Since I live in a farm area, there are many roadside food stands and also so many fresh foods at market to buy. I made some of our favorite "sugar peas" with potatoes, milk and butter this morning. They are so sweet and delicious. The blueberries are also fresh so I decided to make some more baked oatmeal this morning. Red beets are also nice and tender now, so I also cooked some red beets off and made red beet eggs. Our local sweet corn in now in, too, so tonight for dinner I will husk the sweet corn and have it as part of our dinner. We are lucky to have so many fresh fruits and vegetables in our area in the summer to enjoy.
I have been experimenting with EL-7 to see what it does to dough, so this week there are two experiments with the EL-7. The one experiment is going to be with my preferment Lehmann dough and the other is going to be with Big Dave Ostrander dough recipe that he calls "Old Faithful".
I also made another hybrid Reinhart dough that was just mixed in my Kitchen Aid Mixer with the flat beater. All three of these experimental doughs are going to be baked at market on Tuesday. These picture are just of the dough balls of the "Old Faithful" and the hybrid Reinhart dough balls. The one pictures is of the preferment (poolish) that will be used the make the final dough for a preferment Lehmann dough ball tomorrow.
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Adventure in Pizza Making
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