on the wrong side of the border. KCK is half a century younger so somewhere in there.