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What am I sappy dog blogging?

February 22, 2019

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What am I baking?

February 21, 2019

Yesterday was muffin day but today I tackled no-knead foccacia rolls from Budget Bytes. They are spectacular and easy!  I left off the Italian seasoning on the top, but did brush them with olive oil.  Crispy and crusty and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 Tbsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  • The day before (about 18 hours ahead of time) combine the flour, salt, and yeast in a large bowl. Stir until well mixed. Add the water, starting with 1.5 cups, and add a little more at a time until the flour forms a cohesive, wet ball. There should not be any dry flour left on the bottom of the bowl. The total amount of water you’ll need will vary, but should be between 1.5 to 2 cups. See the photos below for more info.
  • Loosely cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it sit at room temperature for 16-18 hours to ferment.
  • After 16-18 hours, the dough will look like a large, bubbly mass. Sprinkle with enough flour to be able to scrape it out of the bowl without it sticking to your hands. Place the dough on a well floured surface. Cut the dough into 12 pieces. Shape each piece into a small ball. The dough will be quite wet, floppy, and sticky, so sprinkle liberally with flour as you work.
  • Place the rolls on a baking sheet covered in foil and lightly sprayed with non-stick spray (I used two baking sheets). Brush the top of each lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle the Italian seasoning over top. Let rise for 30 minutes to one hour or until doubled in size.
  • While the rolls are still rising, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Once it is fully preheated, place the rolls in the oven and bake until the surface is a light golden brown (about 25 minutes). Serve warm!
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What am I watching this time?

February 20, 2019
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What am I sappy lion blogging?

February 15, 2019

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Why am I saying, “by Jupiter*?”

February 13, 2019

*An ellipsis of a full oath of the form “I swear by Jupiter that…”. (wiki)

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Why am I saying, “Brr?”

February 11, 2019

Ephemeral performance art, courtesy Mother Nature

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What am I sappy cardinal blogging?

February 8, 2019