Who Doughnut?


100% flour, 60% water, 4% salt and 1% yeast.


I’ve been trying to make the croissants from Tartine Bread since last week (trying in that I made the dough last week and let it sit around) and I finally got around to baking them tonight.

They say to bake the croissants at 475° for half an hour, but mine started burning at ten minutes. I ended up baking at 350° for ~30 and managed to get a nice golden color.


A plate of croissants.


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More Food

We had hamburgers with homemade buns (of course they were homemade) the other day. The buns were good and the burgers were huge. We had some corn with a compound butter that we made with Turkish seasoning.

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What We Did Today

We went to the Adult Swim Block Party. I was bored out of my head, and then I won a hat and a beer koozie, and now I love it. Jocelyn didn’t win anything, but we both got free shirts and temporary tattoos. We also got our picture taken in Carl’s pool, but I don’t think we’ve gotten the MMS with it yet.

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Cheeseburger & Grilled Asparagus

Cheeseburger & Grilled Asparagus
We finally had a nice evening at home, so we grilled some burgers last night. Nothing fancy, we just grilled the asparagus, the burgers and the onions.
As as aside, here’s a joke my girlfriend made up: What’s a ghosts favorite vegetable? Ascaragus. It’s dumb, but I really do love it.

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Applesauce Cake with Caramel Apples and Bacon

Applesauce Cake with Caramel Apples & Bacon
Practicing for my advanced baking practical exam. It’s an applesauce cake that’s baked with a layer of caramelized apples (like a tarte tatin), a layer of bacon on top of that, and then another layer of applesauce cake to top it off. I iced it with chocolate buttercream, and it’s a little sweet.
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Lamb Chops, Tabbouleh & Basil & Watermelon Salad

Lamb Chops, Tabbouleh & Basil & Watermelon Salad

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Havana Torte

Havana Torte

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Mocha Torte

Mocha Torte

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Petits Fours Glacés

Petits fours glacés

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