Half-Einkorn Sourdough Boules

Einkorn flour is not the easiest flour to work with. I’ve now made four batches of bread using this flour and one was ok, one was a total failure, another fine, and this most recent batch, with my own percentages, is the best. It’s a 44% einkorn loaf, so you don’t get quite as much of the advantage of this heirloom grain, but it’s better than nothing! And it gives a nice depth and beauty to the bread, as well! Levain (or just make sure you have enough of your starter to spare) 35g starter 35g all purpose flour 35g … Continue reading

Spiced Butternut Squash

I made fried tofu chicken last night. It was good, but I’m still tinkering with the recipe, so that’s not today’s post. On the side, we had this yummy butternut squash. If you find butternut a hassle to prep, here is what I suggest. Peel the outside with your favorite peeler. You don’t need to go all the way down the dark orange. Cut off the top and bottom either before peeling or after. Slice the “neck” of the squash off. Now you have 2 pieces. The neck is pretty much ready for slicing and cubing. For the bulb section, … Continue reading

Colcannon and Corn

Sometimes, it’s all about the sides! Today, for breakfast, we had homemade cinnamon rolls. Not to be outdone, dinner said, “hold my beer,” and came around with colcannon and corn on the cob. Yum! If you don’t know colcannon, this old Irish recipe traditionally contains cabbage, but here kale is substituted because why not?  This makes a great comfort food side dish with a little nutrition wrapped in!  Everyone in the house likes it, even if they aren’t into greens. Colcannon 5 lb chopped potatoes (peeled or not) 5 cloves garlic, minced (optional) 4 T olive oil 6-8 cups roughly … Continue reading