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  • @SciAggie that looks great.  Today I went to a local bakery and they had an Olive Polenta Sourdough Bread, which was incredible. It’s “Dan the Baker” for those of you in Columbus Ohio.  I am going to try Olive Bread next. Has anyone made this befo…
    in Wild Yeast Comment by EggDan May 14
  • Based on a comment above, I decided to bulk ferment for over 5 hours vs my normal 3.5 hours. The result was a much airier soft crumb, which I really enjoyed. I also tried a 12 hour Autolyse. Regardless, it turned out really good.  I even got some o…
    in Wild Yeast Comment by EggDan April 22
  • @SGH the Bacon turned out well! It was a little bit more work than I expected. I covered almost every inch of the main grid and the AR. The raised grid finished first and the main level took a little longer. The hot spots near the back were a little…
    in Bacon! Comment by EggDan April 1
  • Starting to hone in a little bit more. The Bread is coming out more consistent! 
    in Wild Yeast Comment by EggDan March 25
  • @NPHuskerFL I currently use only AP for my starter. I’ve had it for months and it rarely doubles in size. I’m interested in starting a second one with wheat flour. Have you ever tried 100% AP flour?
  • Just cooked another loaf! It turned out really well. Friday Evening: Starter out of the Fridge and fed Saturday Morning: Combined Starter with some of the Flour and all of the water... let it sit for 3 hours then into the Fridge Saturday Evening:…
    in Wild Yeast Comment by EggDan January 15
  • Hahaha. Also, I halved the Bobby Flay dough recipe for each pizza. 
    in Pizza Night Comment by EggDan January 8
  • @Focker  whoops!!! 
    in Pizza Night Comment by EggDan January 8
  • @northGAcock thanks!  I used Bobby Flays' but without Sugar and with All Purpose Flour
    in Pizza Night Comment by EggDan January 8
  • Very nice. Indirect and at what temperature?
  • @NPHuskerFL used your recipe and added a little water before the salt step. Not many adjustments at all. In hindsight I probably should have kept to the script. 
  • Just made @NPHuskerFL pumpkin bread...tastes great!
  • @xfire_ATX, approximately how long did that take?
  • @NPHuskerFL thanks for sharing! How was the taste? They look incredible. 
  • Thanks for the information. Any benefit of going true Cast Iron Dutch Oven vs an Enameled Dutch Oven? I’m assuming no, but thought I would ask anyways. Not sure if that Lodge is thicker. I typically use a Sams Club DO that I bought years ago vs my…
  • Very helpful post everyone. I am a few months in to my starter and it seems to be more robust every time I use it. I have only used a Dutch Oven for baking bread. I score and spritz the dough with water and I get a pretty good oven spring. I also p…
  • Very nice! How were the ABT’s with the Goat Cheese?
  • @Shiff is this the recipe that you have used? I am trying to think through the comment warning against using a banneton basket due to the hydration level. Did you use one? Thanks!
  • Really nice work! I'm very interested in the execution details. Congrats on a great cook. 
  • The flavor is definitely there! Just a little dense and a little doughy. Definitely will experiment. 
  • Thanks @Shiff. You could very well be right on overworking. I used a mixer to knead vs by hand. The dough seemed very strong after the fermentation rise. 
  • @jlsm Nope! So far so good, but the latest storm will test the drainage. I do have the front vent open. 
  • Very impressive. I've wanted to try to share your recipe? Thanks!
  • @cookingdude555 that's what I was thinking. This is a relatively cheap option that I can ship there and give it away to one of the people who can drive to the spot where we are staying. 
  • Incredible. Nice work!
  • Good news, BGE came through and replaced my Dome and Base.  After a spatchcock chicken and some burgers, the ceramics are already starting to darken.  I am even trying to use the cracked Base as a Flower pot.   Thank goodness for the Warranty!  
  • @RRP I agree with you. I failed to mention that when I installed one of your Rutlands I broke a clinch stud, which I've since replaced.   It doesn't hurt to ask about the band...i'm really piecing this thing together. 
  • @kl8ton good call... I will give that a try
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