I'd call them turtle buns, but the recipe calls them pineapple buns. Despite that they're coconut filled and have no pineapple in them. Ah well.

A pity so many splorched their fillings during the bake. Next time I'll knead the dough more, rest the dough less, and give more room on the pan.

Very tasty.

I went comet hunting on the weekend. NEOWISE is dimmer in person. Also, I am not good at astrophotography, but it probably just needs practice.

Made pizza last night for dinner. Sourdough doesn't disappoint, though I gotta get me a stone or steel: can't cook the toppings long enough with the oil and flip method.

At the request of my family for a bread with thinner armour, I baked the King Arthur sourdough sandwich loaves. I didn't like that it took yeast in addition to the levain... seems like cheating and I don't know if stores have yeast again around here... but it sure is tasty. (Maybe needs a little less sugar)

Back on my baking, I made more focaccia on Sunday. Gone within 24h. No notes on this one besides maybe some cooking spray on the bottom as the oil gets displaced during the second rise.

I've got to find a better proofing basket technique. The 'floured towel in a basket' sticks more often than not.

Not that it really affects the bread all that much (as you can see), but it is a pain to extract all that stickiness from the towel.

In case anyone hasn't already recommended it to you, Carole and Tuesday is on Netflix (and other places) and is an absolutely lovely 24-episode series about music and musicians. It and its soundtrack is exactly the upper you might desire on a gloomy Tuesday.

I am really proud of how this sourdough focaccia turned out.

Commercial yeast added to my starter that wouldn't rise has given me a vigorous starter in just a couple days. I used it to make this cannonball of a boule:

Sourdough Mark III: why are there caves in my bread?

I forgot to decrease the coming temp after preheat so it went a little weird. But again it is tasty, so I am now confident I can make a tasty loaf. This means I need suggestions for what to try next.

Good news! It is indeed tasty. It has some big holes, some small ones (I think this is called an uneven crumb), and is still fiendishly dense... but it tastes nice by itself and excellent with butter.

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Second sourdough loaf. Gotta let it cool before I learn how it tastes:

Made pizza. Burnt the bottom of the first one, but slowly got the hang of it. (skillet and broiler method).

Well, it wasn't a complete failure. Dense, almost flavourless, slight sourdough tang... adequate vehicle for margarine and salt. Not sure what I'll try differently next time.

Tried "pasta frittata": 3 eggs, some parmesan and mozzarella, about 0.5kg of leftover pasta, some grape tomatoes. Tasty, but not terribly pretty.

Szarlotka: 3c flour, 1c butter or margarine, 1/3c sour cream, 1.5c icing sugar, 3 eggs, 1Tbsp baking powder - 3lbs apples, sugar and cinnamon and raisins to taste

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