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FOCACCIA

FOCACCIA

Captain François said the French have a saying: ‘Ce n’est pas le pain qui vous fait engraisser. C’est ce que vous metter sur le pain’ (‘It’s not the bread that makes you fat. It’s what you put on the bread’) So let’s put some healthy stuff on that bread…. My Bread-in-a-Bag was such an easy and encouraging success I decided to make focaccia. It’s one of those foods that is great for snacking or a meal in itself, eaten warm…

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BREAD-in-a-BAG

BREAD-in-a-BAG

  Yep…more bread… I continue to strive to improve and simplify the process to arrive at bread heaven. Even though the use of the bread machine greatly simplifies the task, it still requires electricity and I have yet to challenge our onboard inverter. I find ‘Artisan Bread’ intriguing because all the basic rules and processes of bread making seem to fly out the window My first attempt (Bread on the Barbecue – part 1) was a success… As was baking…

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BREAD MACHINE BREAD

BREAD MACHINE BREAD

In moderate desperation to have a decent bread supply onboard that didn’t require a lot of work, a lot of mess, a lot of time, and a lot of fuel or electricity consumption, I brought my ‘little’ bread machine onboard for a trial… On shore power it worked very well… I just needed to get that right formula of crispy crust and chewy interior. With a bit of tweaking of my standard recipe I have reached a reasonable compromise. BREAD…

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BREAD on the BARBECUE (part 2)

BREAD on the BARBECUE (part 2)

With the tremendous success in our land oven of this super easy bread recipe, I am encouraged to move on to the next step… preparing it in our tiny galley and baking it in our cockpit barbecue. Refer back to my previous post for what you will need… the boat method is identical… 1. Mix the ingredients 2. Set aside for at least 8 hours …Francois said it looked like Jabba the Hut 3. Fold like a T-shirt 4. Sprinkle…

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BREAD on the BARBECUE (part 1)

BREAD on the BARBECUE (part 1)

I am nothing if not determined to make decent bread on R.E.D. this year. I have thus far mastered Stove Top Pita, can make a very tasty Boston Brown Bread in the Omnia, and an attempt at pressure cooking produced something in the realm of ‘acceptable’ if toasted. ( the attractive 20 minute cooking time in the pressure cooker makes it worth a revisit) A recent discussion on a boating forum revived my interest to try this next method…. I…

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BOSTON BROWN BREAD

BOSTON BROWN BREAD

My bread quest continues… This time a dense nutrient-packed creation… …the batter fits perfectly in the Omnia pan… …Voilà! BREAD!!!… BOSTON BROWN BREAD (stove top version) 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 2/3 cups brown sugar (firmly packed) 2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup molasses 2 cups butter milk Whisk flour, sugar, soda & salt together to blend. Stir in milk & molasses just until incorporated. Heat Omnia base on high for 5…

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30 MINUTE ROLLS

30 MINUTE ROLLS

I am determined to be able to have fresh bread onboard this year but as yet have not found the best solution…   Pressure Cooker Bread didn’t do it for me. Stove Top Pitas are really easy and good but still not what I’m aiming for. And my Sourdough process is still a work in progress…   The following recipe for rolls seems appealing. 30 minutes is nothing. The mixing/kneading process will help build up some good boat muscles, and…

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UNIVERSAL MUFFIN MIX

UNIVERSAL MUFFIN MIX

This recipe for Universal Muffin Mix has been in my database for years. I can’t remember the original source but it seems to be the same one I see floating around various recipe sites.     Mixes are great to have on hand but when ever I can, I prefer creating my own (no nasty additives) As with my Bisquick clone recipe… and taco seasoning recipe…   This one makes enough for a ton of muffins but it is so…

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PRESSURE COOKER BREAD

PRESSURE COOKER BREAD

Pressure Cooker Bread 2 cups of flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 1-1/4 cup whole milk yogurt Combine flour, soda and salt. Stir in yogurt until mostly incorporated. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead for approximately 1 minute. Oil tin (I used my little silicone baking dish) Place dough in container and cover with foil allowing for expansion. Place on top of rack in cooker (I used 2 mason jar lids) Add hot water to half…

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PIZZA MARGHERITA á la R.E.D.

PIZZA MARGHERITA á la R.E.D.

With 10 freshly made stove top pitas on hand I feel compelled to create. (to be honest Francois is looking longlingly at them already envisioning his first trial as my official taste tester) One of my favourite pizzas is the Margherita very simple and fresh… minimal ingredients (as least the way I make it)… requires no special recipe…   Pizza Margherita for Two Two Stove top pitas Drizzle pita with olive oil Sprinkle with a sliced garlic clove & several…

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